I have material to make one set of poles that the inner poles instead of weighting approx. 1.75#, would weight approx. 2.26# ea. If anyone would want them, let me know.
I have no idea if the added 1# total extra weight would be detrimental to the awning retracting with the poles hanging. If that is the case, you can stow the poles before retracting OR worse case, just remove the outer poles until the awning is retracted and then re-attach the outer poles.
Anyone wanting to try them and willing to come to Concord, NC to pick them up, let me know and I will make them.
Let me know today and you can pick them up anytime next week.
P.S. NO, AquaMan, I will not ship!