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A simple clothsline.


This clothesline is simple to make, simple to put up and pull down. The materials you need are two rubber tie-downs, swages, shrink tape, clothesline, heat gun and swaging tool. All available from the green shed. The plastic coating needs to be removed before swaging, 2mm swages, and 200mm rubber straps x 2. Requires no hole drilling in the awning strut. Ours gets used all the time, so I know it works. More info if required.

 



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A good one Ian, so thanks for that

Do you have a link to a swaging tool at Bunnings, I was unaware that they sold them

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The swaging tool is in with the swages, balustrade section, costing about $35. I know what you are thinking, and yes I have used the tool to do electrical swaging, if you just squeeze the tool just so far, does a good job, just don't tell anybody I told you so!

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iana wrote:

The swaging tool is in with the swages, balustrade section, costing about $35. I know what you are thinking, and yes I have used the tool to do electrical swaging, if you just squeeze the tool just so far, does a good job, just don't tell anybody I told you so!


 When bush camping the cheapest cloths line is a tarzan  line, [ tree 2 tree].



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We just loop  a length of nylon rope twice from one awning arm to the other arm.

Also we carry one of those free standing  umbrella type cloths lines so we can peg it down out in the sun.

Must peg down as a stiff breeze will blow the unit over.

Keep it simple ... 

Jay&Dee



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Be careful with bungee cords, a few lost eyes.

I use a truckers hitch & if you need more purchasing power double that up!



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iana wrote:

The swaging tool is in with the swages, balustrade section, costing about $35. I know what you are thinking, and yes I have used the tool to do electrical swaging, if you just squeeze the tool just so far, does a good job, just don't tell anybody I told you so!


Thanks for that, Ian



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And a small turnbuckle on one end to adjust the tension, Ian.

Jon, I think Ian's tie down cords are stronger than bungy cords - but yes, safety has to be considered. It does overcome the problem of having to drill, rivet the awning arms & having them jam.

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No turn barrel needed. Been living in the van for 2 years plus, and have had no problems using it so far.

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