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Old 10-11-2012, 08:55 AM   #31
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X2. Oh the DW will be so happy to be able to install her awning lights!

Thanks Neil!
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Thanks again Neil...I'll make sure to post photos of the install.
Will pm UPS details later this morning. On our way to UPS now.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #32
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gaspeddler Tues delivery

frankm Mon. delivery

emailed UPS tracking no. & receipts
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #33
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Went to my tubing supplier Sat and he had enough material for 3 sets of tie down poles altho the outer poles for 2 sets are 1/8" wall tubing instead of the 0.060" wall. He won't be ordering any more material. So, I made 3 sets and have one set left. PM me for details.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #34
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SOLD OUT!
Last 2 sets to UPS a few minutes ago. Thanks to the 8 that bought them
I will keep trying to find material, but for the time being, I won't be making anymore.
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Last 2 sets to UPS a few minutes ago. Thanks to the 8 that bought them
I will keep trying to find material, but for the time being, I won't be making anymore.
Package came in today. I'm looking forward to the weekend to start work on the install. Thanks again Neil!
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Package came in today. I'm looking forward to the weekend to start work on the install. Thanks again Neil!

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:08 PM   #37
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Found some more outer pole material which is more costly, but I like it as it doesn't need painting and looks kinda neat. Making one set with plain poles and 2 sets with the new "Wire Brushed Finish" poles. They are all 3 sets 1/8" wall outer tubes.
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Camped in 25-35 mph winds last week. Here is our in a pinch, low-tech, low-cost solution to the awning bouncing around in the wind:

Went to a big-box home improvment store. Bought two telescoping paint sticks. (heavy-duty, once telescoped out and locked, my DH couldn't push them back in). $16.98 each. Then we went to the plumbing department. Bought four PVC elbows and 2 pvc t fittings. Put an elbow on each end of the t fitting (kind of looks like a miniature goal post!) and attached to the end of the paint stick. Propped one under each end of the awning and tied the awning down with an awning tie down kit. By adjusting the paint stick, you can adjust your awning so that the rain will run off.

For less than $45, we could use our awning when it rained instead of having it rolled up, and I could stop worrying about it ripping off the side of the TT.
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Camped in 25-35 mph winds last week. Here is our in a pinch, low-tech, low-cost solution to the awning bouncing around in the wind:

Went to a big-box home improvment store. Bought two telescoping paint sticks. (heavy-duty, once telescoped out and locked, my DH couldn't push them back in). $16.98 each. Then we went to the plumbing department. Bought four PVC elbows and 2 pvc t fittings. Put an elbow on each end of the t fitting (kind of looks like a miniature goal post!) and attached to the end of the paint stick. Propped one under each end of the awning and tied the awning down with an awning tie down kit. By adjusting the paint stick, you can adjust your awning so that the rain will run off.

For less than $45, we could use our awning when it rained instead of having it rolled up, and I could stop worrying about it ripping off the side of the TT.
Sounds like a good alternative, but, they have to be taken apart and stored. Nothing to store on mine other than the ratchet straps and Dirt Screws. But, I do like your idea. How about some pictures?
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Finished the 3 sets of poles today. Ready to ship if anyone is interested, PM me for details.
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