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Old 06-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #61
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Do you mean the DH doesn't do the work and the DW does it?
DH..DW LOL lets just say the wife added it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:14 AM   #62
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Add me to the list that did not know about twisting the strap.

My awning tie down works great, I am forever grateful.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #63
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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?
Posts are alum tubing. 1-1/4" od and 1-1/8" od. Purchased at local salvage yard. New tubing.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #64
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Found this on another forum(hope it is ok to post here!) about making posts and tiedowns for electric awning.
power awing tie down - Power Awning Tie Down System

Used this tie down sysyem, worked great, awning didn't move at all, pretty windy and not a flutter.

Thanks to the inventor.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #65
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Used this tie down sysyem, worked great, awning didn't move at all, pretty windy and not a flutter.

Thanks to the inventor.
Used that system as a pattern for my alum. ones that store on the arms. I just didn't want something else to have to store and the alum ones are a lot smaller dia and not subject to getting brittle and bending from the sun. It is an ingenious idea and very effective in taking all the load off the awning arms. In fact, I don't even tighten the adjusting nuts on the arms, I just leave them loose.

While we were in FL, a man with a new motorhome wanted to buy mine. Ended up making him a set and sent them to him. He called Fri and said he got them installed and just loved them. I made an extra set that I would sell. Just pm me for details. http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...albums636.html
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #66
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I too made a set from the pvc example. I used an old telescoping pool cleaning pole. I cut it in half, added a number of adjustment holes, added the pvc saddle, put tennis balls on the bottom of each for footing, painted the poles white and ready to go. Gonna give them a try this weekend.

I do like the self-storing ones however and if I ever build another set, that's they way I'll go.
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