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Old 03-24-2015, 04:41 PM   #11
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I guess I'm going to have to try my awning this year. Had the camper going on three years and never opened the zipper.

I've always been in a hurry to get everything opened and setup; sleeping bags ready, so I can get out with the dog and hit the trails; either by foot or by truck.
Now that I'm retired, I'll actually be spending more time in the campgrounds taking it easy; so the awning might be a good thing.

So do I need rope, or is there rope with the awning?
No, get a bigger dog and it'll be easier to get around... RIDE HIM/HER!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:41 PM   #12
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No rope in awning. I use a twist dog tie out stake and a ratcheting strap.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:42 AM   #13
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I might give it a try this year. I have plenty of ratchet straps...thanks
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:30 AM   #14
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I just tie a rope to a bungee cord and hook the bungee cord to a place near the top of the pole taking care not to stress the fabric and cause a tear. I think there is a track you can hook it onto.

The bungee gives it a bit of give and take so that it can move and flex with the wind. Tight things tend to break.

The other end of the bungee is tied to a stake that I angle down to the ground. The benefit of using a tie down is you can basically go straight down and tighten it up. My knot tying skills are such that I need to swing the stake out to increase tension.

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:04 AM   #15
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But also those items that vibrate also tend to break.
Both ideas have their merit!
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If your tie down straps vibrate, unhook them and twist them a couple or 3 turns and re-hook and tighten.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:15 AM   #17
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Gee, I would have never thought of tightening the straps.

As I said, both ideas have their merit and I would bet even with a ratchet strap, they tend to loosen up a bit while in use.

Need to get back on the original subject....
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:25 PM   #18
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Hey Kinma,
Sorry for the change in subject!
I couldn't help noticing the electric tongue jack installed. Do you like it and is it sturdier then the one that came with your camper?

What make/model is it and how did you wire it? I'm thinking of getting one but don't know these campers are restricted to 2" only.

Thanks!
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I love it. It was installed on delivery so I'm not sure if I liked it more but my litter pup had a flimsy jack and this one seams a lot sturdier. The old pup was about 200 tongue weight and this one is prolly 400. The electric jack and roof mean no tiring cranking and being 1 arm that is great.
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That's great! By chance do you know the make and model?
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