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Old 06-15-2016, 10:22 AM   #921
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The Claw tie downs. I've yet to find ground (30-40 places) that I could not get them into the ground. Very secure.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:26 AM   #922
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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?
To tilt the awning and use the poles, you MUST disable the auto dump feature. Once we put our awning out, we never take it in until we are breaking camp. We sit out in the rain under the awning.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:27 AM   #923
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The Claw tie downs. I've yet to find ground (30-40 places) that I could not get them into the ground. Very secure.
They even work in the FL sand if there is a grass cover.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:28 AM   #924
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The Claw tie downs. I've yet to find ground (30-40 places) that I could not get them into the ground. Very secure.
Just been lurking here for a while. Funny you should mention the Claw. I just ordered a set of 3 which should arrive at my house today. I got 2 for the awning and one for my satellite dish. I bought the aircraft kit off of amazon.

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Old 06-15-2016, 10:56 AM   #925
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I too am interested in a set of poles. Not sure where in IA you are but im about 90mins from Davenport.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:34 PM   #926
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To tilt the awning and use the poles, you MUST disable the auto dump feature. Once we put our awning out, we never take it in until we are breaking camp. We sit out in the rain under the awning.

I guess I'm not sure how to disable the auto dump feature. I've tried to shorten one pole on the dump side, as others suggested, but that creates sag in the awning, and rain still pools up further sagging the awning and allowing that side of the awning to flap in the wind.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:40 PM   #927
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I guess I'm not sure how to disable the auto dump feature. I've tried to shorten one pole on the dump side, as others suggested, but that creates sag in the awning, and rain still pools up further sagging the awning and allowing that side of the awning to flap in the wind.
Are you using ratchet straps and dirt screws to tie the awning down?
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Yep, just like that.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:22 PM   #929
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De-flapper poles will keep material tight lengthwise

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I guess I'm not sure how to disable the auto dump feature. I've tried to shorten one pole on the dump side, as others suggested, but that creates sag in the awning, and rain still pools up further sagging the awning and allowing that side of the awning to flap in the wind.
Do you have the lockable knobs on your awning?
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