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Old 07-28-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Awning Question?

Are these suppose to be tightened when the awning is extended? I usually keep them loose in case of rain? Click image for larger version

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Old 07-28-2016, 03:30 PM   #2
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Are these suppose to be tightened when the awning is extended? I usually keep them loose in case of rain? Attachment 115645

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You can tighten those up in breezy conditions and it will keep your awning from "rattling"

That said, in high winds you need to loosen them and retract your awning or you take a chance of destroying your awning.

Alternately, Old Coot & Turbs are manufacturing & selling Awning Tie Down Kits that are great to own!

Here is a link to the thread:
Awning pole hold down kit
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No keep them loose for the water dump feature to work. If you pull the arm down you can tighten them up then to hold awing at a angle for water to run off.
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I keep mine lose so if it rains the rain water can run off, and in the wind it'll flap. I've seen some that has those tightened up and a straight awning pole, and the awning ripped off from the wind or broke from the rain water puddling up.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:34 PM   #5
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No keep them loose for the water dump feature to work. If you pull the arm down you can tighten them up then to hold awing at a angle for water to run off.
Actually, you can do that and tighten the awning - just pull one corner lower than the other and tighten.

Still, the Awning tie Down pole kit is the best solution - especially if you are camping for several days.
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Winds blew up in Nashville last week and caught a lot of people by surprise, except the 5 forest river units with awning poles!


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A/c was running and covered by awning.



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Good timing on the question...

When the awning is in the lower position (both sides), can you retract it? Or do you have to raise it back up.

In our previous RV (a Fleetwood DP) the awning was tilted with spring loaded detents. The awning could be retracted with it in any position.

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