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Old 04-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #41
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,Pic.of all parts, pic of cradel detail, pic of tension strap,pic of me hanging on roller tube. Cradel is pvc cut in half.blue poles are truck bed cargo retainers, rods attached to pvc cradels are 1 inch SS shower rods,one is 48 inchs,the other is 38 inchs Youroo!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #42
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Parts pic. Youroo!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #43
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Were the cargo bars not long enough to have the cradles on them?

BTW, thanks for sharing the pics. Interesting. I am still working on trying to come up with some way to keep them attached to the awning for stowing.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #44
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Were the cargo bars not long enough to have the cradles on them?

BTW, thanks for sharing the pics. Interesting. I am still working on trying to come up with some way to keep them attached to the awning for stowing.
No,that is the reason for the shower rod ext. Youroo!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #45
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Only have to drill 50 3/16" dia holes in the inner tubes and 2 thru the inner & outer tubes together and weld the pads on the outer tubes, fab the stow/travel brackets and another project is complete.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:19 AM   #46
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Only have to drill 50 3/16" dia holes in the inner tubes and 2 thru the inner & outer tubes together and weld the pads on the outer tubes, fab the stow/travel brackets and another project is complete.
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Forest River Forums - dunnnc's Album: Power Awning Tie Down (Self Storing)
Dunnnc,can you still use the slot in the main tube,sunscreen slot with the poles on? Looks nice so far. Youroo!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:49 AM   #47
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Dunnnc,since you are trying to make these elec.awning usable in the wind & rain instead of complaining I will send you a pic of the (Deflappers) installed on our (Elec)awning. Youroo!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #48
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Dunnnc,can you still use the slot in the main tube,sunscreen slot with the poles on? Looks nice so far. Youroo!!
Yes, the main tube slot is still accessable, in fact, I took my Dremel and a 1/4" drill bit and opened up the motor end to the slot so I can install the screen from either end.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #49
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Finally finished and ready to go camping tomorrow afternoon or Fri morning.

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #50
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Thats what I am talking about! Nice job. Full report after this W/E. Youroo!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:44 PM   #51
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Well, we had to deploy the new poles and they worked great, had a pretty stiff breeze and just the awning material fluttered, but the arms stayed put, no banging or anything. Sure glad someone was kind enough to share the idea and a pic of them. Of course I like mine as I don't have to find a place to store them.

Special thanks to wingriders and youroo for the thread & pictures. Sure saved me a lot of head scratching which my old bald head doesn't need.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:05 AM   #52
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X2 THANKS wingrider. I too build your awning support poles and used tham this weekend. WORKED GREAT. I also use the awning awnbrella (sp) supports from CW and they bow the awning material up and stop the fabric flap issues that elect awning suffer from. One question wingrider did you glue the seal material that came with the saddle on the saddle to cushion it on the awning roller? I did.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #53
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X2 THANKS wingrider. I too build your awning support poles and used tham this weekend. WORKED GREAT. I also use the awning awnbrella (sp) supports from CW and they bow the awning material up and stop the fabric flap issues that elect awning suffer from. One question wingrider did you glue the seal material that came with the saddle on the saddle to cushion it on the awning roller? I did.
How about some pictures?
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Unfortunately, there is no place to attach the anti-flap clamps like on the manual awnings, so I think I would prefer to simply roll up the awning in high winds. If you have your power awning tied down, and the wind gets up to the point where the flapping threatens to rip the awning, then what? You couldn't release the tie downs to roll up the awning, as it would be flipped over the roof in an instant.
I sure wish I had my old manual awning.
This is where we use our (Deflappers) on our elect.awning. Youroo!!
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This is where we use our (Deflappers) on our elect.awning. Youroo!!
Dunnc,these are the pics. without the support posts. Youroo!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #56
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We got to try out the tie downs last night in a pretty hard rain and moderate wind. I set the rear post to provide sufficient tilt for run-off and left the adjusting knobs loose on both awning arms. Hooked the straps to the awning brackets and cinched them down. During the rain/wind the arms never even quivered as the load is only on the awning material, material attaching strip on trailer, vertical posts and the straps. Today we have moderate wind and nothing is moving with respect to the awning. Sure glad someone years ago told me about twisting the straps 3 or 4 times to keep them from fluttering and making noise in the wind.

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Old 06-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #57
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Looks like a Fellow--------------

Looks like a fellow from Concord can learn a trick or too. I didn't know about twisting the tie downs to stop wind noise!

Where did you get the post & what are they made of? Are they adjustable?
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Looks like a fellow from Concord can learn a trick or too. I didn't know about twisting the tie downs to stop wind noise!

Where did you get the post & what are they made of? Are they adjustable?
Learned it the summer of 81on a 1981 Alumilite 5er we bought new which had a manual awning. Tied it down and it just about drove us nuts with the noise. Evidently it was bothering our camping neighbor as he came over and we were chatting and he ask if that noise was bothering us and we said yes, he then showed me how to stop it. Forever grateful to that farmer in Knoxville, Iowa.
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It looks really good, the DH just added it to my todo list. Truckers have been twisting their tie downs for years to stop the noise, take a look next time you pass one.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #60
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...the DH just added it to my todo list...
Do you mean the DH doesn't do the work and the DW does it?
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