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Old 06-25-2015, 10:52 AM   #21
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Another concern I've got at this point, is after using a few times, how snug the two tubes will be....... if they stay snug, then the pin won't be needed, other than using it as a grab to retrieve 'em out of storage tube......aren't prototypes fun!
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:40 AM   #22
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Another concern I've got at this point, is after using a few times, how snug the two tubes will be....... if they stay snug, then the pin won't be needed, other than using it as a grab to retrieve 'em out of storage tube......aren't prototypes fun!

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Old 06-26-2015, 09:54 PM   #23
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With 2 tubes, they can be attached permanently if you add a hinge in the middle especially easy if you use square tubing, but can also be done with round emt.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:34 PM   #24
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Now that you have just a few holes to drill and all that extra time and equipment gathering rust, maybe new job for the folks?
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:37 PM   #25
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Now that you have just a few holes to drill and all that extra time and equipment gathering rust, maybe new job for the folks?
Not me, I'm retired again practicing doing nothing of which I am getting very proficient.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:43 AM   #26
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On my de-flappers....the just used Velcro to attach. I just bought some industrial strength Velcro to make them longer
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On my de-flappers....the just used Velcro to attach. I just bought some industrial strength Velcro to make them longer
With you living on the coast, in the sun belt, I would think a little more bracing would help. Electric awning?
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Bob, you are right, that would mean working with shorter pieces and that could be more difficult to reach that top screw, so you may already have the best method for using your design...

us short people do have to improvise .......
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ok, this could be called a "mod -mod",...... with Bob's idea of a two piece telescoping design for his awning rod, he and I both spend yesterday tweaking this mod and the photos below will show what has changed, our two may not be exactly the same but I think they're very close,

we were working towards eliminating this:....removing, storing, installing, removing, storing, installing, ect......the change results in a permanent install, which can be easily swung into place when you want to use it, or left down if not and also for travel,......

again the parts are left un-painted for photo purposes, I did go to 5/16" threaded rod instead of the 1/4" screws and I will replace the regular nuts with ny-lok nuts for permanent install after painting,...and the wooden dowel is to show the travel pin position, once painted I will drill the trailer wall and do that permanent install as well,

just like before, I'm going to use two posts to show all the photos........
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