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Old 06-06-2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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It was at times and I don't take any chances after having the awning on my last camper fly up and over in a freak gust of wind.

I'm with you not understanding why some say not to tie down electric awnings. They say all the stress is concentrated on the center of the outer wall rather than the upper and lower seams with manual awnings. That said, if you don't tighten the knobs locking each arm (allowing the dump feature to work properly) I don't see how excessive stress can be transmitted to the wall. The tie down keeps the awning from heading north and still allows it to dump should it rain.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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Well just got back from our first trip with the new rig .I'am happy to say everything went perfect. and everything work as it was supposed to .This camper is awesome the room in it is unbelievable the tv and the stereo look and sounded great .The weather was less then prefect so we were stuck inside a lot and it was a pleasure it was just like being at home got to learn and play with everything As far as towing it was nice it handled nicely looking forward to many more trips
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #13
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Very cool! Congratulations. We'll be doing our second trip this coming weekend. I've made a few modifications; screen door latches, push bars, recaulked the shower, TV wall mount in bedroom, maxx air vent covers, Jack Digital antenna and the LED light strip in the awning.

Have fun with your new camper.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #14
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Other than that, everything (knock on wood) worked flawlessly. My wife and I can't wait until our next trip! Here are a couple pictures:




Nice set up even though the camping seems pretty tight and wide open.

I see you have the same awning I have on my 27BESS tied down in the corners. Was it windy? I've heard these power awnings shouldn't be tied down but I have yet to figure out the reasoning behind that. Why can a manual awning be tied down and not a power awning.
Ask 100 people; 50 will say yes and 50 will say no. We also anchor it down. Last year we had a freak storm and it nearly tore the awning right off our TT. Not going through that again!
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #15
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Trip #2 Complete

Well, our second outing in the new 26RLSS is complete and was even better than the first. So far we have had absolutely no trouble (knock on wood!) with our new camper. Hope this trend continues! Other than way too much wind and temps cooler than expected, we had a very successful second trip. My resealing job in the shower worked like a charm and the water heater didnít give me any problems as I followed some of your suggestions. I was finally able to set out the awning Saturday night but I did keep it tied down and didnít have any problems.

As for the broken screen door slide (my fault), I called Forest River and after shipping me the wrong slides (the nice ones with the new style slider knobs built in) they 2nd day aired me the correct ones. All is good! Now I have two of the new style slides that I canít use because they are two short for my screen door. The ones I have are 12 X 12 but these nice slides with the openers built in are 12 x just under 10Ē.

It will probably be another month or two before our next trip but so far, everything continues to work and we are very happy with our purchase.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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Glad to see your second trip went good and everything with the new camper is good we leave Thursday for our second trip so far everything is good with our TT also. Hey just one ? what do you mean screen slides with built in handles? Do you mean the slide that gives you access to the outer door handles? Ours don,t work to good as far as unlatching them from the door it's self. pictures of the new slide might help. thanks
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:59 AM   #17
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Screen Slide

Here are a couple pictures of what I'm talking about with the screen slides. The first one is a picture of the slide my TT uses; it measures 12x12 the second is the one they originally sent me. It measures 12x10 3/4 or something like that, not tall enough for my doors.





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Thanks for the pictures, I though I was missing something Mine are completely different I have full screen and a little 5x5 part that is screen also that slides. Never had one like this always had the kind you have .Don't know witch I like better though they both have there plus and minuses. I though they would all be the same .guess not
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #19
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Good luck with your new
26rls..we. bought the same last year and have been out many times with no issues..we love ours...
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:22 PM   #20
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How does the F150 handle the 26rlss?
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