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Old 04-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #201
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OldCoot,

Sorry I didn't see your post sooner. I know you're not making the kits anymore but did you say that you would make the brackets to attach the poles? I am new to the forum as I just purchased a new Rockwood 8312ss. I used to have a couple of Jayco's but I definitely like the Rockwoods better, except for the power awning. If you're done with manufacturing all together I completely understand.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #202
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Dometic Power Awning Tiedown Kit Manufacturing Division of D&D Chassis is officially CLOSED! Last set will leave by UPS tomorrow to Port St. Lucie, FL

I will make the brackets to attach the poles to the awning arms if someone would want them.

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT PURCHASED THEM. I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH!

p.s. Turbs, sorry ol phriend, but you will have to phile phor unemployment aphter all. Thank you phor your assistance?
Was looking forward to receiving the last set sold today but will not receive it until tomorrow. Im bummed but will let you know how the install goes this weekend.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #203
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OldCoot,

Sorry I didn't see your post sooner. I know you're not making the kits anymore but did you say that you would make the brackets to attach the poles? I am new to the forum as I just purchased a new Rockwood 8312ss. I used to have a couple of Jayco's but I definitely like the Rockwoods better, except for the power awning. If you're done with manufacturing all together I completely understand.
Will still make and sell the brackets to attach the poles to the upper awning arm. PM me for details.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #204
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Way to go PHS79! I hope someone else out there beats my record to get them out of the tube! Are you going to paint yours? Are you going to be in Goshen to show them off?
Thanks! Yes I am going to paint mine. It is suppose to rain on Saturday so that would be nice inside job to take care of, but install is a ways off probably a month or so. But they will be one by our first camping trip in 5 weeks. No Goshen for us, we have reservations at a couple of lakes up north those weekends. It would be great to go and meet up other from here, be able to put a face with a name.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #205
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Drawing for the tie down kit is in the Library under Awnings,... Thanks to Herk for putting it in there.
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Morning OC! I have a question for ya. I am planning on painting my tubes and brackets, but how do you suggest I prep them?

I was thinking of just scuffing them up with 200 or 220 grit sand paper, wiping them down, then prime and paint. But then I had a friend tell me to skip the scuffing up step, get an an aluminium primer and then paint them. Finally last night I showed my cousin (who is a machinist and thinking about making a kit for his camper) he said to use a green Scotch bright pad with muriatic acid (no big deal since I have some in the garage), wash it off, let it dry for 24 hrs then prime and paint.

So what have you found to be the best way to prep and paint?

Thanks again!
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...he said to use a green Scotch bright pad with muriatic acid (no big deal since I have some in the garage), wash it off, let it dry for 24 hrs then prime and paint...
The one set I painted, I wet sanded with 200 grit, wiped down with thinner and painted. I think your cousin has the right idea. I personally like them polished, but it is a lot of work and a little dirty using a buffing wheel and polishing compound sticks. The polished ones will look nice with any color scheme and it's easy to remove any scratches.
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I found out that muriatic acid will eat thru scotch bright pads, lean something new everyday! So I ended up using red scotch bright with water, rinsing it off, then used what was left of the 1 green pad I had in the garage with water and rinsed with water. They are now drying, tomorrow I am going to wipe them down with thinner, then hang them up to prime and paint.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #209
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UPS finally dropped off the last set sold!!! yea me!
Have no idea what they were doing with my poles but originally to be delivered on the 4th got them today the 8th.
They Look GREAT, very solid.
Now the work clean, paint and install.
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UPS finally dropped off the last set sold!!! yea me!
Have no idea what they were doing with my poles but originally to be delivered on the 4th got them today the 8th.
They Look GREAT, very solid.
Now the work clean, paint and install.
They are kinda getting like USPS, but they don't charge extra for storage.

Glad you finally got them and hope you are happy with them. Suggest installing before painting to prevent possible scratching. They are easy to remove, just drill the pop rivet holes for the stow brackets and the stow hole in the tubes and then remove everything and clean & paint.
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