Originally Posted by ependydad
Bought the "Claw Awning Tiedown kit". It was $70 with free Prime 2-day shipping. The claw, by itself was either $20 or $25 but you paid for shipping. Both said that there was a 1-3 day delay before they shipped.
The kit gets you two claws, a carrying bag, a cheap hammer, and a pair of crappy straps. I was pressed for time and the extra money for prime shipping was what swayed me. Given if you're normal, don't waste your money on the "kit".
I couldn't get dog tie-downs into the ground here. However, the Claw made it in just fine. It's super secure from what I can tell. I'm looking forward to what it is like to take out and how it takes to getting into different grounds.
A bit more on "The Claw". We had them in the ground and the ratchet straps taut (actually, they were probably a bit over kill). It held without budging at all. The straps didn't slacken any.
Removing the claw from the ground- I followed the instructions and it was easy as pie. No force, no hard work. Definitely slower than dog tie downs since it is 3 "nails" that have to come out at proper angles vs. just unscrewing a dog tie down. But nothing to complain or fuss about.
I did notice once of the nail has a slight bend to it. I'm going to see if I can find replacements/backups at a hardware store or just order some extras from the company who makes the claw.
Based on this one experience- I rate this at a strong buy.