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Old 08-09-2016, 10:34 AM   #1101
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During expected strong down burst of rain, I put the awning at an angle so the rain rolls off quickly. I see others doing the same thing. Is it possible that your awning does not allow you to do the same thing?
I was talking about a sudden down burst of wind !!!
We never know when that might happen !!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:40 AM   #1102
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The way the old Manual awnings were made only thing you had to add was maybe a couple of deflappers !!! You did not have to put them away every time a little dark cloud passed by !!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:45 AM   #1103
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WOW! with all the replies I see that we all camp different. My awning are always strapped down for just those times when unexpected winds or whatever might happen. When I am away from my rv for any amount of time I retract the awning (power) within 30 seconds, and put back out upon my return. Awning straps are very easy to release. I do understand that not everyone has this option, that is why I state different ways of camping for different people. That's why it is so enjoyable to camp and meet people with different ideas.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #1104
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During expected strong down burst of rain, I put the awning at an angle so the rain rolls off quickly. I see others doing the same thing. Is it possible that your awning does not allow you to do the same thing?
The reason for the poles is to stop the compression of strong unexpected down drafts and the straps to hold the awning for unexpected uplifting. The combination makes for a much stronger structure for the awning. The poles allow for the awning to be tilted to its max or anywhere in-between for rain run off. The poles are not designed so that a person can ignore weather but do provide a certain amount of protection for the unexpected.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #1105
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:55 AM   #1106
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Looks Good Bob !!!
But I would trade my Power Awning with polls & strap for an old Manual awning any day !!!
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:57 AM   #1107
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And I would trade my old truck for a newer truck any day! lol
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Another thing is with awning poles you can use a sunscreen!





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