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Old 11-30-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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378 Awning Tied Down or Not?

We are stationary for the winter and the Florida ocean breezes are delightful, however....

Our awning billows and flaps, often dipping and then banging. I have used a couple of straps to secure the ends, which seems to help. I have it compressed about half way to still permit the auto dumping of rain.

But I noticed that the awning material now rubs on the big slide cover roller. Should I be concerned that the awning will wear now prematurely at those points?

Thoughts?
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:39 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:06 AM   #3
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I'm gonna follow this thread...I usually don't tie down the awning, just pull it in when it's windy
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As an added enhansment to install'n the awning poles, I've done a set of de-flapper poles on the same concept....they stay attached to the awning support hardware
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:36 PM   #6
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Awning

Anything rubbing on it will ware a hole thru it either take it in when windy or secure it and to me that would be the middle as well as the sides would need to be secure
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I wouldn't waste my time trying to tie down the stupid misplaced awning on a 378TS. If you tie it down it will rub on the slide topped and make a hole. Better of putting it out and in manually.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:16 PM   #8
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Where in FL are you? I am in Davenport, FL and have the bracket kits with me and you can get poles at Lowes/Home Depot. As for the awning rubbing on the slide out, you can raise the awning with the poles or just protect the awning by putting foam pipe insulation or a pool noodle on it. Most folks don't like having to run their awnings in and out at the slightest breeze. We put ours out last Mon afternoon and the wind has blown every day since. Even trying out the new Claws which seem to be working in this sand with grass.
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We full time and we stay at one place (workamping) for 3 or 4 months at a time. Our awning is out, pulled all the way down and tied to the ground via a ShadePro screen. Yes it is over the slide and yes there is a just a little stretched area at the end of the slide topper but no holes. Been doing this for over three years now. We will continue to work it this way because we like utilizing the ShadePro screen. I caution the utilization of poles to help support the awning UNLESS you have the awning all the way down to shed the water in a major storm. I know first hand...thank goodness for insurance... but have never had a problem with any kind of storm utilizing the awning without poles and just securing it with the ShadePro.
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