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Old 07-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #11
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We use ours more than we ever did the old manual, but we have the self storing poles and tie them down. Only in wind in excess of 25mph do we ever put the awning in. Much easier than the old manual. .

But how do you roll it up once the wind is blowing hard?
Unlike the manual awning, you don't have the strap to hold it down.
And your tie-down poles will be flying around and banging against your camper.
I'll pass, thanks anyway.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #12
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Hey Coot,
Where did you get the "self storing poles?"
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #13
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But how do you roll it up once the wind is blowing hard?
Unlike the manual awning, you don't have the strap to hold it down.
And your tie-down poles will be flying around and banging against your camper.
I'll pass, thanks anyway.
Don't have a strap, but two poles to hold while retracting. It is not a problem. Only had to do it once and it was a lot easier than the manuals from my 30+ yrs of having a manual.
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Hey Coot,
Where did you get the "self storing poles?"
Made them out of alum poles. Sold several sets and so far, have gotten rave reviews. Altho there are skeptics. Dometic awning tie down poles
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Don't have a strap, but two poles to hold while retracting. .
That's a good trick, holding on to the two poles 14 feet apart!
I may have "only" been RVing for 25 years, but I still prefer the much stronger manual awnings.
But everyone is entitled to their own preference.
Actually, we have been Rving for 35 years, but the first one didn't have an awning, truck camper.
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That's a good trick, holding on to the two poles 14 feet apart!
I may have "only" been RVing for 25 years, but I still prefer the much stronger manual awnings.
But everyone is entitled to their own preference.
Actually, we have been Rving for 35 years, but the first one didn't have an awning, truck camper.
Duh, I do have a wife that held the other pole.
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Duh, I do have a wife that held the other pole.

Duh, it was a joke. No sense of humor?
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