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Old 03-07-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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2009 Rockwood HW276 awning - needs improved

We had a bad experience last fall with this awning so just now getting back to it. I feel the design is bad, in that when you set it up the side awning poles that go back to the camper are just fitted into these fabric "loops" and not really secured in any way. First time the wind blew decent, both those poles came out of the loops and collapsed the whole awning. What ways have the members here re-engineered this to be more wind resistant?
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
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I've been using a basic ratchet tie-down strap. Seems to work fine.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:27 AM   #3
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So curious, where do you attach it? Is it at the point where the pole meets thew camper and you do it to keep the pole in the loop?
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:50 AM   #4
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So curious, where do you attach it? Is it at the point where the pole meets thew camper and you do it to keep the pole in the loop?
I use the hook on the strap and attach to the end of the horizontal pole, then stake the other end. I use very little tension. I ratchet down on the straps just to where I can feel the tension.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:06 PM   #5
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It shouldn't be fabric loops that attach the leg poles to the camper, should be hard plastic holders that the ball end of the leg poles fit into, (these are the same holders that the upper awning side poles fit into on the roof). Still, these plastic holders do not work well for wind and we also tie down the awning down as spurticus does.
The loops I think you are talking about are peg loops to stake the legs down to the ground when in carport position (i.e. the legs go to ground and not to camper side).
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:14 PM   #6
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re> loops

Nope they are loops that attach to the camper for where the side poles run back to the camper.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:15 PM   #7
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K, my 2010 is not like that at all.
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On my awning legs the part with the strap is removable and underneath is the ball. Does your trailer have the receiving end for the ball mount in 4 places? Hope this helps!
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