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Old 05-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #31
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I have used 10" gutter spikes in situations like that.
Good Idea, thanks
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #32
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You can even cut them off to around 6", re-sharpen them and drive them into asphalt and when ready to leave, unhook the awning and drive them on into the asphalt if you can't get them out. Use the 10" spikes as they are a larger dia and a little stronger.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:16 PM   #33
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Where can I buy these in the Ottawa area in Ontario Canada ?
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #34
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Where can I buy these in the Ottawa area in Ontario Canada ?
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Don't know of any. They are not commercially available. f1100turbo and I are the only ones making them that I know of. If you know someone going to FL, they could pick up a set and bring them back for you. Customs is a major PITA.
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Thanks for the quick reply.
I continue to search for something like it around here !
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #36
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How does this effect the auto dump on the awning when you have the poles and tie downs? I always used tie downs made from ratchet straps, old trapoline springs and dog tie outs on my old awning but it didn't have an auto dump mech. on it.
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How does this effect the auto dump on the awning when you have the poles and tie downs? I always used tie downs made from ratchet straps, old trapoline springs and dog tie outs on my old awning but it didn't have an auto dump mech. on it.
You have to disable it and put a tilt in the awning so water runs off.
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As ependydad stated, the auto dump will not work and the awning has to be tilted for water run off. If you have the wind sensor/auto dump, it has to be turned off.
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As ependydad stated, the auto dump will not work and the awning has to be tilted for water run off. If you have the wind sensor/auto dump, it has to be turned off.
The autodump only works with rain. Tilting the awning and using Coot's tiedowns, do the rain and GREATLY reduce the potential for wind damage..

My vote is for the awning supports...
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always used Tie downs before but had manual awning. How can you tell if you have wind sensor and how do you shut it off?
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