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Old 06-21-2015, 10:25 AM   #11
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Coloradorick, I didn't know it was a general rule to roll awning up for rain. They are such a pain to put away. I thought wind was the biggest problem for a awnings. At least that's what got mine last year. I only had it secured to the slots on the side of the camper. a wind came up while we were away, and when we returned it was on our roof. the good news was our poles and material were ok, but the bad news when we lowered our camper roof to leave we noticed a quarter size hole in the roof from the pole. Now we put the poles on the ground with spiral stakes. we use 4 of them. Also we keep one side lowered in case of rain.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:47 PM   #12
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As long as you are anchored well and the awning is taught, you should be fine with one side on the highest setting with the other on the lowest setting. The awnings are somewhat flimsy but with a little prep they can be stabilized.

When camping I use 12" metal stakes (camping nail) and supplement with rope tie downs if the ground is loose or rocky.
Every setup assumes the awning will flip over, so implement any and all steps to prevent that from happening and you'll be fine.

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Old 06-21-2015, 09:03 PM   #13
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Sorry

Sorry that happened. As was said, it is a SPUT.

I have never seen just the beam for sale. You might be able to just get some stock channel aluminum but I am not sure how the awning attaches. It might have a track in it that the awning attaches to. In that case, you might just need a whole new awning.

If my Domestic ever dies, I will be replacing it with a carefree of Colorado awning. I feel they make a better product. Not sure why Rockwood stopped using them.

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