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Old 03-23-2014, 10:25 AM   #41
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No I didn't, what thread is it? all I know you do is throw a line over the awning like a you know what... Please repost it so I can see what a genius you are. Is your arm getting tired yet or you back getting sore? Just want to know?...
How about a search Power awning deflapper?
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:30 AM   #42
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Post some pictures of yours before you mount them. Other folks might be interested.

Not a very good pic, but it does show the difference a little polishing will make. On the left is how it looks as received from OC. The right two poles have been polished using Mothers aluminum polish.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:40 AM   #44
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Post some pictures of yours before you mount them. Other folks might be interested.

Not a very good pic, but it does show the difference a little polishing will make. On the left is how it looks as received from OC. The right two poles have been polished using Mothers aluminum polish.
Yep they look great without buffing for 3 hrs. That's what I did.........
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:40 AM   #45
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Post some pictures of yours before you mount them. Other folks might be interested.

Not a very good pic, but it does show the difference a little polishing will make. On the left is how it looks as received from OC. The right two poles have been polished using Mothers aluminum polish.
Looks like DW is doing a very good job! Nice!
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How about a search Power awning deflapper?
I wouldn't put such a thing on my unit, all your doing is pulling down and stretching your fabric down, You call that a break through. I would think that you could do better then that being an engineer. Thats a rookie fix thats bad for your awning IMO. But you never listen to me anyway and I know you been camping for 30 years Da, DA DA.......
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Yep they look great without buffing for 3 hrs. That's what I did.........
On one set.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:45 AM   #48
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No pics, didn't happen!!!

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Pics will happen when the job is finished.

I ain't goin' out to his shop to take a pic right now, I'm still in my granny gown!
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:59 AM   #49
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I wouldn't put such a thing on my unit, all your doing is pulling down and stretching your fabric down, You call that a break through. I would think that you could do better then that being an engineer. Thats a rookie fix thats bad for your awning IMO. But you never listen to me anyway and I know you been camping for 30 years Da, DA DA.......
Doesn't stretch it anymore on the power awning than on a manual. Is you tipping the bottle so early?
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mark0224,the power hook awning tensioner has a part that hooks into the awning tube slot. When positioned correctly, it will turn the awning tube to tighten the fabric.
risibarra2010,I use that with my electric awning with my version of OldCoot's awning poles and it works good. I do not recommend using it on an electric awning without the poles as the arms may bend or the arm lock knobs may not hold. I attach the springs to the ground directly beside the poles(dogs are less likely to get tangled around the strap).
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Already Made my own poles and will only be applying light pressure until I check it out. The strap I made will more hold the roller to the uprights I made and is only about a foot away from the poles so it really shouldn't get in the way but used orange straps for visibility. The straps worked great alone with out poles on my manual awning on our old trailer, just enough tension to pull a bit on spring. Spring acts like shock absorber so tension stays the same because of it. Less pressure than a light wind can put on it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #51
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Already Made my own poles and will only be applying light pressure until I check it out. The strap I made will more hold the roller to the uprights I made and is only about a foot away from the poles so it really shouldn't get in the way but used orange straps for visibility. The straps worked great alone with out poles on my manual awning on our old trailer, just enough tension to pull a bit on spring. Spring acts like shock absorber so tension stays the same because of it. Less pressure than a light wind can put on it.
A lot of ways to "skin a cat". We lazy old folks like stowing them on the arms for 2 reasons, we can find them and we don't go off and leave them.
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A lot of ways to "skin a cat". We lazy old folks like stowing them on the arms for 2 reasons, we can find them and we don't go off and leave them.
These are just the start working on the brackets to fasten them to the uprights but weather hasn't been cooperating. Still only in the 20's here. Using these for our first trip since time is running out and cold isn't. Poles themselves will work good and there is always room for improvement.
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