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Old 08-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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We just came home from a weekend with our new camper. It worked great. Just wondering if there was a way to tie awning down while its out? Any tips
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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I am assuming that you have a Dometic power awning. If so you must use a pole of some sort to support the awning and then straps & anchors. Here is my 26BH with a pole kit that I bought from a member here that was manufacturing them, but he has stopped making the kits. There are a couple more pictures in one of my albums from when I was installing them.


Here is another setup that a member made.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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Thank you. That looks like a great idea. Mine is a manual one. We just got back from pymatuning in Jamestown pa.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Since you have the manual awning, all you need is 2 ratchet straps and 2 screw in dog anchors. Connect the strap to the awning tube, or the end of the arms that the awning tube connects to. Screw in the dog anchors either directly below the awning or slightly out (away the camper), then connect the strap to the anchors. Ratchet the straps until they have slight pressure on them.

Or they do make kits that you can buy, but making your own is cheaper.

Hope that helps!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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Since you have the manual awning, all you need is 2 ratchet straps and 2 screw in dog anchors. Connect the strap to the awning tube, or the end of the arms that the awning tube connects to. Screw in the dog anchors either directly below the awning or slightly out (away the camper), then connect the strap to the anchors. Ratchet the straps until they have slight pressure on them.

Or they do make kits that you can buy, but making your own is cheaper.

Hope that helps!
To further add to your post you should be able to take the lower arms off of camper via the quick release and use them as stabilizers.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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Remove arm here
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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I don't have quick release. But I'll try the tie downs. Thank you
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #8
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I don't have quick release. But I'll try the tie downs. Thank you
Carefree awning?
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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I think that is what it is. It has a arm with a shock that you pull up or down in the middle to adjust your pitch
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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I think that is what it is. It has a arm with a shock that you pull up or down in the middle to adjust your pitch
I'd be curious to see a pic of it sometime.

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