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Old 09-08-2014, 10:56 PM   #21
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Thanks... yep, we'd roll it in for sure if the weather was a bit rough. We just wanted to enjoy being outside and not retreat due a modest rainfall. We'll tilt for sure. Thanks again everyone
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:19 PM   #22
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Awnings in the rain

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Only if you have poles, the awning is tilted and it is staked down.

The electric awnings on the 2860 and others move on the shock absorber to let the weight of the low side collecting water to "dump" the water so long as you don't tighten the thumb wheels.
I tighten the wheels for unsuspected wind but in a calm light rain they do their thing
Storms?
Wind?
Before bed time?
with a touch of a button,I put it up!
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:28 PM   #23
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The electric awnings on the 2860 and others move on the shock absorber to let the weight of the low side collecting water to "dump" the water so long as you don't tighten the thumb wheels.
I tighten the wheels for unsuspected wind but in a calm light rain they do their thing
Storms?
Wind?
Before bed time?
with a touch of a button,I put it up!
All I can say is, "GOOD LUCK".
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:45 PM   #24
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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!
That may have been us Weezer, Shipshewana trip in June, there were 4 awnings destroyed that afternoon from the wind and rain. Made a believer out of us to use poles, tie downs, and tilting one end!
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:49 PM   #25
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All I can say is, "GOOD LUCK".

I understand where you're coming from but I'm not sure how you would pole and tie the electric style awning.
My old rollout had the poles that detatch but on the electric awning the support arms don't detach from the arms?
Is there a thread for securing this style of awning for weather?
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I understand where you're coming from but I'm not sure how you would pole and tie the electric style awning.
My old rollout had the poles that detatch but on the electric awning the support arms don't detach from the arms?
Is there a tread for securing this style of awning for weather?
Fairly easily.
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I'll be installing my OC awning tie down kit as soon as I get my poles
This mod should do the trick.
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Most people also don't know how far you are suppose to extend your awning. You should only roll it out far enough so that the flap is hanging nearly straight down. This eliminates the "trough" effect by over extending the awning. Contrary to what OC will tell (sell) you, you can effectively stake down an automatic awning without poles. I have a full length sunshade with 3 tie downs, I also have a roller tube tie down kit that locks the roller. My awning comes out close to a 45 degree angle, so the tie downs are also pulling the awning out. A slight lock on the arms, and my awning will not move. A full season rain storms at my seasonal campground has proven this. With that said, not all awnings have as much slope as mine, and those awnings would benefit greatly from OC's poles.
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Just a dumb cajun here, you're gonna have to explain what that means.

It means....ooooppppss.... 'wish that did not happen '...... (imo)
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Most people also don't know how far you are suppose to extend your awning. You should only roll it out far enough so that the flap is hanging nearly straight down. This eliminates the "trough" effect by over extending the awning. Contrary to what OC will tell (sell) you, you can effectively stake down an automatic awning without poles. I have a full length sunshade with 3 tie downs, I also have a roller tube tie down kit that locks the roller. My awning comes out close to a 45 degree angle, so the tie downs are also pulling the awning out. A slight lock on the arms, and my awning will not move. A full season rain storms at my seasonal campground has proven this. With that said, not all awnings have as much slope as mine, and those awnings would benefit greatly from OC's poles.
Sounds like good system.
I'm just more comfortable with the idea of pressure on cheap replaceable aluminum or PVC poles than having pressure on the expensive awning arms
To each his own
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