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Old 07-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #11
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It's amazing how much punishment the manual awnings will take. I watched another neighbors awning fill with water to the point of forming a belly underneath. That awning took the same wind as the one pictured above and received no damage. He got lucky! I'll have to tell him about it when he arrives on Friday night. I managed to get it rolled up before heading out for work this morning.
I had the belly awning on our last trip..:-0 Apparently we didn't have the other side down enough notches for it to drain, so at 2am, I was out there hitting it with a broom to knock the water off, then taking it down a few notches..
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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GREYWOLF'S INFO SAYS do not worry about moon burn and put you awning up at sunset every eve. I leave mine up untill bed time only if the stars are out and there is no wind. Ive had mine 13 years now and have not had an incident yet. To be honest i came close ONCE 2nd trip out 13 years ago, caught it when 1/4 full of water(I got a shower).
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #13
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Here's an updated picture of the awning in my original post. The owner just took a knife to it and shoved it under his TT. What a shame.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #14
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We camp a lot at Myrtle Beach and have lost count of awnings we have seen destroyed. We always put ours up when we are away no matter how long it will be. Just can't afford the damage and have seen to many zero wind to destroyed awnings in a matter of minutes.
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We camp a lot at Myrtle Beach and have lost count of awnings we have seen destroyed. We always put ours up when we are away no matter how long it will be. Just can't afford the damage and have seen to many zero wind to destroyed awnings in a matter of minutes.
Yeah, we never even bother putting ours out at Myrtle Beach. Seems like it's always windy. Now that we've gotten a flimsy electric model, we definitely won't be using it at the beach.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #16
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Kind of off topic but I just saw a TT pulled over as he came off of The Queen Isabella Causeway. It's been a really windy day on South Padre Island and it appears his awning came unrolled as he drove over the the bridge. I made a u turn to give a hand and arrived as he and his friend were loading the awning roll into the bed of his truck! I think I'll install some locking pins in my awning arms to hold things in place when I travel. Anyone have any suggestions on where to place lock pins on power dometic awning? Pics?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #17
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Kind of off topic but I just saw a TT pulled over as he came off of The Queen Isabella Causeway. It's been a really windy day on South Padre Island and it appears his awning came unrolled as he drove over the the bridge. I made a u turn to give a hand and arrived as he and his friend were loading the awning roll into the bed of his truck! I think I'll install some locking pins in my awning arms to hold things in place when I travel. Anyone have any suggestions on where to place lock pins on power dometic awning? Pics?
Sorry to say, but locking the arms will not keep the roller from unrolling. You have to lock the roller itself.
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OC what are you hooking the bottom end of that turnbuckle to?
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Bottom picture shows it hooked on the bottom of the awning channel that is mounted to the wall.
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Going to work on a bracket to slip in the sunscreen slot to hook to and eliminate having to drill and tap the end cap.
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