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Old 04-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Awning Support/Clamps

Please forgive me if this has been discussed - tried the search feature to no avail.

Starting on the day we looked at the Flagstaff Super Lite 27BESS, I have been leery of the 19' awning. Going to one of our favorite campgrounds, we pass a TT with a long awning which has got one heck of a bow. I don't want that to happen to me.

I've been looking at the Carefree of Colorado Awning Support and also the Camco Clamps. I'm leaning more towards the Carefree and making my own lock like OC's awning lock.

I'd like to see what others have done and thoughts on keeping the awning secure.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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I have one of the Carefree Awning supports I need to install, I think it will be a big help on our 21' awning.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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19 feet is a long span. My in-law has a long span and he uses what looks like a third pole like the ones on each side. It has a 'rest' for the awning when rolled up, but also has a 'pin' on the end for when the awning is rolled out that is inserted in the awning pole to hold it out like the front and back so there is no bow when it is out. It looks something like this:


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19 feet is a long span. My in-law has a long span and he uses what looks like a third pole like the ones on each side. It has a 'rest' for the awning when rolled up, but also has a 'pin' on the end for when the awning is rolled out that is inserted in the awning pole to hold it out like the front and back so there is no bow when it is out. It looks something like this:


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I guess Brother Les throws another angle into the fray. Once deployed, should the awning also be supported in the middle? Like this number which not only supports at the trailer and above ground when deployed, but also has a vertical support.

Am I over-thinking this?
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I guess Brother Les throws another angle into the fray. Once deployed, should the awning also be supported in the middle? Like this number which not only supports at the trailer and above ground when deployed, but also has a vertical support.

Am I over-thinking this?
On real long awnings, it should definitely help keep the bow out of the tube.
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On real long awnings, it should definitely help keep the bow out of the tube.
On my previous trailer, a Roo 23SS, I never thought too much about supporting the roller, even though it was somewhere in the 16' range. But it was a manual awning. Maybe it's just me, but these new power awnings, while convenient, just don't seem to have the "heft" to them the manual ones do. Plus, this one is probably 3' longer than what I am used to.

Okay, OC, define "real long awnings".
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On my previous trailer, a Roo 23SS, I never thought too much about supporting the roller, even though it was somewhere in the 16' range. But it was a manual awning. Maybe it's just me, but these new power awnings, while convenient, just don't seem to have the "heft" to them the manual ones do. Plus, this one is probably 3' longer than what I am used to.

Okay, OC, define "real long awnings".
I would classify any over 16' and especially the 19'ers. I think if you have a bow in any of them regardless of length, it would be good to use.
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I would classify any over 16' and especially the 19'ers. I think if you have a bow in any of them regardless of length, it would be good to use.
Well, DW is getting an order ready, so it looks like the Camco support (at a minimum) will be included in the order.

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That’s a good idea! I was not aware they made such.
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Well, I went with the Dometic Automatic Cradle Support.... just came this afternoon. It's a mill finish, plain aluminum. Guess when I paint OC's Awning Support Brackets, I'll also paint the awning support.

I'll post pictures when it gets installed.

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