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Old 05-14-2015, 01:02 PM   #1291
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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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Awning claims cost RV insurance carriers a lot of money. Many are looking for reasons to deny these expensive claims. How will you respond if and when the claims adjuster asks you if you have modified the awning or tied down it down?
You could lie, but that would be insurance fraud…
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:04 PM   #1292
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The wind caused the problem not the awning tie down that's what I'd day.

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:09 PM   #1293
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I have seen a Hell of a Lot of Awning (OVER the TOP) of RVs! and that is NOT a LIE! But NONE that were (Properly Secured) have I seen (OVER the TOP)! Also No Lie! Youroo!!
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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.
Only if they have a wind gauge, and those that do, have the ability to turn that function off
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:18 PM   #1295
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The wind caused the problem not the awning tie down that's what I'd day.

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Damage from “Wind” is a “Covered Peril” under most policies, “Comprehensive” portion/section.
A "Modification" to a fixed structure is often an "Exclusion".
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I can't see the risk of awning damage from wind being any higher with a properly secured electric awing using OC's kit than it would be if you had a factory-installed manual awning tied down the same way.

lgray's point that an insurance company may try to deny a claim based on a modification of the awning is plausible but I'd suggest that that insurer would try find another reason to deny your claim if you hadn't modified the awning. Some insurance companies are just not reliable for paying reasonable claims without a lot of hassle.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:23 PM   #1297
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I have seen a Hell of a Lot of Awning (OVER the TOP) of RVs! and that is NOT a LIE! But NONE that were (Properly Secured) have I seen (OVER the TOP)! Also No Lie! Youroo!!
Depends on how hard the wind is blowing.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:42 PM   #1298
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Thanks OC.I got the brackets today and installed them. I called you today about the top bolt so I lowered it 3", perfect! And when I installed the lower ones, I noticed that I didn't have to drill into the poles. I squeezed them using a 1/4" bolt and nut and then the pin had just enough room to hold it good and tight. I'm using Wooster 6'-12' painting poles. Trying to post pictures.
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I guess you'll have to stand on your head to see them! If you do, take a picture, it might living up the mood to this thread. Thanks again.
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Thanks OC.I got the brackets today and installed them. I called you today about the top bolt so I lowered it 3", perfect! And when I installed the lower ones, I noticed that I didn't have to drill into the poles. I squeezed them using a 1/4" bolt and nut and then the pin had just enough room to hold it good and tight. I'm using Wooster 6'-12' painting poles. Trying to post pictures.
Mounted 'em upside down.... the bracket with the strap hole is the top!
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