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Old 05-14-2015, 01:20 AM   #1281
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That would be a yes Remember I asked you a few weeks ago if you had any more and you suggested I ask the folks Going to Nashville if they had one they wanted to sell "at a Premium?"

Well I asked
Good luck with that Bama. I can't imagine anyone with a set that would be willing to part with theirs. How much you offerin? .. in beer years...?

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Old 05-14-2015, 05:40 AM   #1282
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There is no way that OC'S poles would void your warranty. This is a fact, When my dealer saw the poles on my awnings. He thought it was the best thing going. He even asked if I could get him 20 sets that he could sell to people who buy a new trailer. I asked OC and he didn't want to go into mass production. Now my dealer is the biggest in Virginia. RVOUTLET, in Ringgold Va. Now if they were to void my warranty I do not think that he would have wanted them. According to FR, They told me that RVoutlet is one of there biggest dealers.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:54 AM   #1283
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Not sure about any warranty issues being raised; the gentleman I spoke with had an insurance claim issue. My assumption would be that an insurance carrier would view the structural changes made to the awning by adding this device, as interfering with the awnings ability to flex. Some of the new models even self retract.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:05 AM   #1284
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Use a Diffrent Insurance Co.! Or DONT use the Poles,I have NEVER seen or heard of ANYONE FORCED to use these POLE KITs! Youroo!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:11 AM   #1285
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My two copper washed zinc cents.

The way the awning support works is to tie the roller, poles and arms into a fixed framework that resists winds in excess of the wind speed which would damage a deployed power awning arms and the camper side attachment anchors.

You must still be cognizant of wind as the awning material itself (while taught) is still vulnerable to wind damage. Deflappers (or OC's idea for limiting awning material bounce in strong winds), is still a good idea to ensure longer awning material life.

IMO, properly secured with screw in anchors, the arms WILL NOT move or put undue stress on the power awning arms or wall supports even in moderate winds since the force on the roller and arm end, is straight down and along the awning material making it more taught.

Be aware that the FARTHER away you put the ground screws from the pole, the more force is taken away from the pole and transferred to the awning material itself. Putting the tie down closer to the pole will reduce the stress placed on an older awning's material (but will make the awning material susceptible to flapping due to less tension on the material).

I use a 30/60/90 triangle rather than a 45/45/90 to keep the tie down closer to the pole and still have adequate awning material tension while providing optimum wind protection.

If awning material is old, putting your tie downs in line with the roller will put zero stress on the material while still supporting the roller and awning structure.

The material can still tear if old due to flapping.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:40 AM   #1286
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I see a lot of people put ratchet tie downs from their awning Roller ends to the ground and they drive some sort of anchor into the ground and secure the other end of the ratchet straps hook to the anchor in the ground. I prefer in windy time to be safe and put the awning in, since they would cost a lot to replace the arms and awning material not to mention of the arms pull out of the sides of the RV


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Old 05-14-2015, 11:45 AM   #1287
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Good luck with that Bama. I can't imagine anyone with a set that would be willing to part with theirs. How much you offerin? .. in beer years...?

LOL I put my chances at .01% given my concept of "Premium" would be @ $50 over OC's price


But...OC told me to ask a couple of weeks ago. CRS kicked in and I did not remember to ask until yesterday - hey, if nothing else it gave everyone a chuckle
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X2 what Glenn & Lou said! I can't imagine the brackets voiding any warranty. Now, using OC's fantastic setup including the de-flappers in 70MPH winds may not end well for you


When my dealer saw my awning polls, he loved the concept and even got a digital camera and took pictures of them stowed and deployed. Shoot, for all I know he has already contacted OC and ordered a set of brackets for himself.


As for staking down the awnings, the screw in stakes work well in grass or other soft ground. Not so much in gravel or hardpan. I am using the "Claw" System (just google The Claw RV Tiedown). It is a 3-point "claw" at the end of each point there is a guide to drive a metal stake at a 45 degree angle into the ground. The tiedown attaches in the center of the claw. We used these when I was in the Air Force to secure helicopters in high wind situations, so I am pretty sure they will work well on our 5er
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Maybe the third time is the charm. NOT a warranty issue, but an insurance claim issue. No one on the Forum can say what an insurance carrier may choose to deny based upon modifications you make to a fixed piece of hardware. Not even your sales agent can speak for an insurance carrier on claims issues.

“You pays your money and you takes your chances”.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:52 PM   #1290
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Maybe the third time is the charm. NOT a warranty issue, but an insurance claim issue. No one on the Forum can say what an insurance carrier may choose to deny based upon modifications you make to a fixed piece of hardware. Not even your sales agent can speak for an insurance carrier on claims issues.

“You pays your money and you takes your chances”.
How do they know they arnt factory installed?
I find it hard to believe the insurance company would even have a clue.
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