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Old 06-15-2016, 08:26 AM   #911
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Is your awning straight out or does it slope down at an angle? If it is already sloped, why would you need to lower one end, if it is sloped the water will just run off.

It is not sloped at enough angle for the water to flow off on its own. Water just pools on the awning. It is designed so that once the pool of water is heavy enough, one end dips down dumping the pool of water off the awning. Using the poles prevents this feature fro working and the water just keeps pooling up and sagging the awning.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:38 AM   #912
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Question- I bought and installed a set of poles from Old Coot a couple years ago but am seldom able to use them. My LCI awning has the auto dump feature and therefore I cannot lower one end of my awning to allow rain to run off. The poles are only useful for me with the wind, and must be put away as soon as the rain starts. Any suggestions?

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My awning is an A&E and also has the auto dump feature. All you have to do is drop the low side of the awning down several hole lower than the higher side. For example if one pole is extended 10 holes only extend the other side 6 holes (this is just an example). With the poles you loose or negate the auto dump feature but water runs off mine perfectly. With that being said, my awning is pretty high so I can drop one side pretty severely.

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Old 06-15-2016, 08:38 AM   #913
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It is not sloped at enough angle for the water to flow off on its own. Water just pools on the awning. It is designed so that once the pool of water is heavy enough, one end dips down dumping the pool of water off the awning. Using the poles prevents this feature fro working and the water just keeps pooling up and sagging the awning.
Is there no way to pull one end down & tie or strap it down ???
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:59 AM   #914
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It is not sloped at enough angle for the water to flow off on its own. Water just pools on the awning. It is designed so that once the pool of water is heavy enough, one end dips down dumping the pool of water off the awning. Using the poles prevents this feature fro working and the water just keeps pooling up and sagging the awning.
shorten the 'dump side' leg and pull that side down with your ratchet strap
and then lock the slid arm in place. The 'auto dump' will not go 'up and down', but the canopy will remain at an angle and let the rain water flow off at an even flow.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:21 AM   #915
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5Hawkeyes,
As already mentioned shorten one pole then the other then ratchet them down.
Youll always be in dump mode!

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Old 06-15-2016, 09:42 AM   #916
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Robert maryo your pole kit has shipped

Tim Ames your pole kit has shipped

Garren Stanley your poles are finished and at the powder coater, he didnt get to them before he left on vaction, he'll be back next week.

Jason hochsteller, your poles done and also at the powder coater.

Leefl yours will be done and to the powder coater before he gets back.

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Excellant!! can't wait to receive & install them.. much greater peace of mind from wind damage.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:45 AM   #917
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If you do not have tie downs,,, Google Happy Hooker !!!
If you use the screw in dog stakes,,, be sure you do not leave them where you last camped,,, that my be why I had to buy new ones this year ???
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Sorry I guess it is Happy Hook !!!
I was thinking of something else !!!
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Excellant!! can't wait to receive & install them.. much greater peace of mind from wind damage.
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