Originally Posted by Gobbledot
Have you got a pic of how you use the tie downs? My arms keep retracting if I put any tension on them with a tie down. I have tightened the wheel nuts tight as I can with my hands but they still slip..
I don't have any pics currently sorry. I have a Dometic awning so maybe I can get it tighter. They will move a little bit. The tie downs I have are U clamp tie downs. Not made any longer from what I can see. Velcro release and they go in the tube slot for holding. I have had mine out in 25 MPH side winds and always in the rain due to the pitch being favorable and no puddling at all.
If you do not have a good pitch regardless of what you do there will be pooling.
I do pull in my awning at night and when away regardless of tie downs.