Originally Posted by 5picker
Looks like the awning poles and brackets did their job though!
Sure did, but the saturated ground sure made me nervous. I had to move my The Claw on one side and hammered the other back in a couple of times. Before I moved it, the wind yanked it all high enough that the pole was left hanging.
The wind was bad and strap soaked enough that the strap actually slipped once and left the pole hanging again.
Truth be told, I should have dropped the poles and stowed the awning. But since I don't self-store the poles like OldCoot designed, that's a hassle in bad weather.
Anyway, enough with the hijack.