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Old 05-01-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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awning stabilizer

What are you using for stabilizing your awning ?? the kits they sell dont look like they do much...any pics or suggestions would be great

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Old 05-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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If you have an electric awning you just take it in at night or if the wind picks up. If you have a manual awning some people use deflapers, tent stakes on the arms, and some use tie down kits.

I used to use two pieces of angle iron about 18" long that I drove into the ground at an angle. I had two stiff springs attached to the irons and used a pair of motor cycle tie downs to hold it tight. Now I just push the button.

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Old 05-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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If a manual awning and its long (which has a higher risk of being bent from weather), some folks use an optional centre support pole.

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If wondering, I use a centre support (both horizonal and vertical) rails at my seasonal site. I also used 2 x flappers on each side as well. Thus, elimination of noise and possible tearing. Some folks at my seasonal site use a large hurricane strap - that goes over the centre of the awning. If its going to be that windy, I pull my slide awning it. Keeping the awning on a steep slope helps as well.

Both Centre Support Poles and De-flappers can removed by hand. no special tools are required.

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