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Old 08-19-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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Awning weight capacity?

We want to buy a privacy screen to hang from our 20' power awning. I cannot find what a safe weight limit is for an awning. Any help on this would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:31 PM   #2
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Not sure ANY awning manufacturer would publish a safe weight that could be added to an awning.

How do you plan to use it?
With aftermarket awning poles/brackets or just as the power awning comes from the factory?
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We want to buy a privacy screen to hang from our 20' power awning. I cannot find what a safe weight limit is for an awning. Any help on this would be appreciated. Thank you.
your awning will not like the weight at all. Get brackets and poles.


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Old 08-19-2019, 02:59 PM   #4
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asking for trouble or for your awning to get blown away. Do not ever leave a power awning out unattended for any length of time in any weather conditions. Many a pop up storm have torn up many awnings. Adding weight to a power awning is just going to make problems.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:38 PM   #5
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We weren’t planning to use extra supports but it’s not a bad idea. The screen we are considering weighs only 7 lbs.
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We weren’t planning to use extra supports but it’s not a bad idea. The screen we are considering weighs only 7 lbs.
It weighs 7 lbs in still air. If the wind is blowing, the privacy curtain tugs and strains on the awning .
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:22 PM   #7
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On the same subject, us a privacy curtain easily removed?
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We use the Vista Shade for electric awnings (ours is 20'). A 4 foot section stays attached even when rolled up and a 6 foot section zips to the bottom of the 4 foot section for complete shade coverage. The 6 foot section is removed prior to retracting the awning.
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Thanks. It's not what I expected. I'd like to slip it into the track when needed, and remove it when it isn't.
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