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Old 05-12-2015, 09:21 AM   #1251
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Forgive me if it has been asked and answered already (136 pages is a lot to look through), but will these work on power awnings? And would it void my warranty if I attach these on a new camper?
These are specifically for a power awning.
I'd find it hard to believe they'd find a reason to void your warranty because of these.
If anything they should be happy you put them on to save the awning!

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Old 05-12-2015, 09:36 AM   #1252
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It's obvious he must have had his awning deployed during a hurricane or failed to use tie downs. 100's of others use O.C.'s kits on a regular basis in high winds and I've never heard a single account of them failing to perform above expectations.

I've had my awning out with de-flappers and OC hold down, inadvertently, in 45+ wind gusts to no ill affect.

Have to call "user error" on that one.
I have to agree as well. I've had OC's awning poles in use during two really nasty storms, both of which I probably should have taken them down, but didn't even get a chance to. There were 4 awnings destroyed at a campground in Shipshewana during this storm. They are well made and a solid product. Hard to believe that someone had issues with OC's awning poles. JMHO.

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Old 05-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #1253
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As I posted back at #899, during the five days we stayed at Greenbo Lake SP in Kentucky last October, we had three moderate to severe storms roll through. OC's awning system performed flawlessly. I use PVC conduit poles, screw in earth anchors and quality ratchet straps.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:57 AM   #1254
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It's a shame that this failure report didn't come directly from a forum member. We could then question how his hold down system was deployed and possibly find why it failed. For all we know maybe a tent peg was used instead of a proper ground screw anchor. Now all we are able to do is question without substantiation on the failure info.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:20 AM   #1255
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Why are the poles needed when you are using hold down straps?
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:27 AM   #1256
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Why are the poles needed when you are using hold down straps?
You can't use hold down straps alone on a power awning, it'll just pull down.
You have to have the poles to support the awning.

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Old 05-12-2015, 11:19 AM   #1257
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Why are the poles needed when you are using hold down straps?
Because without poles the wind can push the awning down as well as up. Damage can happen in the down direction as well as up.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:45 AM   #1258
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is it possible it was the fabric that was "totaled", .....if that"s the case, that can come from age, previous small damage, or even just the wind,.......the legs(when used correctly) converts the awning frame into a very solid and rigid structure but do nothing to improve the quality of the fabric, ......the condition of the fabric will determine how much wind abuse it can withstand, but the legs have nothing to do with that........
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:58 PM   #1259
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I believe I saw a previous post about someone using deflappers as well. How do you use deflappers with an auto awning? There is not any side rails to attach to correct?


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Old 05-12-2015, 12:59 PM   #1260
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Oc installs a shock cord from one awning arm to the other with cord over top the awning fabric.

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