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Old 03-24-2014, 03:07 PM   #201
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I don't know what others do, but I leave the tightening bolt completely loose.
I do the opposite, I set my poles and give a slight tilt for the water to run off. I find that even with the poles if you do not tighten the knobs that a wind will cause them to bounce a little. Just try it both way's and you will know what way you like them after the first wind or rain storm. But I never listen to that OLD MAN anyway just ask him....
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #202
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I've done both and haven't noticed a difference. I guess I leave them loosely snug...guyed out, the awning stays nice and taught.

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:50 PM   #203
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I've done both and haven't noticed a difference. I guess I leave them loosely snug...guyed out, the awning stays nice and taught.

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I leave them loose so all I have to do is remove the straps, shove the poles up in the hanging stow position and hit the remote and then pin them in the stow brackets.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #204
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Finished polishing my poles this weekend and got them installed. They are great! Can't wait to try them out on the next trip!

Thanks, OC!
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:15 PM   #205
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Finished polishing my poles this weekend and got them installed. They are great! Can't wait to try them out on the next trip!

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Thank you, glad you're happy.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:20 PM   #206
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our poles are scheduled to be delivered today! Got an email from UPS this morning!

Will keep you posted!

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:25 PM   #207
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our poles are scheduled to be delivered today! Got an email from UPS this morning!

Will keep you posted!

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Maybe we should ask for a refund from UPS for storage in Bedford, IL.

Hope you get them undamaged.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:59 AM   #208
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Maybe we should ask for a refund from UPS for storage in Bedford, IL.

Hope you get them undamaged.
Good one!

They look to be in great shape from the outside, there is still grey duct tape over both wooden ends and all the labels appear to be intact! I did not get a chance to take them out yet, we had dinner guests and they just left.
Will open tomorrow night after work and take a look!

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Old 03-25-2014, 03:48 AM   #209
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Question for everyone who has a set of awning poles from OC; and for those about to use theirs soon: when you deploy the awning and are using the tie down kit--do you secure the tightening bolt on the awning arms themselves? Seems like a simple question--I just don't want to bend or break something by doing it improperly.

Painted my bracket hardware this weekend with gloss white Rustoleom and they are a perfect match to the awning arms themselves. Going to paint the outer poles and the inner poles as well but only down to where it leaves about a 1 inch wide gap between the two poles when completly collapsed. That way I don't interfere with the fit between them.
We (Snug) the knob in the slotted arms after complete setup is done,height set and proper drop for runoff. This eliminates the (Rattling) of the slotted arm assembly when the Wind blows! Youroo!!
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Good one!

They look to be in great shape from the outside, there is still grey duct tape over both wooden ends and all the labels appear to be intact! I did not get a chance to take them out yet, we had dinner guests and they just left.
Will open tomorrow night after work and take a look!

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They should be good to go if the wooden plugs and duct tape is intact.
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