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Old 08-03-2017, 08:22 AM   #61
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Am I the only person that angles there awning, so that it doesn't pool water?
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:26 AM   #62
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Am I the only person that angles there awning, so that it doesn't pool water?
I always tilt ours, but wind on the top of the awning will also make it tilt toward the trailer. That's why the ratchet straps should be set about 2' or more away from the pole.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:37 AM   #63
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I have personally never had that problem. Wind always try's to billow it not push it down. I'd still rather not have an obstacle course at my campsite, but to each their own
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I always set ours as low as I can !!!

I do wonder about setting the straps out too far and putting to much pressure on the awning track ???
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:40 AM   #65
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I actually did add two more holes to out poles,,, so I could set it lower !!!
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:59 AM   #66
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I have personally never had that problem. Wind always try's to billow it not push it down. I'd still rather not have an obstacle course at my campsite, but to each their own
Can't say that has been my findings,,, whenever the wind gets under the awning it will try to lift it !!!
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:17 AM   #67
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Can't say that has been my findings,,, whenever the wind gets under the awning it will try to lift it !!!
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:22 AM   #68
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I have Awning Poles!

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Can't say that has been my findings,,, whenever the wind gets under the awning it will try to lift it !!!


Isn't that exactly what I was saying billowing =lift up.....never had problems with wind pushing down on it !
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:41 AM   #69
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Isn't that exactly what I was saying billowing =lift up.....never had problems with wind pushing down on it !
I've seen it happen with my awning. I keep the knobs loose and have been sitting outside. The wind will kick up and one side of the awning will get pushed down for a few seconds, then come back up.
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Isn't that exactly what I was saying billowing =lift up.....never had problems with wind pushing down on it !
You're right I misread what you posted !!!
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I have personally never had that problem. Wind always try's to billow it not push it down. I'd still rather not have an obstacle course at my campsite, but to each their own
Placing the straps true vertical will not result in anymore obstacle to get around. It will be within two inches of the pole. And, there's no pushing or pulling on the awning. All the pressure is on the pole.
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I actually did add two more holes to out poles,,, so I could set it lower !!!
The poles I use allow as much as 20 or so inches difference in height between the two awning ends. I usually set them about 6-8 inches different.
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I have been just setting both ends as low as I can,,, we have 2 little solar lanterns that we stick in the ground next to the awning poles,,, just enough light to see the poles !!!
Not so much light that it would bother anyone !!!
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:56 AM   #74
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[QUOTE=emm-dee;1582464]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.



The hole reason for the poles is to hold the awning from folding up. Like the old awnings. To do this the tie down rope needs to be on a angle to keep the awning taut.
As for the rain water, one side needs to be much lower than the other. The poles have to be adjustable to make that happen with different camp sights.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:32 AM   #75
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Interested in this vertical vs angled awning strap discussion. Looks like I had mine about 16-18 inches away from the poles to clear the concrete patio.

Apparently I can't copy paste images from my hard drive to this site and photobucket won't let me use their site anymore so I guess I won't post a pic.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:33 AM   #76
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De-flapper poles also minimize the awning billowing even with poles and tie downs.
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Interested in this vertical vs angled awning strap discussion. Looks like I had mine about 16-18 inches away from the poles to clear the concrete patio.

Apparently I can't copy paste images from my hard drive to this site and photobucket won't let me use their site anymore so I guess I won't post a pic.
You can't copy and paste but if using your computer (you mentioned hard drive) if you use the advanced post function, you can upload photos from your computer directly to the site.
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Interested in this vertical vs angled awning strap discussion. Looks like I had mine about 16-18 inches away from the poles to clear the concrete patio.

Apparently I can't copy paste images from my hard drive to this site and photobucket won't let me use their site anymore so I guess I won't post a pic.
No, copy/paste directly from your hard drive won't work. You have to upload your pic and then attach it to your post. It's pretty simple.

See this post for instructions: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...html#post49621
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:47 AM   #79
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Interested in this vertical vs angled awning strap discussion. Looks like I had mine about 16-18 inches away from the poles to clear the concrete patio.

Apparently I can't copy paste images from my hard drive to this site and photobucket won't let me use their site anymore so I guess I won't post a pic.
16"-18" should not be a problem even up to 3', just don't strong arm the straps.
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