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Old 09-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #11
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For me I pull my awning in when I leave the camp site or if it looks like rain storm coming up, but I also don't leave anything outside that if it gets wet will get damaged . But thats the way I am
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:58 PM   #12
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Five CG's this year.
Had the awning out in just one of them pulled it in before we left for the tourist bit along with putting stuff away and turning off the water.

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Five CG's this year.
Had the awning out in just one of them pulled it in before we left for the tourist bit along with putting stuff away and turning off the water.

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X2, I think I am more paranoid about a water fitting/line busting while I am away more than anything else.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:10 PM   #14
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X2, I think I am more paranoid about a water fitting/line busting while I am away more than anything else.
I read a few threads about that when I first started lurking here, did not take much for me to get in the habit.

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X2, I think I am more paranoid about a water fitting/line busting while I am away more than anything else.
When leaving camp we always roll in the awning, turn the water off and bleed off the pressure.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #16
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Like I said before, we leave the awning tied down and just lock the door and turn the water off when we leave.
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My brother in law staked his awning out once, when he got back to his camper later that day the stakes were there with the awning laying on top of them. It actually ripped off from the side his camper. He was not happy.
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My brother in law staked his awning out once, when he got back to his camper later that day the stakes were there with the awning laying on top of them. It actually ripped off from the side his camper. He was not happy.
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Just a dumb cajun here, you're gonna have to explain what that means.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:52 PM   #20
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On the topic of awning out in the rain....someone (can't remember who) posted a picture a few months ago...taken during/right after a MONSOON rain, rainwater flooding the campsite. Their awning was out, and STAKED DOWN using OC's owning poles/brackets.

They said it was a horrific rain and with OC's brackets/poles the awning weathered the storm just fine.

Our awnings have come thru some BAD winds using OC's awning poles and brackets, our ratchet straps and earth anchors.

Just remember, poles or not, tilt one end down for drainage!
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