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Old 07-07-2015, 08:25 AM   #11
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The design of the awning arms on this style awning are for a purpose. They are specifically designed to collapse and release when the winds get to high for the awning in the extended position. There was a video by the mfr. of a motor home going down the road with the awning fully extended to show how it was designed to work. They are also designed to collapse under the weight of water accumulation on the canopy. If you tie down the awning what protection do you have if the awning fills with gallons of water and stretches the fabric. Or the fabric gets whipping in the wind and tears across the top at the stitching just like a zipper. I can tell you we see 200 or more awnings damaged each year because of tie downs and unattended awnings. Not a cheap repair even under insurance with deductibles and depreciation.
Tie downs have (NO) effect on the water DUMP function of our awning! Poles installed and (Improperly adjusted) can cause Issues! Same as (Improperly adjusted Poles/Arms on a Manual type! Are you a (Insurance Adjuster) because I have (NEVER) in all our years camping seen (200 Damaged Awning) let alone (200+ a YEAR)?? Most of us (POLE CATS) know how to (Properly Adjust and Use) our Poles! Youroo!!
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:30 AM   #12
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I have NEVER in all our years camping seen 200 Damaged Awning let alone 200+ a YEAR?? Most of us POLE CATS know how to Properly Adjust and Use our Poles! Youroo!!
It's on the internet, so it must be true!
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:47 AM   #13
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:43 PM   #14
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So one PM me where to Get these ponles
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:53 PM   #15
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So one PM me where to Get these ponles
Here's the brackets.
Awning pole hold down kit

Here's the poles.

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hillsdaletc: Our good friend has the awning on his TT that's supposed to collapse to empty rainwater. At our church campout last year, he was awakened when it didn't collapse. Before it buckled, it tore a large piece of the side of the TT out with it. Trust but verify? I consider that verification - don't trust them!
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Those who criticize are miss informed and haven't been educated via a $1000.00 + awning repair bill "yet"

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The design of the awning arms on this style awning are for a purpose. They are specifically designed to collapse and release when the winds get to high for the awning in the extended position. There was a video by the mfr. of a motor home going down the road with the awning fully extended to show how it was designed to work. They are also designed to collapse under the weight of water accumulation on the canopy. If you tie down the awning what protection do you have if the awning fills with gallons of water and stretches the fabric. Or the fabric gets whipping in the wind and tears across the top at the stitching just like a zipper. I can tell you we see 200 or more awnings damaged each year because of tie downs and unattended awnings. Not a cheap repair even under insurance with deductibles and depreciation.


I use OC brackets and Turbs poles and they work! I'm betting not one of those 200 people that had an awning damaged had these brackets and poles or their awnings were properly secured. I'd definitely like to see that video because, unless that motor home was crawling in zero wind conditions those awnings will fold up and become kites.
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I have to agree on the auto dump feature not dumping. Both of awning are so small. One is 8 ft and the other 9 ft I have to look the one arm down for the dump to work. We retract awning when perilous winds hit and put back out when clear.
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Even with the kits it is not a good idea to leave out in high winds. Play it double safe. I will finish installing my kit when I get the poles but still retract during storms. Later RJD
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