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Old 08-01-2014, 03:05 PM   #11
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Howie did you try those tie down straps that you listed? Do you like them?
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:14 PM   #12
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Howie did you try those tie down straps that you listed? Do you like them?
I have not. I haven't even purchased them yet. lol I plan to though. I will report back when I do. They seem to have good reviews on Amazon.
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Screw in dog stake & 1/4" Dacron line with a trucker's hitch works just fine. I tie the line around the roll up tube, just inside the end caps. If you need to dry some bathing suits and towels, just tie the lower end out to a tree instead of to the dog stake.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:18 PM   #14
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I haven't ever used tie downs because if I needed to roll the awning up during the night, it would be a pain. But I am curious, do they help more than they are a pain if you had to roll it in during a storm?
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I haven't ever used tie downs because if I needed to roll the awning up during the night, it would be a pain. But I am curious, do they help more than they are a pain if you had to roll it in during a storm?
I was of the same opinion, but with the "u clamps" there is a small 12" velcro strap that slides into the tube slot and you can wind it up in the awning. The straps remove by this velcro release and detach fully in about 15 seconds.

My awning does not move any longer with wind. I find using them at the beach or windy locations is my main use. No need to use them at calm protected locations.
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I was of the same opinion, but with the "u clamps" there is a small 12" velcro strap that slides into the tube slot and you can wind it up in the awning. The straps remove by this velcro release and detach fully in about 15 seconds.

My awning does not move any longer with wind. I find using them at the beach or windy locations is my main use. No need to use them at calm protected locations.
Interesting. I guess I'll have to look into them. I rarely camp where it's not protected but they would be nice if easy to release.
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I haven't ever used tie downs because if I needed to roll the awning up during the night, it would be a pain. But I am curious, do they help more than they are a pain if you had to roll it in during a storm?
I've totally lowered my awning (it's at an angle from the get go) but I've never had to roll mine up because of a storm.

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