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Old 07-05-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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Awning tie downs

Using clips on strap ends and awning top rail.
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:31 PM   #2
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Well you have something for the up force but what about the downward force? The wind will come in and still blow it down and then it will blow up hard enough to plull out whatever has it anchored in to the ground. You need poles.
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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Well you have something for the up force but what about the downward force? The wind will come in and still blow it down and then it will blow up hard enough to plull out whatever has it anchored in to the ground. You need poles.
So true, without poles, the banging will eventually bend or break the flimsy strut channels.
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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The rails are spring loaded if the wind is that strong the awning won't be out
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The rails are spring loaded if the wind is that strong the awning won't be out
Only if you are there to put it in. The problem comes when it is calm, you leave for a few hours and the wind suddenly comes up. That's the beauty of the poles, you don't have to worry about putting it up every time you leave the camper. Of course, it's your awning and your choice. Enjoy!
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:58 PM   #6
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If you are going to be there then there is no use for the straps you can roll the owning in. The point of poles and straps is so you don't have to roll it up every time the wind blows. To each his own though.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:02 PM   #7
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That's why I never leave the awning out when I'm not there or at night, takes about 30 seconds to bring them in.
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Then I have to ask... Why strap them at all? If you are rolling it up anyway way the extra step to tie it down and then untie it to roll it up...
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So true, without poles, the banging will eventually bend or break the flimsy strut channels.
Exactly...

I have the Dometic electric awning. Do your brackets work for the one I have?
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:06 PM   #10
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I'm using the tie downs I used on my 27' Hyper-Lite TT with a manual awning. That awning was lower then the electric awning on the 5th wheel and the straps attached somewhat easier. I use a 3' pole to reach the rails on this awning.
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