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Old 04-25-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Power awning

If You have a power awning can you still tie it down?
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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I'd like to know as well.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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There shouldn't be any issue tying a secure line on it, unless you try to retract the awning before you remove the line.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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You can if it does not have the sensors on it. I made sure to ask the dealer when I did my walk through with them.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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I don't think it has sensors on it , nothing in the book mentions sensors.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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I tie mine down, BUT, I do not put ANY downward pressure on the awning at all .... it is there to keep it from flying away ....

When I tied down the manual awnin on the other trailer, I would make the tie down straps a tad tight, not much but it exerted some pressure to the awning.


The electric awning seems to be flimsier compared to the manual one.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
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Yes if you make adjustable support legs like you would have on the old type,in the carport position. Then you can apply down pressure on the ropes to the ground. Youroo!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:05 AM   #8
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I tie mine down all the time. Like Goomph, hardly any pressure. Also use springs on the straps to absorb any shock.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:18 AM   #9
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Yes to springs, though I have only one spring I need to get one more for sure !

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I tie mine down all the time. Like Goomph, hardly any pressure. Also use springs on the straps to absorb any shock.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #10
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Tied mine down for the first time while in Tampa.
We bought a sun shade that goes through the accessory slot.
The sun shade was held down with bungees to stakes in the ground.

A 15 MPH wind came up and the adjustable arms were banging and bending at the place where the spring piston is 90 degrees to the cross beam. Those cross beams were clearly bending and would have been ruined if I had not taken the sun shade down. When I closed the awning, the left arm would not lie flat against the camper. I believe the left end of the roller (non-motor end) had been pulled out of the bearing a little bit.

I will never tie it down with the shade again unless we were right there at all times. (like dining under the awning and needing the shade deployed)

We also do not have the wind sensors.
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