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Old 05-02-2014, 06:42 PM   #521
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I fabricated flag pole braces. So far, 30 mph gusts and it doesn't move.



After having a moderate wind gust (maybe all of about 20mph) snapped one off, I decided I needed to brace them. Eventually, I will just make a flate plate with two angled tubes, welded on. (much cleaner looking).








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Old 05-02-2014, 10:07 PM   #522
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Took the new camper out for our first weekend of the season.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:32 PM   #523
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I wrapped mine around one of those yellow parking lot posts today...
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #524
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I greased the axle points. Replaced the stock water filter with a whole house water filter - external.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:10 PM   #525
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I wrapped mine around one of those yellow parking lot posts today...
Oh no, ouch! I hope it wasn't too bad.

I spoke to the finance guy at RVWholesalers, who told me we're good to go for the delivery pickup tomorrow.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:39 AM   #526
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Restrung a day/night shade.

I need to do that to one of mine. It's hard to pull the shade down because it's too tight I assume.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:46 AM   #527
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I need to do that to one of mine. It's hard to pull the shade down because it's too tight I assume.
Hang on to the strings and just loosen the little clamp at the bottom and let a little more string up in the clamp and re-tighten the clamp. If you get it too loose, they will fall on their own. Don't ask how I know.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #528
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Hang on to the strings and just loosen the little clamp at the bottom and let a little more string up in the clamp and re-tighten the clamp. If you get it too loose, they will fall on their own. Don't ask how I know.

Lol. Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:01 AM   #529
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What did you do to your camper today?

Much better now! Thanks for the tip. Mine were tied to. Loop on the screw clamp. Just loosened the knot, slit it down about a quarter inch and now that are much better. I see what you mean if they are too loose though
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #530
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This was actually last year but I still love having it! There are several posts on this forum as to how to do it.

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Old 05-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #531
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What does that have to do with his led lights.
Because I wanted to know if he bought another unit. His steps where pretty well lit and he was happy with them last year in Goshen 2013 IMO. I know Alan, I'll ask what I want THANK YOU. Haven't seen him in 10 mos. and really he wasn't into lights then because I would have help him. That's why I asked, Thought he might have gotten a different unit without the same lighting. That's what it has to do with Led Lights period. I even hung a ball in copper for him on his awning arm when we were their. Does that answer your question?
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Because I wanted to know if he bought another unit. His steps where pretty well lit and he was happy with them last year in Goshen 2013 IMO. I know Alan, I'll ask what I want THANK YOU. Haven't seen him in 10 mos. and really he wasn't into lights then because I would have help him. That's why I asked, Thought he might have gotten a different unit without the same lighting. That's what it has to do with Led Lights period. I even hung a ball in copper for him on his awning arm when we were their. Does that answer your question?
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:34 PM   #533
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Bought supplies for camping trip this coming Thursday.
Yesterday I installed poles for the awning brackets. Pictures will follow.
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What's the tensile strength of the awning material? I'd be very cautious about awning poles of any kind.
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What's the tensile strength of the awning material? I'd be very cautious about awning poles of any kind.
More than enough to pull the rail off the camper.

Awnings have been tied down for a lot longer than we've been camping. I started tying them down in 1975.
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Fixed two issues that sprang up during our Easter weekend trip.

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Ok, if the awning pulls away from the camper, how do you get FR to fix it under warranty? You guys are all geniuses.
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Ok, if the awning pulls away from the camper, how do you get FR to fix it under warranty? You guys are all geniuses.
I guess the same way you got the pin box fixed when you messed it up with the cover and the dent fixed when you hit the post.
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Ok, if the awning pulls away from the camper, how do you get FR to fix it under warranty? You guys are all geniuses.
How do you get FR to warranty your bent frame/arms when the wind picks up and throws it on your roof that's not their fault because you didn't have it tied down or couldn't get it rolled back up quick enough? (impossible to do in a strong wind) without damage If you look at the design and you saw mine in Goshen, you are not going to rip your material if that whats you mean. If you remember the manual awnings which I prefer the arms where able to be used as poles. The concept is really the same, but easier. You can still off set them so the rain won't pool and stretch your material. Plus you don't hear the banging from the wind when it starts jumping up and down. Also you don't have to run back to your unit when the wind picks up to roll it back up before you bend your arms. The bigger or (longer) the more area to be caught by a wind gust. I know before I installed them on both awnings in a 15/ 20 knot wind with higher gust they would have to rolled up. Don't have to do that anymore. I know they make a wind sensor that will roll it up for you when the wind picks up automaticly, but I have really never seen one, or know what they cost. I just think of them as added protection and I'm not worried when I leave out if a front comes through when I'm not around. The weakest point are the arms not the material.
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