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Old 03-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #161
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I just hope everyone is pleased with them. If someone isn't pm me and we'll work it out up to and including a full refund.
Coot,Just received the poles ( 1-set) this afternoon they look great and have reel feel of quality.

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #162
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I started polishing my poles this afternoon using Mothers aluminum polish. The poles got scratched up a lot during shipping, but what little I have worked on really shines up nice.

Iowa: Not as bad as you picture it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:45 PM   #163
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I started polishing my poles this afternoon using Mothers aluminum polish. The poles got scratched up a lot during shipping, but what little I have worked on really shines up nice.

Iowa: Not as bad as you picture it.
Great! Maybe some 1600/2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper? I polished my ss exhaust tips with 2000 grit w/d sandpaper. Never tried it on alum. I just used a buffing wheel and jewelers rouge. (Dirty job)
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:30 PM   #164
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Got home and found a sewer pipe laying on my side walk! Wow talk about a sturdy package! No problems with the packaging breaking. All the parts are present and accounted for. No extra parts.

Going to give them to my son the car painter and have them painted black. It will probably take another 3 to 4 weeks before I can install, as I have to get to Savannah for the paint! But it will be worth it.

Thanks OC, they look great !
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:42 PM   #165
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Got home and found a sewer pipe laying on my side walk! Wow talk about a sturdy package! No problems with the packaging breaking. All the parts are present and accounted for. No extra parts.

Going to give them to my son the car painter and have them painted black. It will probably take another 3 to 4 weeks before I can install, as I have to get to Savannah for the paint! But it will be worth it.

Thanks OC, they look great !
Thanks for the update. You must have gotten the only ones not damaged by UPS throwing them.
Suggestion, due to the tight clearance between the inner and outer poles, paint the outers and the 4 brackets black and polish the inner poles. Would look sharp. Afraid if you paint the inners, they will get scratched when you telescope them. Suggest you mount them first complete and then take them off for the paint. Less chance of scratching them.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #166
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Thanks for the update. You must have gotten the only ones not damaged by UPS throwing them.
Suggestion, due to the tight clearance between the inner and outer poles, paint the outers black and polish the inners. Would look sharp. Afraid if you paint the inners, they will get scratched when you telescope them. Suggest you mount them first complete and then take them off for the paint. Less chance of scratching them.
Not too far away from NC I guess. I just read your instructions about the tight clearance. Good idea, that is what I will do. Good work on fabing the parts!
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #167
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So how many sets haven't been received (and accounted for) to date, OC?

If no one gets a "pair and a spare" you may need TOWTA to go out and look for the missing pole in your shop for ya.


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Good work on fabing the parts!
Thanks again.
Those upper brackets are impressive!
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:57 PM   #169
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...Now I have a question (actually Fritz's question):
What are the chances, with the anchor screws and the straps attached, that a strong wind would rip the brackets off the awning rails (and perhaps damage the side of the RV)? Have you ever experienced winds strong enough to do that? He says to tell ya he's not a Negative Nellie, just something that crossed his mind.

I've had ours out in 25-30 mph winds and it stays put. The only problem is the awning material flutters which I stop with some cord tied from one arm over the awning to the other arm. I now have some awning de-flappers that I have to figure out how to easily attach them to the arms so they can be removed.

SYE's wife says they will withstand a lot more. SYE, chime in here if you would.
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So how many sets haven't been received (and accounted for) to date, OC? If no one gets a "pair and a spare" you may need TOWTA to go out and look for the missing pole in your shop for ya.
Believe me, we've searched the garage, they are too easy to overlook and stumble over. About half have been received.
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