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Old 06-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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From this past weekend at Pirate Land CG..



Got the Jayco backed in and nice and leveled, hooked up to power, water, and sewer. Unloaded and set up the rest of the gear THEN realized I parked it 2" too close to the power ped and my awning arm would hit it so I could only open it 1/2 way
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I looked at pic before reading and was wondering what the was on that awing arm. That stinks. My OCD would have made me do it all over again. Sure u had a great weekend anyway...
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Doh! I have plenty of those Homer Simpson moments.
Don't think I have ever seen a campground with the power pedestal in the front though.
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Last weekend we pulled in and I opened the slide. Wasn't until after fully out that I walked around the side of the trailer and realized I missed hitting the power and water pole by about a 1/2 inch! Lesson learned there!
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Last weekend we pulled in and I opened the slide. Wasn't until after fully out that I walked around the side of the trailer and realized I missed hitting the power and water pole by about a 1/2 inch! Lesson learned there!
I cut myself a stick of wood just to avoid that. A couple inches longer than the slide sticks out.
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One time at Hoffmaster State Park I was a little too close to a tree for the slide out and I ended up moving the trailer over as well.

Depending on what awning you have, you could have disconnected the rear strut from the trailer and used it freestanding "carport style". That way you could have fully deployed the awning. Just remember to tie the awning down to the ground and put a stake through one of the holes in the foot.

I carry a pair of the small auger style screw-in earth anchors for tying down my awning.
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Doh! I have plenty of those Homer Simpson moments.
Don't think I have ever seen a campground with the power pedestal in the front though.
The sites back up to each other so one side of the ped is for me and the other for the site behind me. I backed up too far (obviously) for the added room up front. the lots behind us stayed empty through our stay.
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I've made that same clearance "boo-boo" with the slide out a number of times.
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mcfarmall - glad to hear someone else is using those small 3-inch earth augers. I added an eyelet with large washers in the four corners of my OFF-ROAD POPUP just below the roof line and I run 1/2-inch ratchet web straps to to the ground. My big problem was with side to side sway of the POPUP when put up.


The earth augar is also another point to tie down the awning to as well.

They go in easy and leave no marks when removed. Adds alot of safety from sudden wind storms that come up.

Using the ratchet type web straps allows me to remove the straps in quick order if need be...

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