The subject of tying down an awning to prevent wind damage has been brought up a few times on the forum. I have made a few comments on what I have installed as a permanent fix. Some info is mentioned in these threads:
I have a few sets of the brackets for sale now. They are designed to install on the Dometic 9100 series awnings. Once installed you can fabricate your own telescoping poles, or utilize multiple brands of painters poles from lowes or Home Depot.
First picture shows the kit that is for sale. This kit includes:
Awning Pole Bracket Kit:
-(2) SS Upper Pole Attaching Brackets
-(2) SS Pole Pivot Bolts & SS Nyloc Nuts
-(2) Hitch Pins
-(2) Lower Stow Brackets
-(4) Pop Rivets (For Lower Brackets)
-(2) 1/4" x 3/4" SS Bolts & SS Nyloc Nuts for Optional Bolts for The Upper Brackets
-Instructions and Pole Dwg Sketch if you decide you want a set like I have.
The brackets are made from 5052 H32 aluminum. The designer / maker of these brackets has them precision plasma cut at Butler Built in North Carolina. For you race fans, this is the same Butler Built that makes a lot of the seats for Nascar. The pilot hole locations are also pierced on the plasma cutter and then the builder drills / chamfers them to the proper size and glass bead blasts the brackets. All nuts and bolts are stainless steel.
Last few pictures are of the brackets and poles installed on my rig. Note: No poles come with this kit. The builder stopped making those, but as mentioned above, you can build your own using the supplied drawing / specs or opt for the painters poles. Paint all to match, and they look as good as they function. The poles can be pinned back to the awning arms and the awning still remains completely functional.
I am selling these few kits I have for $75 each, and that includes shipping.
PM me if anybody is interested.