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Old 06-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Opinions- Awning Straps

Was wondering what the opinions are on strap downs for awnings. New at having a roll out awning. Have a Flagstaff Micro Lite FBRS.

I think there may be different camps on this issue.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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Without support poles they would help prevent the awning from being blown upwards but it will still bounce in the wind.
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Without support poles they would help prevent the awning from being blown upwards but it will still bounce in the wind.
And the bouncing will break or bend the flimsy channels on the lower arms.
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Thanks. I kinda thought that way. I have seen a couple of awnings totally destroyed by wind.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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Down here, we have the afternoon storms that can drop several inches of rain along with 30 mph winds. Straps will secure the awning. Otherwise, you have to raise the awning to keep it from severe damage.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:13 PM   #7
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It's always a good Idea to use tie downs. Never leave down when storms are expected or if strong winds are present. I always put up awning when leaving camp site just in case the weather changes. Later RJD
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If he has any more, just get OC's awning tie down kit and make your own poles. His stuff is awesome!
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Down here, we have the afternoon storms that can drop several inches of rain along with 30 mph winds. Straps will secure the awning. Otherwise, you have to raise the awning to keep it from severe damage.
Yep that happened this weekend when we were camping in Kissimmee. saw about 3 awnings ripped up. We never leave our awnings out when we are away from the rig. Saw too many awnings damaged. We did have a limb fall on a popup next to us though. The owners weren't there they went to a cabin friends were staying in. And I wanted a tree with shade. Glad we didn't get one this weekend.
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