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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439903

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Is this worth using, supposed to help stop black streaks.

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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439904

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I use it when the van is not touring and it seems to work. It also keeps the awning slot clear of muck and creepies.
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439908

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So can this be removed then put back when awning dissasembled each time ? Sick off the black streaks , will need one for each side ! More money !!
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439909

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Yes it's just like the beading on your awning with a small flap. Look on eBay they seem to come in 12 m packs. One outfit recently put his in place when he packed up and so towed with it in situ. But that seems a bit extreme.
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439911

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We have one on each side of the van, not had and black streaks down the van and we travel with them in situ.
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439913

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Alternatively you could clean the caravan roof, it's where the black streaks come from as the grime washes down the sides of the caravan :P
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439915

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Parksy wrote:
Alternatively you could clean the caravan roof, it's where the black streaks come from as the grime washes down the sides of the caravan :P

Now now ! Caravan roof spotless but when we go to pick it up from storage always the odd streak down it after bad weather , Hutch , dont encourage him !! :lol:
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439919

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Now Craig , would I, :evil: . I have often thought about these item and then discarded the ideas, as my caravan and roof is spotless apart from the crud the pigeons in the barn where I store it, deposit their after dinner extras. So I use the black streak remover about once a month on the areas that are starting and around the hatch doors etc. Doesnt take long and works really well. But we tour a lot and when in storage the vannis under cover.
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439922

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Unless your caravan is stored under laboratory conditions inside a hermatically sealed building grime and dust will settle onto the roof of your caravan.
I would agree that the awning rail protectors will help, but the grime and dust settles along the top edges of windows, side locker, cassette toilet and battery box doors and in fridge vents. There's nothing to stop grimy rainwater running down the from and back of the caravan, but if you store your caravan nose down the rainwater will run off the roof instead of forming puddles.
A good wax will help to prevent the build up of black streaks because water will run off more quickly.
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Awning Rail Protector 9 months 3 weeks ago #439933

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Totally and utterly with Parksy on this one. We certainly have slightly more issues with windows and fridge vent areas than from the roof. I must say though we don't really have much of a problem with black streaks and they come off easily with Auto Glym caravan and motorhome cleaner.
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