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Old 07-05-2016, 04:42 PM   #971
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I was thinking the same thing. In the pic of the Fuzion, it looks like the poles would still be there had they been installed.

I'm actually a big proponent of the poles and would like to get some myself eventually, but if the awning is going to rip away from the trailer itself, there's not much you can do.
My point exactly. Not knock'en them but poles aren't going to stop it from bowing and filling with water. They all failed to give the water a route of escape. The material can only hold so much. You have to angle it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:55 PM   #972
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My point exactly. Not knock'en them but poles aren't going to stop it from bowing and filling with water. They all failed to give the water a route of escape. The material can only hold so much. You have to angle it.
To be fair to Turbs, it's easy enough to angle the awning and still use the poles. You just have to set one lower than the other.

But the wind can still blow enough to tear the awning away from the trailer. Especially if it's been weakened by the pinholes they all seem to develop over the years. At that point the poles only keep the anwing from blowing across the CG.
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I think the poles would also limit the amount of damage from movement to the structure prior to the fabric letting go. I used my poles in heavy rain (no heavy wind) with one side lowered and the water ran off fine.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:14 PM   #974
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Awesome! I wonder where they will leave them (this is always so fun with the post office) They won't fit in the mailbox, so its either my front porch or I'll get one of those orange tags to go pick them up. I hope they are on the porch, the local post office is NOT the best.....

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With the poles, you can also use de-flapper poles to keep the awning material from whipping and flopping which is what tears things up. The pictures only show one de-flapper on each end, I now have 2 for each end which I will use in FL this winter.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:21 PM   #976
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For our 2 week road trip, I was the only one in our caravan that had their awning out all the time. The GTown triple poles worked great plus I got free installation at the factory and stayed at their "Lost Wheel Campground" for free!


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How long is the inner bottom tube or is it solid rod?
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It doesn't look like it, but the poles are extended beyond 11' and the straps are 14' long. That's why my Georgetown needs triple poles.


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Awesome! I wonder where they will leave them (this is always so fun with the post office) They won't fit in the mailbox, so its either my front porch or I'll get one of those orange tags to go pick them up. I hope they are on the porch, the local post office is NOT the best.....

Will keep you posted.
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Apparently I was living right today.....pulled up at 615pm and the mail carrier was still putting mail out at our boxes, so I stopped and asked her about my package, she said yep, she had one big long box! Showed her my ID, which luckily matched. . Off I went home with my poles. Excellently packed, I may add. Will try to install this weekend if our spot allows us to extend the awning.

Were there some directions? I remember seeing them somewhere online.....

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