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Old 05-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #531
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What does that have to do with his led lights.
Because I wanted to know if he bought another unit. His steps where pretty well lit and he was happy with them last year in Goshen 2013 IMO. I know Alan, I'll ask what I want THANK YOU. Haven't seen him in 10 mos. and really he wasn't into lights then because I would have help him. That's why I asked, Thought he might have gotten a different unit without the same lighting. That's what it has to do with Led Lights period. I even hung a ball in copper for him on his awning arm when we were their. Does that answer your question?
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:07 PM   #532
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Because I wanted to know if he bought another unit. His steps where pretty well lit and he was happy with them last year in Goshen 2013 IMO. I know Alan, I'll ask what I want THANK YOU. Haven't seen him in 10 mos. and really he wasn't into lights then because I would have help him. That's why I asked, Thought he might have gotten a different unit without the same lighting. That's what it has to do with Led Lights period. I even hung a ball in copper for him on his awning arm when we were their. Does that answer your question?
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #533
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Bought supplies for camping trip this coming Thursday.
Yesterday I installed poles for the awning brackets. Pictures will follow.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:01 PM   #534
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What's the tensile strength of the awning material? I'd be very cautious about awning poles of any kind.
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What's the tensile strength of the awning material? I'd be very cautious about awning poles of any kind.
More than enough to pull the rail off the camper.

Awnings have been tied down for a lot longer than we've been camping. I started tying them down in 1975.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:22 PM   #536
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Fixed two issues that sprang up during our Easter weekend trip.

1. The electric heating element in our Suburban hw tank decided to cash it in, and took the 120v thermostat with it.
2. Sunday morning the Lippert power jack catastrophically failed as I was lowering the hitch onto the hitch ball. Thank goodness it was centered because the tongue basically free fell onto the hitch. There's now a nice shiny new Barker VIP 3500 sitting at the front of the trailer.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:35 PM   #537
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #538
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Ok, if the awning pulls away from the camper, how do you get FR to fix it under warranty? You guys are all geniuses.
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Ok, if the awning pulls away from the camper, how do you get FR to fix it under warranty? You guys are all geniuses.
I guess the same way you got the pin box fixed when you messed it up with the cover and the dent fixed when you hit the post.
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Ok, if the awning pulls away from the camper, how do you get FR to fix it under warranty? You guys are all geniuses.
How do you get FR to warranty your bent frame/arms when the wind picks up and throws it on your roof that's not their fault because you didn't have it tied down or couldn't get it rolled back up quick enough? (impossible to do in a strong wind) without damage If you look at the design and you saw mine in Goshen, you are not going to rip your material if that whats you mean. If you remember the manual awnings which I prefer the arms where able to be used as poles. The concept is really the same, but easier. You can still off set them so the rain won't pool and stretch your material. Plus you don't hear the banging from the wind when it starts jumping up and down. Also you don't have to run back to your unit when the wind picks up to roll it back up before you bend your arms. The bigger or (longer) the more area to be caught by a wind gust. I know before I installed them on both awnings in a 15/ 20 knot wind with higher gust they would have to rolled up. Don't have to do that anymore. I know they make a wind sensor that will roll it up for you when the wind picks up automaticly, but I have really never seen one, or know what they cost. I just think of them as added protection and I'm not worried when I leave out if a front comes through when I'm not around. The weakest point are the arms not the material.
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