Originally Posted by JTN8
Looks great!! What is the length of that and what size drop did you add?
Jason thanks. The shade is 17 ft wide and it has a total drop of 10 ft. The top section slides into the slot in the awning tube, and rolls up with the awning, it is a 4 ft drop. The bottom section that zips onto the top section is a 6 ft drop. I can zip the lower section on to the upper while standing on the ground.
I had grommets put every 18". I think they typically put them ever 36". I wanted them every 18" to give me additional holding power in windy conditions. I use bungee cords instead of rope to give the awning the ability to flex a little. I have had my awning out, with the shade attached, during 30 mph wind gusts without issue. Just make sure that when you have your awning staked down you turn off the auto retract feature.