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Old 12-28-2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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Kinma, we also have looked around for this type of awning as it it almost impossible for us to roll up the awning when we are camping. I am concerned about the weight of any of these, the extra weight on the one side may pull your roof off kilter. I have already suffered a lift cable break from being simply unlevel when lifting the roof....
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:05 PM   #12
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Gals of Escape so true I was thinking the same thing. Think I might just use a ez up next to the pup. That way it's only a couple hundred not 500+
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:03 PM   #13
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Our awning attaches to the side of the PUP, so the poles are diagonal rather than vertical, and that way, if it gets Really Bad, we can just lower it. When we had one with vertical poles, even when they were staked, we had it fly over the top of the camper in the middle of the night, which was a ~much~ less pleasant sound than that of rain on the roof. (There was nothing we could do about it, either, until morning, when our fellow campers got a good chuckle out of it before we put it back in position. We like the diagonal attachment much better.)
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:29 PM   #14
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AshnJim when you attach it to the side do you strap the awning down at all? I would rather attach mine to the side and I can but I was told not to strap it down so I didn't but that's how I had mine attached and it went up n over in a strong wind.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #15
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Kinma13, no, we don't strap it down at all. We don't often get very extreme weather - and if it's coming, we usually have an inkling. If it wakes us up, we can hurry out and lower the awning quite quickly. We've never had a problem when it's attached to the side.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:14 PM   #16
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What are you doing to lower the awning? We lower a corner but that only allows the rain to shed. I have had my awning flip on to the roof if we don't tie it down, regardless of whether it is attached to the camper side or in the car port configuration so we always tie it down. Our high wall is almost impossible to roll up the awning without lowering the roof. When we were in the Midwest, we never set up the awning, was way too windy.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:24 PM   #17
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We just lower both corners when we need to. We usually camp in fairly sheltered areas, woody canyons, where the worst the wind does is blow the campfire smoke wherever we are sitting. Usually it's only when we're in a clear area that there are potential problems with the wind. When we camp around Flagstaff (AZ) where it is almost always windy for the Celtic festivals we attend, we're at the Sunset Crater National Monument's Bonita campground, where it's generally not too bad.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #18
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When we had pups and had to roll up the awning we would slide the picnic table over to stand on .

Live n learn, as a micro burst came thru while we were in town.
Also one of the poles poke a hole in the roof that I had to fix..
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To this day I dont leave my awning out when gone.
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We have a hw so yes gals of escape it's very high. A table would help but it's just my wife that can get on it due to my disability. We just set it up in carport mode and lower a side or both strap it and pray!
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:34 PM   #20
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Just wish we could put a Crack style on it.
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