How To: Retrofitting an RV Awning

After drilling Hellmann Sikaflex sprays onto bracket, counters plates, screws and sleeves. “This has to do well later when screwing. Then it is sealed.” The adhesive required for setting is about two hours. It is therefore no rush. Do not forget about the punctual roughening structure wall.

However, time pressure comes from elsewhere. To seal the awning against the construction, use Schafhäutle not Sikaflex, but a one-sided adhesive coated sealing tape of Würth, which begins immediately after application to swell to two centimeters. This has two advantages: First, irregular joint widths are compensated. Secondly, later is possibly required disassembly of the weather protection significantly lighter. Because it must go quickly now, two conductors and a helper are meaningful.

Oh, the awning definitely should cover in width the cabin door completely. Hellmann: “Otherwise the customer thinks every time it rains on him – guaranteed.”


  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • Wrench or ratchet
  • Cutter for the sleeves
  • Sealing material

Dometic Perfect wall 1500 (Prostor 500)

Width: 3.50m, extract: 2.50m drive: manual, housing color: white, silver, anthracite, champagne, end caps: aluminum, price: from 712 Euro, mounting specialist operation: about 2 straits plus consumables such as Sikaflex and sealing tape.


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Disposal In The Motorhome

Disposal machines compared

To bypass the troublesome disposal of Toilettenkassete, create automatic disposal machines. Promobil has tested two systems of Thetford and Camper Clean.

The disposal of the toilet cassette is one of the less titillating tasks during the camping holiday. But not anymore, because now there is an automatic variant. The disposal machines of the company Camper Clean are currently at 19 locations in Germany, by the end of the network are to be expanded to Europe. Toilet manufacturer Thetford has also recognized the signs of time and in 2014 presented at the Caravan Salon own fully automatic disposal station. This is currently being tested in the Netherlands and will be also on German actuators and campgrounds at the end of the year. Promobil has tried both available on the market models. How do they work, it is shown in the pictures and the cost obligations PDF “Sani Special”, where you learn more about sanitation in the camper.

How much gas is safe?

If you go on vacation, the gas cylinders in the camper may not be missing. But how many bottles may actually be transported? This question has the promobil reader Birgit Jaser.

How many gas cylinders may be transported in a motor home? Only the two in the gas box or possibly a third as a reserve?

Since it is a private, not a commercial transport, only the general requirements for the transport of gas are in this case. A transport document is not necessary up to 300kg net mass. Private individuals only need to comply with the relevant safety regulations for gas transport.

That is, the bottles must be secured so that they can no slip during braking and cornering. In addition, the valves must be covered by the protective caps. The completed from the living area storage place the bottle in the vehicle shall be adequately vented to the outside. The bottles can be transported vertically or horizontally and also transversely to the direction of travel. In recharges smoking and open fires are prohibited in the vicinity.

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