Originally Posted by grotto69
I can see where the poles are still required for an awning though, to stop it from going down (overall to stop it from going UP and DOWN)...
Otherwise it is true you could leave your RV for the day and come back to a very nasty storm that's reaking havoc on your awning. That's why everyone you see at the parks have tied it down. You could remember to bring it in each time you leave or go to bed, but how likely is that? Also if you setup lights and things, it gets to be a hassle.
Grotto is right- we have a power awning that we couldn't fully utilize because we had to run it in every night and any time we were leaving the camper. Now I'm my wife's hero because I have awning poles (from OldCoot) because I can leave the awning out which means I can hang her Mickey Mouse lights!
It has taken one huge stress out of camping and really changed how we were able to enjoy our outside space. We LOVE our awning poles!