Originally Posted by OldCoot
D ring is too close to the ground. Dog anchor handles are about 3"-4" above the screws. Sometimes I even screw them down to the handles. Really don't see an advantage to them.
I do see an advantage though, several actually.
1. Often the ground here in the mountains is rocky and hard.
When trying to screw in the dog anchors, because the handle of the dog anchor isn't welded where it comes back and meets the shaft of the anchor, they often open up and bend apart. I've had to weld mine. These would not do that.
2. When leaving the campsite for the day (or more) we often retract the awning (even with poles) just for safety's sake but do not remove the anchors so we can re-anchor with little effort/time upon return. The dog anchor handles are a tripping hazards for the grand-kids when they all pile out of the TV and scramble like Indians. These would fold flat to the ground.
Yes more pricey, but what's a 4 year old's broken arm worth?