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Old 01-29-2019, 03:05 PM   #61
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I do this also as I learned my arms ain't long enough to reach the button if I'm outside the door.
Me too... I'd have to have 8' arms!
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:15 PM   #62
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Mine is right inside my door. Which is nice so that I can watch it as it rolls/unrolls and make sure nothing is in the way.
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We own a 2013 2500TS, can you tell me if the F in TSF stands for Ford ???
Only difference I see is the TSF I looked @ it had a ladder !!!


Yep, the F is for Ford... A TSC would be a Chevy chassis which is occasionally available... I've never seen a TSC in the wild but they list them in the brochure.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:10 PM   #64
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Rear slidout awning holds a LOT of rain water !!!
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:56 PM   #65
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Mine is right inside my door. Which is nice so that I can watch it as it rolls/unrolls and make sure nothing is in the way.

My main awning switch is on the hall wall opposite the door so I can watch when it rolls. But I still can't stand outside the door. The slide out awning switch is on the interior trim of the slide and I can watch out the window.
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I either have to sit on the steps and bend over to put it away or get wet standing outside. Switch is at floor level as you enter.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:28 PM   #67
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South Louisiana here I use mine almost every day. But I do have a dummy badge for my awning. From an early experience. With a large water balloon. And I use a tie down on the lower end to fight the wend.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:49 PM   #68
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While on the subject of awnings, I'd like y'alls input.

I have an 18 foot Solera electric self-dumping awning. There isn't any way to keep one end tilted for water runoff like the non-electric I had previously. I can tilt it but the slightest breeze will readjust it.

I purchased a set of spring loaded, screw-into-the ground tie downs but then read they should not be used on my type of awning because while they will keep the awning from being forced any further upward, they will not stop it from continously moving downward and popping back up.

Presently we only use it for blocking the sun in dead calm weather.
Dometic and Carefree both make support legs that when used with straps then your awning can withstand vertical and down wind forces....they work great....
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I donít know about yours, but I used mine to collect rainwater on the Big Island of Hawaii for six months!! 💦💦💦
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Our awning is electric and it cannot be tilted. I was concerned about it and the dealer told us that it is an automatic dumping. Sure enough, it dumps out toward the back of the camper.

We were camping in our last trailer and we were riding around on a nice day. A storm whipped up and we headed back. The awning was ripped off on one end and hanging from the other end. I took pictures for the insurance and called him. He told me to take it for an estimate and let him know. Joe had to get it off the other end, then we folded it so we could get it in the toy hauler. Insurance settled with our local go to dealer. And that was that!

It landed on the dog kennel. Fortunately she was with us, or she probably would have died of a heart attack. She was a big dog (136#) but was a total woose. Sadly we lost her about a year ago to cancer.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:31 AM   #71
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Light to moderate rain is ok but wind will destroy the awning and possibly/likely damage the camper in the process. Always roll it up when unattended. If a thunderstorm or other wind destroys it, getting it packed up for travel could be a challenge.
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Awnings and rain

We have always used our awnings mainly for rain, but as many have mentioned, lower the end opposite the door you use. If it gets windy, put your awning up. When we leave, we put our awning up. Have seen many a dumpster full of awnings at the end of big sporting events because a storm came up while people were away from the campground. After doing this for 40 years, we sure appreciate the electric awning!!
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Dometic and Carefree both make support legs that when used with straps then your awning can withstand vertical and down wind forces....they work great....
I did not know that Dometic & Carefree made support legs !!!
I do know many members here have made there own, I bought a set from a member, but I don't think he still makes them for sale ???

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Dometic and Carefree both make support legs that when used with straps then your awning can withstand vertical and down wind forces....they work great....
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I did not know that Dometic & Carefree made support legs !!!
I do know many members here have made there own, I bought a set from a member, but I don't think he still makes them for sale ???

I've seen these from Carefree...
Awning Stabiliz'r by Carefree

I've not seen anything from Dometic.
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I've seen these from Carefree...
Awning Stabiliz'r by Carefree

I've not seen anything from Dometic.
ooohhhh... One cannot wrap anything around the tube.... oooohhhhhh

PS: Buy O.C.'s brackets... easier and better
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ooohhhh... One cannot wrap anything around the tube.... oooohhhhhh

PS: Buy O.C.'s brackets... easier and better
I'm not endorsing anything, just providing information to Wolverine 1945's comment.

I already own two sets of Turbs poles and brackets.

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ooohhhh... One cannot wrap anything around the tube.... oooohhhhhh

PS: Buy O.C.'s brackets... easier and better
I think they look pretty good !!! I like our tie down straps Better !!!
Looks to be ok for all awnings !!!

$76 on Amazon !!!
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I'm not endorsing anything, just providing information to Wolverine 1945's comment.

I already own two sets of Turbs poles and brackets.

I have the same as you, I have recently removed mine, am using Locking Pins in place of top bolt, I was insearch of a rattle, and thought it was the front pole, I am still not sure we have found the rattle, somewhere around the door ??? We have only been searching for about 3 years !!!

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I have the same as you, I have recently removed mine, am using Locking Pins in place of top bolt, I was insearch of a rattle, and thought it was the front pole, I am still not sure we have found the rattle, somewhere around the door ??? We have only been searching for about 3 years !!!

We experienced a rattle as well but a small piece of pool noodle placed on the pole when locking the pole to the arm solved it.

Here is a photo just before the poles were deployed. (you may have to zoom in)
I don't remove the piece of noodle. I simply slide it about midway on the pole (once deployed) and it stays there and serves as an eye-catcher alert as well.
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We experienced a rattle as well but a small piece of pool noodle placed on the pole when locking the pole to the arm solved it.

Here is a photo just before the poles were deployed. (you may have to zoom in)
I don't remove the piece of noodle. I simply slide it about midway on the pole (once deployed) and it stays there and serves as an eye-catcher alert as well.
I had tried a pic of pipe insulator @ the bottom, and then decided it was rattling @ the top also ! Your idea of pool noddle about half way might tighten both top and bottom! Which was one of my thought, I may try that or I just might keep reinstall them when needed

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