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Old 12-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Trouble with awning poles

You better be careful about the "OLD COOT" add on stuff, this is what you will get when you buy his stuff. Bent my fine electronic auto dump awning
Cover arm and about cut my rear door "ASSIST" handle into.

His instructions are not too clear and are really confusing, even the pictures he supplies are not too clear.

When we get to "Moore Haven" for the kick back rally, the "OIC" (one in charge)will be taking care of him for sure. She carries a big stick and does not talk softly!!!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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You better be careful about the "OLD COOT" add on stuff, this is what you will get when you buy his stuff. Bent my fine electronic auto dump awning Cover arm and about cut my rear door "ASSIST" handle into.

His instructions are not too clear and are really confusing, even the pictures he supplies are not too clear.

When we get to "Moore Haven" for the kick back rally, the "OIC" (one in charge)will be taking care of him for sure. She carries a big stick and does not talk softly!!!!!!!
Don't know what happened, can you explain? Sent you a pm to give me a call.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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WOW Sid! So sorry man.

When you mounted the lower brackets, what kind of bolts did you use?

There is not a lot of room to clear the operating arms and pop rivets were recommended and all photos of installations showed pop rivets being used.

These photos are from other installs where members posted photos. It looks like your lower retaining bracket might have been mounted too high and/or in the way of the other moving parts.

I did retract mine the first time using Turbo's remote control to make sure it would not hit anything as it retracted. There were no problems because I made sure the bracket would be no where near the other moving parts.
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Bent my fine electronic auto dump awning
Cover arm and about cut my rear door "ASSIST" handle into.
Was this "auto dump" function enabled while the poles were erect and were tied down?
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Was this "auto dump" function enabled while the poles were erect and were tied down?
It appears from the photos the trouble occurred on retraction.
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It appears from the photos the trouble occurred on retraction.

I have not seen many "Awning" incidents to know from a photo that is was going in or out, but it would seem to me that, this would be a great time to invest in Turbs remote awning setup to watch what is happening when it all rolls up or out.

This must have been the first time it was tried with the poles installed then?
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I have not seen many "Awning" incidents to know from a photo that is was going in or out, but it would seem to me that, this would be a great time to invest in Turbs remote awning setup to watch what is happening when it all rolls up or out.

This must have been the first time it was tried with the poles installed then?
The poles should have nothing to do with retracting or deploying the awning. If the poles are stowed, they do not interfere with the functioning of the arms. If they are swinging loose, they just swing in with the arms. If the awning is tied down with the poles deployed, the motor will not be able to move the awning or utilize the wind/auto dump feature as the awning roller tube is in a fixed position by the poles and ratchet straps.
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The poles should have nothing to do with retracting or deploying the awning. If the poles are stowed, they do not interfere with the functioning of the arms. If they are swinging loose, they just swing in with the arms. If the awning is tied down with the poles deployed, the motor will not be able to move the awning or utilize the wind/auto dump feature as the awning roller tube is in a fixed position by the poles and ratchet straps.

That is what I was trying to allude to.
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WOW Sid! So sorry man.

When you mounted the lower brackets, what kind of bolts did you use?

There is not a lot of room to clear the operating arms and pop rivets were recommended and all photos of installations showed pop rivets being used.

These photos are from other installs where members posted photos. It looks like your lower retaining bracket might have been mounted too high and/or in the way of the other moving parts.

I did retract mine the first time using Turbo's remote control to make sure it would not hit anything as it retracted. There were no problems because I made sure the bracket would be no where near the other moving parts.
I wonder what type of fastener he used as well. I used pop rivets. The position of the bracket looks OK, my brackets are also mounted at that level. There ARE moving parts at that level and any fastener other than a rivet (which was recommended) would most likely make contact with them resulting in a failure.
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