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Old 03-23-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Awning tie down

If I have my awning arms attached at the top of the pup and the lower bar attached to the pup can I tie down the awning like I do when the lower arms are vertical (ground) position?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #3
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Personally I would do it...anytime the awning is out.
That is what I always did.
Never had a pup, but an awning is an awning IMHO.
Better be safe than sorry !
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:42 PM   #4
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I tied the awning on our old PUP. It would really flop with a gentle breeze. I used clothesline rope and 2 screw in dog tie outs. Never had another problem.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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Be careful not to pull it to tight as the awning at the trailer end could come out of it's track.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:44 AM   #6
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We have a Rockwood HW276, and we put the awning in the same position as Kinma13. We've never tied it down, and have never had any problems. (We have to remind ourselves to use the Velcro to tie the edges to the top support pole, though.) If it gets too windy we can just lower it. Our old PUP gave us only the vertical pole option, and we always guyed it; once it took the guy wires with it when it blew over the top of the camper. Even with our old VW bus, which we modified with an awning that attached to the side (like Kinma13's pic), we never had to tie the awning down.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:34 PM   #7
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This is how we had it the first 3 times but the time we had it set up in the drive the wind took it up and over the roof. I like this position for it but want to tie it down. Not sure if it will hurt the awning though
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:36 PM   #8
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Be careful not to pull it to tight as the awning at the trailer end could come out of it's track.
Hey Kinma,

Nice photo. If it is this year then I am crazy jealous! It was freaking 16F this morning here in Boston again. Will spring ever get here?

I digress.

I understand what you want to do but am not quite sure how your set up atm and I have not looked at my domestic awning since October ( I have a much better understanding of my old Carefree awning). Do the Domestic awnings have multiple poles on each end? My Carefree allowed me to keep it propped up with poles angling back to the camper (like you have it in your photo) and a second set of attached poles that I could angle straight down to the ground.

That being said. I think you are better off taking the support poles off of your camper (the ones angling back) and place them on the ground. You then tie down those support poles to the ground with rope to stakes.

I hope this helps.

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Old 03-24-2015, 04:23 PM   #9
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No that was the first time with the new pup last yr. About the awning poles that's what I started doing after it went up n over and I think I'll be doing that again
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:33 PM   #10
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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?
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