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Old 05-11-2015, 08:05 PM   #1231
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I spoke with a camper who purchased and properly installed this set up. He thought he was good to go…no so, it did not hold and his awning was totaled. When he tried to file an insurance claim, it was denied because he modified the awning.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:20 PM   #1232
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Something smells with this statement! Trying to be Nice! Youroo!!
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:23 PM   #1233
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Igray - Do you have any more details? IMO if you combine twist-in dog stakes with quality tie-downs & locking poles the awning is not going to go anywhere except in extreme winds. However, this is not something you leave setup unattended 24/7 at a permanent site, etc. The point is that it allows you to enjoy your awning when it gets a little breezy...

I purchased the hardware set from Old Coot, plan to install it, but will let common sense prevail. I still plan to retract the awning when we are gone all-day or when the weather turns sour.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:26 PM   #1234
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:38 PM   #1235
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Not sure what you are smelling, sounds personal. I am just relaying what a fellow camper told me.

Keeping it professional, I would suggest anyone considering this application, contact your carrier and inquire about hardware modifications as a coverage exclusion.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:48 PM   #1236
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:51 PM   #1237
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lgray- can you provide details or pictures? Did they use the tie downs plus poles as recommended or just the poles?
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I spoke with a camper who purchased and properly installed this set up. He thought he was good to go…no so, it did not hold and his awning was totaled. When he tried to file an insurance claim, it was denied because he modified the awning.
The ones who have gotten these awning add-ons is a smaller close-knit group. I would have thought this being the situation that anyone who had any kind of problems or even insurance problems would have contacted OC....if for no other reason than as a friendly courtesy thing...since most everyone who has these are good friends of the designer.

OC, has any owner of your awning brackets and/or poles been in contact with you about this situation or a similar one?
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The ones who have gotten these awning add-ons is a smaller close-knit group. I would have thought this being the situation that anyone who had any kind of problems or even insurance problems would have contacted OC....if for no other reason than as a friendly courtesy thing...since most everyone who has these are good friends of the designer.

OC, has any owner of your awning brackets and/or poles been in contact with you about this situation or a similar one?
Have never had even one complaint or issue of any kind other than how to install them. This is the 1st I've heard of anything amiss.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:07 PM   #1240
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Not sure anyone but a forum member got OC's brackets or kit.

Would like to hear from them directly through the forum.

Not to say it did not occur; just a first person account would carry a lot more weight.
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