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Old 01-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Introduction from RGV

I've monitored this forum for some time and gotten some useful information from time to time. Thought I would take a few minutes this evening to introduce myself. I'm J.J. Moore and my wife Peggy and I are down in the Rio Grande Valley in Pharr, Texas for the winter. This is the third winter that we have spent down here with our Sandpiper 341RLD. It has been a great RV and very comfortable for stays down here. We arrived in the valley around the 4th of January and will depart around the 1st of April. Are there any other members that are down here for the winter?

We are very happy with the unit we have and have had nothing but a few very minor problems. Got caught in the dometic recall and had to almost laugh over the fix they came up with.

Will continue to stay in touch over the coming months.

One thing we have learned down here in the windy RGV is that awning bows really do work well. We keep our awning up all winter and with the awning bows we have had no problem with winds up to 50 mph.

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and our two cats Susie and Louie
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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to the Forest River Forums. We will look forward to hearing from you about your trip and any hints and tips you can give the rest of us.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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Welcome to FRF!!

Wow. Someone actually WANTS to be in Pharr. Every person I've ever met from Pharr has wanted to get away

Good to have ya here!!
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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i hear its nice down there, a friend of mine "winter" overs near you

enjoy the grapefruits

and visit often, we have lots of great folks here
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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welcome, glad you are enjoying camping. What is an awning bow
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:55 PM   #6
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What is an awning bow?
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:52 AM   #7
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And would like to see a pic of an awning bow even if it isn't windy!!!

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #8
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Sorry for not checking back sooner.

I will take some pictures of the awning bows tomorrow and post them.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:38 PM   #9
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Awning bow pictures

I have never posted pictures on this forum so here I go to give it a try.
There are 3 pics. One shows the bows as installed against the awning fabric. One shows the attachment at the trailer side and the last one shows the attachment to the awning roller.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #10
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That looks great, may I ask where would one buy this? I did get the phone number off of the second pic.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:23 PM   #11
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Camping World has them.They are listed as Awnbrella Awning supports.$139.99 set of 2
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:51 PM   #12
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I bought them at the Don-Wes Flea Market in Donna, Texas. This flea market has a lot of shops that cater to RVers since there are about 70,000 of us down in the Rio Grande Valley during the winter. The website below should give you a good approximation of the price you should pay and also has another decent picture of the bows installed. If interested in purchasing I would call the phone number that is shown on picture 3. Camping World offers something a little bit different and much pricier.

Hope some of this helps.

The winds in the valley today were a steady 25 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 and we had no problems with our awning installed as it is. We also have full screens around the entire awning area to provide shade and knock down the wind on days like today.

http://www.americaonwheels.com/class...mo_Awning_Bows
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