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Old 04-13-2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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Looking at sunshades here as well. We severely restricted with cargo capacity as we have a 1/2 TV and will just use local trees found in the forest.
How do you load them and get them to stand up?
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:15 PM   #12
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Dometic awning motors that I've had won't even lift an 8' long x 6' wide sunscreen and I've even taken extra turns in the torsion spring. Also found out that I can't tighten the arms tight enough to keep the awning from creeping down without the poles especially if the wind starts making the awning jump.
By your measuring my Shadepro is 18 feet long and hangs down 4 feet and is designed to stay attached to the roller (tube slot) Velcro secured on each end and rolls up and extends with the awning just like it isn't there. It's a Dometic (A&E). I do have the zippered 6 foot section as mentioned but as I said it is not designed to be rolled up with the awning. Just thought OP might look into it with some input from someone that actually has and uses one.
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I do have and use ours (18' x 7 with end shades also) have used it on (2) diff units total of (9 years) use! They are (J&J Sunshades) and they MUST be supported by Poles under the Roller Tube on our Dometic Elect.Awning! Youroo!!
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #14
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By your measuring my Shadepro is 18 feet long and hangs down 4 feet and is designed to stay attached to the roller (tube slot) Velcro secured on each end and rolls up and extends with the awning just like it isn't there. It's a Dometic (A&E). I do have the zippered 6 foot section as mentioned but as I said it is not designed to be rolled up with the awning. Just thought OP might look into it with some input from someone that actually has and uses one.
My sunshade is 2 pcs, 8' x 6' ea and neither of my A&E/Dometic awning motors would lift even one section even with the 2 or 3 extra turns on my torsion spring. I've seen others roll your type, but one section of mine should equate to a 16' x 3' which is smaller than yours. Must be a big difference in material weight. of the shades themselves.
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Thanks, all.
Looks like poles are the safe way to go. . .
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My sunshade is 2 pcs, 8' x 6' ea and neither of my A&E/Dometic awning motors would lift even one section even with the 2 or 3 extra turns on my torsion spring. I've seen others roll your type, but one section of mine should equate to a 16' x 3' which is smaller than yours. Must be a big difference in material weight. of the shades themselves.
Well, made specifically to be used with electric awnings as stated weight must be the answer.
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Can you tell me where you got the nice brackets and poles?

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The poles I made out of electrical conduit and the brackets were made by old coot.

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Thanks for the reply Turbs



OldCoot do you still make or have any brackets ?

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OldCoot do you still make or have any brackets ?

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