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Old 07-08-2016, 11:25 AM   #51
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We always roll ours up when we are away from the RV. Also when we retire for the night.
x2...pushing the button to retract/extend is so effortless for us power awning users. I don't want to have to deal with any tiedowns/deflappers/etc.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #52
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I have the same de-flapper poles as you have, I am just going to start using 2 de-flappers on each end to lessen the load on the emt tubing.
Lol......those are cheap thin walled steel painters poles from Lowes with the ends whacked off. They'll work until I pick up some aluminum tube, but after two months they are already rusting internally.

Good idea on the double deflappers........
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:03 PM   #53
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Lol......those are cheap thin walled steel painters poles from Lowes with the ends whacked off. They'll work until I pick up some aluminum tube, but after two months they are already rusting internally.

Good idea on the double deflappers........
My powder coated emt poles are rusting inside and around the drilled holes also. I will probably replace them with fiberglass/alum painter poles.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:34 AM   #54
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x2...pushing the button to retract/extend is so effortless for us power awning users. I don't want to have to deal with any tiedowns/deflappers/etc.
Do you also put all your stuff away every night ???
I hope you never get hit with a surprise gust of wind !!!
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:29 PM   #55
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To clarify, I posted this in the tent trailer / popup camper forum, so I'm talking about the flimsy, non-electric awning type. And the problem with my lifted PUP is I can't even reach the awning bag without a ladder, so awfully difficult to retract at the camp site.

I'm probably going to just remove the Dometic awning and bag since we rarely camp where there isn't shade, but often camp where later afternoon mountain storms could get windy. Better to use a rain coat for cooking outside during the storm than have a sail (awning) attached
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:33 AM   #56
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To clarify, I posted this in the tent trailer / popup camper forum, so I'm talking about the flimsy, non-electric awning type. And the problem with my lifted PUP is I can't even reach the awning bag without a ladder, so awfully difficult to retract at the camp site.
Realize most members pay no attention to which section threads are posted.

And many don't know popups don't have awnings like other types of RVs.

So they will post info that has nothing to do with your popup.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:28 AM   #57
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To clarify, I posted this in the tent trailer / popup camper forum, so I'm talking about the flimsy, non-electric awning type. And the problem with my lifted PUP is I can't even reach the awning bag without a ladder, so awfully difficult to retract at the camp site.

I'm probably going to just remove the Dometic awning and bag since we rarely camp where there isn't shade, but often camp where later afternoon mountain storms could get windy. Better to use a rain coat for cooking outside during the storm than have a sail (awning) attached
Can you not unzip before you Pop Up ???
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:04 AM   #58
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Can I get some feedback/perspectives on using the awning during high winds?

Do you leave the awning up during a storm and if so, does staking down keep things stable enough?

It would be nice to have protection from the rain when cooking outside...but not at the expense of the awning crashing into the camper and coming loose in the middle of the night.

Thanks!
I think if the OP would have provided "Complete Info" about his unit from the Start then he would not come back at Post # 55 and State about it being "Lifted and needing ladders" while still supplying No Make or Model#,Not even in his Profile page! It Really Helps if the OP States unit info when Asking a Question! The way the OP ask in Post #1 ALL replies were Proper,even though it was Listed in the PU section! High Wind Usage effects us ALL! Youroo!!
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I think if the OP would have provided "Complete Info" about his unit from the Start then he would not come back at Post # 55 and State about it being "Lifted and needing ladders" while still supplying No Make or Model#,Not even in his Profile page! It Really Helps if the OP States unit info when Asking a Question! The way the OP ask in Post #1 ALL replies were Proper,even though it was Listed in the PU section! High Wind Usage effects us ALL! Youroo!!


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You know I go to the portal and really don't look at what section something is posted in so with that said. I use awning poles and straps and leave mine out so far no problems, I also tilt it for rain runoff.
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