Caravan Awning Pegs Reviewed

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Caravan Awning Pegs

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This weekend I have treated myself to some new Awning Pegs. We use the caravan all year round and most of the time find ourselves on hardstanding. Hardstanding pitches require a certain type of peg and your standard tent peg just want cut the mustard. Actually they won’t break the surface of a hardstanding.

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A hard standing pitch isn’t grass. Seems obvious but they’re harder than grass. This picture is us recently at Rookesbury Park. You can see we’re on a hardstanding pitch, it’s similar to Type 1 – compacted gravel for want of another word.

No plastic tent pegs here.

I know what you’re thinking “How on Earth did he get the awning pegs in that stuff?.

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Instead of plastic tent awning pegs, you need to use metal ones. They’re available from all good camping stockists, and some bad ones too. I’ve spent the last couple of years using these:

Metal awning pegs. Mallet required…

Good sturdy metal pegs. You pop them through the rubber loop attached to the awning and give them a good old whack. Minding your fingers of course. These work really well. If you look closely they have a small thread at the bottom and as you hit them they screw themselves in. They are a bit tricky to get out and on a couple of occasions I’ve pulled my back, or done some kind of injury – awningitis probably, as well as the odd hammer rash hitting my thumb. However, they are good pegs and I’d certainly recommend them. They aren’t cheap but are worth the money

As I said at the top of the article, I did treat myself to some new pegs. It all came about because I’d also bought myself a new cordless drill. I’ve always used a cordless drill to put the stays (corner steadies) up and down and the battery was always running out. Recently I’ve been taking the charger as well, which is all added weight.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy metal awning pegs that you could screw in with a cordless electric drill/screwdriver. I was pretty sure some bright spark would have them on the market. I mean who wouldn’t want them?? I know I would.

Praise be to the God of Awnings.

There is someone up above the clouds..

OK, they look good, but will they actually work? Well, this weekend I tried them.

You even get a little hex head to attach to your drill/screwdriver, which looks a lot like this.

They were a little bit fiddly to start with, if you use too much speed they churned up the gravel and made a reasonably sized hole, so care and precision is needed. You need to be directly above it and push a little, but not too much. They don’t always work the first time but putting them in isn’t the best bit.

Just wait until you pack away to go home. This is where I’ve hurt my back by pulling the sodding things our of the hardstanding. The whole purpose of these pegs is so that your awning doesn’t fly away in the middle of a gale and snowstorm or whatever the British summer throws at you! So, I’m glad they don’t come out easily, at least that is until I need them to come out. On grass, it’s easy, just a tug with a hock, or maybe the fork end of a hammer. With the metal ones I prize them out this a hammer until I’m red in the face and they’ve only moved 2 mms.

Awning Pegs Removal

Removal is just like removing a screw, albeit a large one. So, just position the head on the top of the peg, set your drill to anti-clockwise and press the button. The unscrew easily and without any effort at all.

The only problem I have with these is that putting them in can be a little tricky, however, everything is made good with these once you come to the removal. I’ll definitely be using them next time, I’ll also pack the bang in type, just in case my battery runs out.

One thing that just occurred to me. How to get them out if your battery is flat when you try to extract them. I’m probably worrying unnecessarily…..

