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Old 08-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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2015 rockwood hw276. I set it up late nite and put the awning out abd bpth arms ( each side ) to the trailer. Last night everything was fine but this morning we had a gust of wind and the awning pole detached from the pup and the awning was on the roof. I pulled it down everything is fine (still attached at bag) my question is should I stake it to the ground? I know you can on RVs but not sure on pups. Pic if you have or do.

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Old 08-14-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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I always lower mine to lowest setting before leaving pup unattended and also at night. I also have 2 screw style pet leash stakes I install into ground below outer awning corners and tie the corners to them snugly but not too tight ( allow for pup roof movement ) when any wind is anticipated or again if pup is to be unattended for any length of time.
Had a storm out of nowhere come up once and campground turned into a yard sale of items not to mention all of the damaged and migrating awnings.

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Old 08-14-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thank you gettawaydriver wasnt sure I could. Looks like im going tonight to get those screw in stakes.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that you want to ensure that you have the poles touching the ground and not attached to the pop up unit.

There is generally two ways to handle the corner poles. You can have them perpendicular to the ground or you can angle them back and attach them to the pop up. You need the poles to point straight down to the ground to provide support for the awning when you stake it down. If you do not, you may put too much stress on the fabric where it attaches to the roof.


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Old 08-15-2014, 01:25 PM   #5
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tie down kits ar wal-mart $10.00 ea.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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Thanks vinmaker. Awning is staked down. Yeah I thought I would have to change the poles to the ground position to stake it. Glad you told me because I was thinking of trying the other way first.

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