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Old 01-19-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Strap Down Electric Awning?

Is it permissible to strap down an electric awning? We used to strap down the manual type awnings to keep them from flapping in the wind. I've been reluctant to strap down our new electric one as it seems a bit on the fragile side. It seems to be even more susceptible to flapping than the mechanical ones, it flaps in the slightest breeze. Maybe it's because it's 20 1/2' long, the longest I've ever owned. If it can be strapped it would be a lot more useful as the wind blows a lot here in Texas!
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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There should be no reason that you couldn't other than if your awning has a Wind Sensor in it which automatically closes the awning in high winds. I would check the manufacturers website in the FAQ area. Chances are you have a A & E Awning. Here's the link.

http://www2.dometicusa.com/awnings.php?product=32
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The awning listed by cfsoistman is the WeatherPro that has a wind sensor built in. I have a A&E 9100 Power Awning without the wind sensor. I did not find on that web page but after a google search I found it. Here it is:

http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas...ctdataid=73112

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions! My awning was manufactured by Carefree of Colorado. They didn't have a FAQ section but they did have an e-mail address to their customer service. I asked the tie-down question and they already answered! They agreed that tie-down is ok!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:19 AM   #5
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The awning listed by cfsoistman is the WeatherPro that has a wind sensor built in. I have a A&E 9100 Power Awning without the wind sensor. I did not find on that web page but after a google search I found it. Here it is:

http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas...ctdataid=73112

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I wonder if that link is to an older site? The other awnings are listed to the right in the products column but it didn't include your 9100. Well at least he was able to get the answer from Carefree of Colorado.
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