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Old 07-07-2017, 05:42 AM   #41
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I could not get our dog stakes in the ground,,,
that's the very reason I went to the Claw, .... on one trip, at two different cg's, soil was too hard at one to screw the dog stakes into the ground, ... at the other, one stake came loose after a night of hard rain, ... ordered two of the Claws as soon as we got home, .... IMO it's the best anchoring device on the market, ....

https://www.amazon.com/The-Claw-C101...PFSCQCWXBV95VN

https://theclaw.com/
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:42 AM   #42
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that's the very reason I went to the Claw, .... on one trip, at two different cg's, soil was too hard at one to screw the dog stakes into the ground, ... at the other, one stake came loose after a night of hard rain, ... ordered two of the Claws as soon as we got home, .... IMO it's the best anchoring device on the market, ....

https://www.amazon.com/The-Claw-C101...PFSCQCWXBV95VN

https://theclaw.com/
Yes I have looked @ those in the past,,, they look to be a very good device for anchoring into dirt or soil !!!
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:38 AM   #43
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I used flag pole holder with a piece of teflon block to pick up the angle. The swivel bolt was replaced with a longer bolt a spring and a nylock nut. So as to swivel when following up. The polls are electrical conduit 1/2 on top and 3/4 on the bottom. Holes are drilled and pined for height adj. tennis ball so as no scratches in the base frame when folded up. I use light rope to hold it back on the road. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-19-2017, 12:35 PM   #44
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Is the teflon block permanently attached and do you fold the pole assembly up with the awning or do you just remove the poles and store them?
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:51 AM   #45
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I used flag pole holder with a piece of teflon block to pick up the angle. The swivel bolt was replaced with a longer bolt a spring and a nylock nut. So as to swivel when following up. The polls are electrical conduit 1/2 on top and 3/4 on the bottom. Holes are drilled and pined for height adj. tennis ball so as no scratches in the base frame when folded up. I use light rope to hold it back on the road. Attachment 145275Attachment 145276Attachment 145277
Very good Idea !!!
I am also wondering how you tie them up when you are on the road ???
Seams like the best way would be just to remove & store them ???
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Yes I have looked @ those in the past,,, they look to be a very good device for anchoring into dirt or soil !!!
First thing I bought when I installed my poles. Work really great. Later RJD
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:02 AM   #47
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First thing I bought when I installed my poles. Work really great. Later RJD
I probably should,,, $$$ I just use the cheep Dog Screws !!!
Last week @ a cousins place where they have had a lot of rain,,,
I had to be very gentle with my tie downs,,, or I would have pulled Dog Screw right out of the ground,,, any big wind I would have had to put awning away !!
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:10 AM   #48
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Just bought the claw system not cheap, bought two like 48.00 bucks, then I remembered I needed four, so had to buy 2 more, now I figure I'm into this hold down system at the tune to 540.00 dollars, just to use them cheap crap electrical awnings, still cheaper then buying a new one or running to try and bring it in when the wind hits 20 knots, being I'm lazy
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:15 AM   #49
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You named it WD when you said Cheep Electric Awnings
I thought these were made for Lazy People ???
LMAO !!!
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Very good Idea !!!

I am also wondering how you tie them up when you are on the road ???

Seams like the best way would be just to remove & store them ???



The 3/4 pole (lower pole) is removed and stored for travel.
The top pole is held with the thumb screw that originally held the flag pole I drilled a hole in the pipe so that it is pined and would not fall out. A little locktight on the thumb screw helps.
When folded up I made the 1/2in pipe (top one) just as long as the brace on the side of the camper. Then with some rope I tied a loop and pushed it up in the pipe then inserted the pin and the other end looped the rope around the lower pin on the main frame arm. Attachment 145470
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The 3/4 pole (lower pole) is removed and stored for travel.
The top pole is held with the thumb screw that originally held the flag pole I drilled a hole in the pipe so that it is pined and would not fall out. A little locktight on the thumb screw helps.
When folded up I made the 1/2in pipe (top one) just as long as the brace on the side of the camper. Then with some rope I tied a loop and pushed it up in the pipe then inserted the pin and the other end looped the rope around the lower pin on the main frame arm. Attachment 145470


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Sounds Good,,, but I am not sure I would,,, as long as I could reach the flag bracket,,, just remove both pipes,,, from the flag bracket ???
The Flag pole bracket looks to be a great holder !!!
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Just bought the claw system not cheap, bought two like 48.00 bucks, then I remembered I needed four, so had to buy 2 more, now I figure I'm into this hold down system at the tune to 540.00 dollars, just to use them cheap crap electrical awnings, still cheaper then buying a new one or running to try and bring it in when the wind hits 20 knots, being I'm lazy
WD I cheated on the 2nd awning buying only one extra claw as the two awnings are close together so I use one claw for the awnings that are close at one end then use one on the far end of each awning.. I usually do not deploy the 2nd one much any way so it be a waste. Later RJD
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:46 PM   #54
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WD I cheated on the 2nd awning buying only one extra claw as the two awnings are close together so I use one claw for the awnings that are close at one end then use one on the far end of each awning.. I usually do not deploy the 2nd one much any way so it be a waste. Later RJD


Have to say I never thought about that Ace.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:13 PM   #55
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I have Awning Poles!

I always wondered why you couldn't just attach a ground screws or weights to the bottom of the poles and not use the straps?
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You can do that just like on a manual awning, this isn't rocket science. People would like you to think that. Just MOP
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Here are some examples. With the poles, ratchet straps and ground anchors, the power awning are just about as good as the old manual and a lot easier to deploy and retract.
You are going to have major problems with your awning. The placement of the straps way out from the awning is causing the awning to pull away from the trailer and placing stress on fittings used to attach the awning to the trailer.

A properly installed awning pole setup will have zero stress on the awning. Look at it backwards: the awning pole is attached to the bracket and the straps are attached to the same bracket. The strap should be as close to vertical as possible. If using a '"Claw" holding setup the eye of the device will be less than two inches from the pole and the strap will be perfectly vertical. The awning is attached to the bracket and has no pressure on it except to stabilize the pole to keep it in a vertical position....a few ounces at most. Once mine are locked down with ratcheting straps I could do pull-ups on the pole and the awning would never feel a thing.



Notice how the strap is vertically in line with the pole.
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That's one of the reasons I was thinking about making some poles and brackets. Similar to turbs/old coots and welding a bracket to a ground anchor and or weight and using a clinch pin to tie it to the poles. Plus I wouldn't like all the tripping objects that the extra straps and anchors cause.
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Need a bracket that you could attach to the bottom leg,,, with maybe 2 or 4 holes that you could drive large tent stakes into the ground on an angle ???
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I always wondered why you couldn't just attach a ground screws or weights to the bottom of the poles and not use the straps?
Wouldn't keep the awning from tilting in if was trying to dump rain water.
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