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Old 08-05-2016, 07:10 PM   #1831
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:40 PM   #1832
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:40 PM   #1833
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I needed support for my patio room on my new trailer which has a solaria electric awning and could not find any available on line.
So i made my own supports out of the an old pair of manual awning rafters ( from a storm damaged awning), a pair of large foam padded d-rings and ratchet straps.
I squared the ends of the rafters and installed plastic plugs for the poles with a small ss screw in the top plug.
The poles are inserted in to the accessory grove of the awning and the d-rings are clipped on the shafts at each end with the ratchet straps to ground anchors.
They work great and are easy to put up, take down, are adjustable and light weight.
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #1834
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I needed support for my patio room on my new trailer which has a solaria electric awning and could not find any available on line.
So i made my own supports out of the an old pair of manual awning rafters ( from a storm damaged awning), a pair of large foam padded d-rings and ratchet straps.
I squared the ends of the rafters and installed plastic plugs for the poles with a small ss screw in the top plug.
The poles are inserted in to the accessory grove of the awning and the d-rings are clipped on the shafts at each end with the ratchet straps to ground anchors.
They work great and are easy to put up, take down, are adjustable and light weight.
Good idea, more then one way to skin a cat. Just a question even with awning poles when you attach the screen room, what happens if you catch a surprize from the wind gods? How long will it take to take that screen room down, Poles will help to 35 maybe 40 MPH winds but there is still a point they have to be put away. You can always pull the pin and retract the awning but once you have a screen room added it might take longer, just trying to figure out what a person does. A shade screen you can always roll up, I have a zipper that will disconnect the 6' section and leave the 1' part in the roller. The 1' part will roll up with the awning, that is the way they were designed...
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:27 PM   #1835
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we have had a screen room on campers for the last 15 years and have not had a problem and have been through many a storm. The screen room has always anchored the awning with the awning supports holding up the room.
We did have micro-down-burst that folded the awning tube , hence the rafters.
Insurance covered the replacement awning
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:11 PM   #1836
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we have had a screen room on campers for the last 15 years and have not had a problem and have been through many a storm. The screen room has always anchored the awning with the awning supports holding up the room.
We did have micro-down-burst that folded the awning tube , hence the rafters.
Insurance covered the replacement awning
Interesting, I have really seen one, but I do know my wife hates the bugs, If you have a picture I like to see it attached...T/U...
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here is a photo of the screen room installed on our old Southwind back in 2007
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:30 PM   #1839
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Well Old Coot I received my brackets yesterday they are high quality I'm painting them today and will be testing them next week.

If they work as week as they look you have solved the problems with this style of awnings
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:46 PM   #1840
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Just a bump, still have a few attaching kits and one set of alum poles.

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