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Old 05-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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I'm In Moab

I made it to Moab, Utah Saturday night. First night was spent on the back lot of a gas station/RV park, about 8 miles north of Moab. The regular RV spots were full, so they let me dry camp on the back lot for $10.

Last night and tonight I'm at Sand Flats, just above Moab. Again, $10 a night, no hookups.

Tomorrow morning I have my sites set on a boondocking spot about 25 miles from town, and about 5000 feet higher in elevation. It's in the Manti- La Sal National Forest. I drove up there today, and was surprised that I had pretty good cell phone service there. So I should be able to give ongoing reports here in the forums.

Here's a pic of where I'm at now, Sand Flats.

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Old 05-16-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Nice spot. Keep us up to date, us East coast guys do not get to see those places much. (Never for me but maybe someday).
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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Bill,

Now that's my kind of camping, no shore power!

Just wondering, any reason for having your awning support rails retracted in the photo?

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Old 05-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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Bob, I don't understand what you mean by retracted. I've been positioning them where they are at in the pic, then adjusting them so they push a little on the main awning bar. I feel like that will keep the awning nice and solid.

Am I doing it wrong?


Here's a pic of where I'll be tomorrow.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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Bill, your awning bars should be pushed all the way up, and locked parallel with the awning canvas. Then slightly pull down on the roller tube to tighten the canvas then tighten the black knobs on the bars.

BTW Love the pics, keep us posted!! We wanna go out west someday.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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Bill,

Roll the awning out until it locks, now slide the inner awning support up along the main support until it locks at the top. Lean slightly onto the main awning support to tighten the awning fabric, then tighten the black knob. Do the same to the other side. Now you can raise the awning to your desired height.

There is a metal tab at the top of the main awning support to release the inner awning support, and slide it back to it's original location before retracting the awning.

This is what it should look like (less the sun screen):



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ps: The view in your second photo is great!
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Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the awning training session gentlemen. I'll give it a try next time I unfurl the beast.

Another picture, from last Thursday. I was at Wilson Lake in Central Kansas.
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Must be tough leveling on a concrete pad
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First concrete pad "premium" site I've ever been on. It was great.

Next picture, I had to deal with a "traffic" jam as I drove up to the National Forest this morning to find my camping spot for the next two weeks.

Moooooove out of the way!
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Fantastic view out of the windshield. I'm jealous because that has all the ear markings of a great boondocking adventure.

As mentioned in a prior thread/post, I hope to be out that way next year boondocking myself. I'll be looking forward to your future trip reports on the area.

Beautiful scenery.

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