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Old 04-06-2015, 11:13 AM   #1071
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Here's a picture of how I went about attaching poles with a "foot"... I didn't want to deal with straps. I used OC's upper brackets, but I remove them (the poles, not the brackets) for travel.
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The straps are for winds that normally us electric awning folk would re-tract our awnings for. Really depends on if you can camp in sheltered areas or not. Gets expensive if they turn inside out. The 'doggie' corkscrew anchors work really good for straps and a small board or paver stone for soft ground also works.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:20 AM   #1072
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May I ask why you don't stow them on the awning for travel? That was the whole idea of the bracket design.

Wifey said she didn't like it... looks ugly. I don't question those kinds of things. 😏


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The straps are for winds that normally us electric awning folk would re-tract our awnings for. Really depends on if you can camp in sheltered areas or not. Gets expensive if they turn inside out. The 'doggie' corkscrew anchors work really good for straps and a small board or paver stone for soft ground also works.

If you notice my picture... I have floor flanges at the base of mine, attached to the poles... Then use HD tent stakes to anchor into the ground. Works very well in windy conditions.. And nothing for the kids to trip over.


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Old 04-06-2015, 11:31 AM   #1074
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If you notice my picture... I have floor flanges at the base of mine, attached to the poles... Then use HD tent stakes to anchor into the ground. Works very well in windy conditions.. And nothing for the kids to trip over.


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I did notice, but maybe some people haven't accepted the concept yet.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:45 PM   #1075
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If you notice my picture... I have floor flanges at the base of mine, attached to the poles... Then use HD tent stakes to anchor into the ground. Works very well in windy conditions.. And nothing for the kids to trip over.


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I was thinking the same thing. With a rigid pole why also use straps.

What kind of floor flanges are those and how do you attach them to the poles? Hard to see in the photos.

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I was thinking the same thing. With a rigid pole why also use straps.

What kind of floor flanges are those and how do you attach them to the poles? Hard to see in the photos.

Thanks
You'd find out if the wind came up... and not being close by. It's your choice.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:54 PM   #1077
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If there painted the same as the awning arm they "appear" like oem equipment.

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I was thinking the same thing. With a rigid pole why also use straps. What kind of floor flanges are those and how do you attach them to the poles? Hard to see in the photos. Thanks
As soon as the wind picks up and pulls the pad stakes and throws the whole awning back over the trailer, you'll have wished you had used the ratchet straps and dog screws.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:13 PM   #1079
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As soon as the wind picks up and pulls the pad stakes and throws the whole awning back over the trailer, you'll have wished you had used the ratchet straps and dog screws.
What he said

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so nice to see TURBS and Old Coot getting along. Must be residual effect of a holiday
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