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Old 10-06-2014, 07:53 AM   #41
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I bought a Camco kit for $20 and threw it in trailer and have used it only once in three years as I was on a waterfront site and the wind was up. Otherwise, never needed it.

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Funny I bought one too at the Hershey RV show. Might try it this weekend for our Final trip. Won't have any poles.


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Old 10-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #43
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Funny I bought one too at the Hershey RV show. Might try it this weekend for our Final trip. Won't have any poles.
Be careful tying the awning down without poles of some kind, you can bend the arms very easily and the awning will still move, it just won't bounce up and down, but will go in and out when the arms pivot.
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Be careful tying the awning down without poles of some kind, you can bend the arms very easily and the awning will still move, it just won't bounce up and down, but will go in and out when the arms pivot.

So without poles I should not keep the straps tight?


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So without poles I should not keep the straps tight?
I don't know how you can tighten the straps without poles. The adjusting knobs can't be tightened enough to keep the arms extended if you start tightening the straps. With poles the straps pull on the awning material and downward on the poles.

Without the poles, the arms will still bend at the pivot like they are supposed to do when they supposedly dump water.
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