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Old 04-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #291
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Can I ask please: Why are poles needed?

It kinda seems like you've come to that conclusion as well since you're using PVC now.
The only reason I can see is because people are going to over-tighten the tie-down straps. If you just leave the down straps a little loose, they'll prevent the awning from going up, and there's already fabric and arms that prevents it from coming down isn't there?
If you've been in wind with a power awning, tied down or not, with out support poles you'd probably know. There is tremendous bounce and overall scariness. At least for me. I simply didn't use my awning unless perfectly calm Before.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #292
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If you've been in wind with a power awning, tired down or not, with out support poles you'd probably know. There is tremendous bounce and overall scariness. At least for me. I simply didn't use my awning unless perfectly calm Before.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #293
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Can I ask please: Why are poles needed?

It kinda seems like you've come to that conclusion as well since you're using PVC now.
The only reason I can see is because people are going to over-tighten the tie-down straps. If you just leave the down straps a little loose, they'll prevent the awning from going up, and there's already fabric and arms that prevents it from coming down isn't there?
Trying to tie down without the poles puts all the flapping force on the awning arm brackets that are (in my case) pop riveted to the wall. It would not take much movement to work the pop rivets through the aluminum rib that the awning is pop riveted to.

The legs put all the force holding the awning down on the legs; through the awning material to the long awning retention rail and not on the awning extension support arms.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #294
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I am still contemplating it, Right now I am using my Homade Redneck Tie Downs!!!! But the DW says nthe camper is too pretty to use them, but she does not want ant holes drilled.

The only holes drilled are for the stow brackets and they are (2) 3/16" holes for pop rivets in each arm, no holes drilled in the camper. My first ones on the camper were velcroed to the arm. Put the fuzzy side on the arm and used the pin side on the poles. They held all the way to FL and I came up with the brackets. If you remove the brackets for any reason, you can put rivets in the holes and paint the rivet heads.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #295
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My God OLDCOOT, you have quite a sales team behind you. I agree with the logic behind both Herk and Turbs explanations on the benefits. Plus all the "HAPPY CAMPERS THAT BOUGHT THEM" It is very true what they have posted on the new power awning compared to the non-electric one's that allowed you to put the poles down. Pretty soon we will have to address you as "SIR OLD COOT"
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #296
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My God OLDCOOT, you have quite a sales team behind you. I agree with the logic behind both Herk and Turbs explanations on the benefits. Plus all the "HAPPY CAMPERS THAT BOUGHT THEM" It is very true what they have posted on the new power awning compared to the non-electric one's that allowed you to put the poles down. Pretty soon we will have to address you as "SIR OLD COOT"
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