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Old 07-07-2015, 08:13 PM   #31
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If you can post a picture of your awning end with the motor or torsion end, we should be able to tell you.
Thanks for the quick reply. I will take a photo of it this weekend. It is a carefree (ha ha) awning with the supports that come out underneath the awning. There are no support arms on the side of the awning. It is a weak and terrible design. This is a matter of looks over function.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:16 PM   #32
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Thanks for the quick reply. I will take a photo of it this weekend. It is a carefree (ha ha) awning with the supports that come out underneath the awning. There are no support arms on the side of the awning. It is a weak and terrible design. This is a matter of looks over function.
The kit will fit a Carefree. TURBS will be happy to make you a set of poles I'm sure.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:28 PM   #33
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I am brand new to this forum and I saw this post and had to jump in. I have a 2014 Dynaquest 340XL motorhome with an electric awning. These are terrible. We were in Florida and it started to rain, the awning did not do its thing and close and the rain and a strong down wind bent the arms on the awning. I was able to get it in but that was it for the trip. I thought about designing a strap system for these useless awnings and then I came across your post. Will these work on motorhome awnings? I would love to have support and tie downs for this awning. Heck I can't afford to replace this thing everytime we use it! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
You said the awning didn't close....does your have a wind speed gauge? If so, was the lock out switch on? If no wind gauge, It's up to you to close.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:36 PM   #34
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You said the awning didn't close....does your have a wind speed gauge? If so, was the lock out switch on? If no wind gauge, It's up to you to close.
The awning does not have a wind gauge but it does retract automatically by movement. I was waiting for it to retract and it was doing fine and we had a sudden down draft and it pushed the right side of the awning down. Which is the side that was tilted to drain water in case of rain. We hate the thing because every time we would be sitting out and the least little wind that blew, would close the awning. I was thinking before I found this post, that if I could stabilize the up and down movement of the awning, I could actually use it. I was just going to strap it down but the support pole makes a lot more sense because it controls upward or downward movement.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:41 PM   #35
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The kit will fit a Carefree. TURBS will be happy to make you a set of poles I'm sure.
Two questions. Does it work on a carefree that is completely enclosed in a metal case when closed? Will this work with the height of the awning being at 12' off the ground?

I will take photos of it closed and let you see what it looks like. I am bookmarking this page so I can find you again.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:42 PM   #36
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The awning does not have a wind gauge but it does retract automatically by movement. I was waiting for it to retract and it was doing fine and we had a sudden down draft and it pushed the right side of the awning down. Which is the side that was tilted to drain water in case of rain. We hate the thing because every time we would be sitting out and the least little wind that blew, would close the awning. I was thinking before I found this post, that if I could stabilize the up and down movement of the awning, I could actually use it. I was just going to strap it down but the support pole makes a lot more sense because it controls upward or downward movement.
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The sensor, I believe, is in or at the roller and would need to be disconnected in order to use poles. Might have a separate fuse.... I'd deploy the awning and remove the covers over the wiring and find out how many wires running to the roller and their colors.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:45 PM   #38
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Two questions. Does it work on a carefree that is completely enclosed in a metal case when closed? Will this work with the height of the awning being at 12' off the ground?

I will take photos of it closed and let you see what it looks like. I am bookmarking this page so I can find you again.
The poles attach to the arm that holds the motor and torsion end and has nothing to do with the awning cover itself.
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Two questions. Does it work on a carefree that is completely enclosed in a metal case when closed? Will this work with the height of the awning being at 12' off the ground?

I will take photos of it closed and let you see what it looks like. I am bookmarking this page so I can find you again.
Current poles are just short of 9 foot long fully extended.

I can make them longer.

You need to deploy your awning and measure from roller to ground.

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Old 07-07-2015, 08:50 PM   #40
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My awning does not have any support arms exposed. When the awning is closed all that you see is the awning box attached to the motorhome.
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