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Old 07-07-2015, 10:43 PM   #51
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Well have to see pictures.
I can make the poles just short of 19 foot so that shouldn't be a problem.

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Great. I need to get the photos and repair the awning so know that I am interested but it will take me awhile to get this all together. I have found yall now I need to get busy so I can get this fix
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:17 AM   #52
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We lived 30+ years in Wyoming and learned the hard way YOU NEVER LEAVE THE AWNING UNATTENDED! We even had a microburst rip the front of the awning loose while traveling down the interstate. Awnings must be a hard design item - basically a giant sail waiting to be unfurled and wreak havoc on your wallet......
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:48 PM   #53
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We had trouble in FL last year. One rail got twisted from the wind so I'm very interested in the tie down poles. I already have the brackets from OC and awaiting delivery of the poles from other source. Heading to MD the end of the month then to FL in Sep so we'll check them out and I'll report back.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:23 PM   #54
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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.

Do you happen to know the link to that video? I'd be interested to see it.
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Do you happen to know the link to that video? I'd be interested to see it.
X2......So would the rest of us.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:28 PM   #56
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Do you happen to know the link to that video? I'd be interested to see it.
There's no link and no video as it hasn't been produced. and likely never will be.



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Old 07-10-2015, 02:58 PM   #57
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Not sure if it is this video you are talking about or not.

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Old 07-10-2015, 03:00 PM   #58
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Not sure if it is this video you are talking about or not.

Nope.
The supposed one of a motor home going down the hiway with awning deployed
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The Carefree electrical awning on our Aviator Wright Flyer does retract automatically if the wind comes up IF you leave the switch on. Several times we have been awaken during the night from the sound of the awning retracting. If you leave the switch off, it stays open. It can be adjusted to have a tilt for water run off.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:34 PM   #60
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Nope.
The supposed one of a motor home going down the hiway with awning deployed
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I need new glasses as I missed the Motor Home. I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but have a hard time believing about going down road with it out.
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