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Best Selling Awning Pegs

Bestseller No. 1
Blue Diamond POWER Pegs Hard Ground Tent & Awning Pegs x 20 With Plastic Storage Case*
  • Designed For Penetrating Harder, Stoney Ground Pitches
  • 6mm Gauge Steel, 20cm Long, 20 Pegs Per Box
  • Includes Robust Storage Case (Recyclable), Durable Plastic Head (Recyclable)
  • Loose Peg Heads for Personalised Fitting
  • May come in Orange or White Colourway (can not be specified)
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GOYADA 20 PCS Metal Rock Pegs For Awnings 10inch, Hard Ground Tent Camping Pegs Heavy Duty, Gazebo Awning Storm Camping Pegs For Camping Awning Traveling Netting Tarp (Orange)*
  • 【Sturdy Material】The tent peg hard ground is constructed from heavy duty galvanized steel with a protective zinc coating over the nail in order to prevent any rusting or corrosion. The heavy duty rock tent pegs material is incredibly durable and sturdy, sure to last through many camping seasons and backpacking adventures.
  • 【High Hardness】The rock pegs for awnings are feature high hardness and bending and flexural resistance that allows these tent nails to easily penetrate all kinds of terrain, whether it is grass, woods, beaches or Gobi, metal camping pegs can firmly fix the tent, resist wind and rain, and let you can sleep peacefully even if you are outdoors.
  • 【Convenient Design】Tough tent peg with PVC T-top that features both hook and rope-stringing eyelet allow storm pegs camping pegs to be pulled out quickly from the ground for fix versatility.
  • 【Easy To Use】Camping pegs hard ground have round and flat head for easier pounding. In order to ensure that the rock pegs for awnings hold tents firmly, the angle between the sharp end pegs and the ground should keep about 60 degrees that easy to quickly penetrate the ground.
  • 【Multi-function】Whether you are installing tents, gazebos, football nets, netting, groundsheets, awnings and windbreaks etc., the hard standing tent pegs can handle all of it and with the handy stringing eyelet on top of the plastic topper, the installation will be a breeze.
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Blue Diamond Screw Tent Pegs – 20 pack, Purple, One Size*
  • Compatible with Cordless Drill and Pegs ‘Screw-In’ Requires 13mm Drill Adaptor
  • Corkscrewed Shaft for Extra Grip
  • Fantastic on Hard-Standing or Shaley Ground
  • Heavy-Duty Plastic Head to Firmly Grip Guylines with 13mm Bolt Head
  • Includes Robust Plastic Carry Case with 20 Pegs Inside
Bestseller No. 4
Blue Diamond Hard Ground Tent Pegs, Orange, One Size*
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  • Sports Outdoors Categories Outdoor Recreation Camping Hiking Tent Accessories Tent Pegs
  • Product type: ANCHOR STAKE
  • Brand: Caravan Stuff 4 U
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Bestseller No. 5
Blue Diamond Heavy Duty Steel Metal Tent Awning Groundsheet Pegs- Box Of 15*
  • PEG LENGTH – 9cm
  • COLOUR – Silver
  • PACK QUANTITY – 15 Per Pack
  • GAUGE – 6.5mm
  • MATERIAL – Steel
Bestseller No. 6
30 Pcs Camping Pegs, Durable Awning Nails for Outdoor Fixing Camping Tent, Caravan Awnings – 14.5 x 2.7CM, with Spiral Design Heavy Duty Camping Pegs for Fixing Tent Tarps (Yellow Black)*
  • Product Includes: This product contains 30 camping pegs, including 15 each of yellow and black pegs, measuring 14.5cm in length. A sufficient number of tent pegs will meet your need for timely replacement.
  • Easy to Use: The elongated spiral design of camping pegs can be easily inserted into the ground, saving time and effort.
  • High quality material: Camping pegs adopts high quality PP material, smooth surface, not easy to deformation, durable, reusable, long product life.
  • Special Design: The pegs have a hook at the top for easy access, installation and removal. The body of the camping pegs has a spiral ring which easily penetrates the soil and locks firmly in place, so they will not come loose and hold the tent in place better.
  • Wide Application: These camping pegs can be used in many situations, such as fixing outdoor tents, car awnings, caravan awnings, rubber grass mats, weeding films, etc.
Bestseller No. 7
Leisurewize – Heavy Duty Outdoor 30-Piece Peg Set | Thread Peg, Hard Ground, Pile Driver Pegs | Tent Gazeebo Tarps Marquee Awning Pegs | Handy Storage Box | Rust Proof (Threaded)*
  • RUST RESISTANT: The tent peg stakes are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean after use. Made using galvanized steel, these tent pegs are firm and tough to break through the ground.
  • WIDE APPLICATIONS: These pegs are suitable for safeguarding your tent, anchoring the awnings, boats or marquees. The tent stake set is lightweight and portable enough to be carried when going for camping, hiking, mountain climbing, self-driving tour, and hunting.
  • MADE ROBUST: The tent pegs are made using high-quality stainless steel. These are suitable for both grass and hard standing surfaces. Each peg in the set has a safe, durable plastic head that is loose in order to be fitted by yourself.
  • KIT INCLUDES: Here at Leisurewize, we have made camping easier you can get a 15-Piece or a 30-Piece Peg Set. supplied in a handy storage case.
  • SUITABLE FOR: Whether you are using these pegs to secure your; Tent, Marquee, Gazeebo, Awning or your Tarp. These are suitable for any occasion.
Bestseller No. 8
cartrend Caravan 10 Pcs Ground Sheet Tent Awning Carpet Pegs Plastic Tent Pegs Camping*
  • Pegs are ideal for fixing groundsheets and tent carpets
  • Suitable for the ground attachment of tent carpet clips (item no. 10389)
  • Contents: 10 pieces
  • Robust design stands on its own

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One response to “Caravan Awning Pegs Reviewed”

  1. Diana Gonzalez avatar

    Removal is always the biggest part! I have probably set-up over 100 caravan awnings in my day and it’s always essential to have them hold firmly but removal is always a huge hassle. The screw-in pegs look like a game-changer, thanks for sharing.

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