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Old 06-14-2015, 12:57 PM   #1421
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Suggest using dog stake out screws and put 2 or 3 twists in the ratchet straps to eliminate the noise from the straps.

I cheeped out on the stakes and used some tent stakes I found at a campsite. They're more like 40p nails! They worked fine when it was just wind and hail... but the rain loosed the packed soil and the slippage began. I am testing a better solution now.

I figured out the twisted straps fix during the night... same thought process as the spiral on my TV's radio antenna. Thanks for the tips!


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Old 06-14-2015, 02:02 PM   #1422
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Use springs between dog straps and straps
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:13 AM   #1423
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Use springs between dog straps and straps
Springs kinda defeat the purpose of keeping the awning from moving up and down and flexing the flimsy arms. JMO
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:08 AM   #1424
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I cheeped out on the stakes and used some tent stakes I found at a campsite. They're more like 40p nails! They worked fine when it was just wind and hail... but the rain loosed the packed soil and the slippage began. I am testing a better solution now.

I figured out the twisted straps fix during the night... same thought process as the spiral on my TV's radio antenna. Thanks for the tips!


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Tent stakes don't work so well and those darn screw-in stakes suck in hardpan!

I got smart and bought a device we used in the military to secure our helos in the wind. Works like a charm and the harder you pull on the center, the more it digs in. Just buy 2 of these and your awning is secure!

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Old 06-17-2015, 09:27 AM   #1425
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Kits complete, ready to start shipping.
Last time I went camping my power awning was like a sail in the wind, not good, I had to keep it closed most of the windy day.

I'd like a set, I'll PM you my address and you can respond with the price and how I should pay you, please.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:58 PM   #1426
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Glenn Jurczyk will have my attaching kits at Nashville to go along with TURB's awning poles, so you can save a little money and get your poles mounted also as I'm sure there will be folks around to lend a hand.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:59 PM   #1427
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I will bring a Hilti gun. We can shoot the bottom hole, now what charge should we use....
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:06 PM   #1429
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