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Old 05-10-2018, 08:11 PM   #2201
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When I made my awning poles I used a painter pole and put the handle up and the screw end down. Then I put a paint pad on the bottom to keep it from going through my patio mat.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:56 PM   #2202
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When I made my awning poles I used a painter pole and put the handle up and the screw end down. Then I put a paint pad on the bottom to keep it from going through my patio mat.
Neat idea. I just ordered my brackets today. I might copy you but use a sanding pad since it would have a rubber bottom. Or put a piece of wood down with a indent in the middle for the handle.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:27 PM   #2203
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The poles save you from a down burst of wind. The tie down on the top of the poles save you when the wind wants to throw it over your camper. Very simple solution, just need to tie the awning to the poles and the tie down. The brackets sold here are the most universal solution. I have used them for three years on a TT and a 5er. I have watched others lose their awning while mine stay put. The brackets allow it all to fold up and lock for travel. That is the part most miss. You get the brackets for the top and the ones a the bottom for travel. Less the poles OC offers a complete package. Gheez OC needs to make a video.
While not a video, Turbs did a picture tutorial a few years back.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:56 PM   #2204
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As for Turbs, I ordered and got a reply from him back in October, but, still have not heard a word from him since he confirmed my order. I sent him an email a couple of weeks ago but no reply yet. Maybe he is sick or something.
Turbs is just busy with work and summer camping. I exchanged messages with him a couple weeks back, he won't be working on his versions until fall - probably after the Frogtober Fest rally.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #2205
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Turbs is just busy with work and summer camping. I exchanged messages with him a couple weeks back, he won't be working on his versions until fall - probably after the Frogtober Fest rally.
I still have plenty of bracket kits left.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:49 PM   #2206
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:00 PM   #2207
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Yes, cut the threads off.
Was hoping to do mine upside down like somebody else said but the handle part won't fit in the upper bracktet. No biggie.

How far down did you drill the holes in the aluminum for the upper bracket bolt?

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Old 05-18-2018, 01:17 PM   #2208
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Was hoping to do mine upside down like somebody else said but the handle part won't fit in the upper bracktet. No biggie.

How far down did you drill the holes in the aluminum for the upper bracket bolt?

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I made my own brackets and made them wide enough to receive the handle end of the poles.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:39 PM   #2209
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Just a bump to remind everyone that I can ship bracket kits today.

Better get them while I still have them as this is the last batch that will be made.
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Just a bump to remind everyone that I can ship bracket kits today.

Better get them while I still have them as this is the last batch that will be made.
If memory servers me I thought someone was taking over the bracket business.
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