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Old 09-07-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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Question Power Awning Tie-down

Has anyone got a solution for tying down the new-fangled power awnings? I don't want to roll it up every time it's windy, specially when it's rainin' - want to keep my stuff dry ya' know! (Didn't like it when we bought the rig but it was already attached...)
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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I have seen too many manual awnings wrapped up and over their trailer to try to tie down anything. I just roll mine up every time I leave my site or if I see a storm coming. I host and with this park having 176 campsites I have seen many awnings destroyed. Some screwed to the ground, others with 5 gallon buckets of water attached and one with 5 gallon buckets of cement attached. None survived the wind that hit them.

Besides, if I bring my awning in so often I don't leave much outside which keeps my site nice and tidy looking.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:12 AM   #3
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Here is what I did. I used 2" pvc and 1 1/2" pvc with a pvc saddle. I then ratchet the awning to 2 screw in dog stakes. Instead of drilling holes through both pvc pipes I just cut notches out and used hose clamp to tighten. This setup has made it through two bad storms in middle of night this year with ease. Now it does defeat the quick in and out of electronic awning, but I much rather give up that and be able to keep all my stuff dry under awning.

This idea I got while reading a forum somewhere on the web.

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Old 09-08-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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Thanks, Joe. Clean design. Allows you to put some tension on the straps, eh! I'm headed to the Depot for parts! (Need to take a few measurements first.) By the way - Love the U.P. I may be a troll (from below the bridge) but I get it!
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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Is the top piece attached or just resting on the awning? I really like the concept but would a bungee type cord work to help relieve stress?
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:00 AM   #6
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I did something similar to Timberghost Only I used trucker jackpoles. The kind used to keep loads in place.. I cannot post the pic because it is on another thread and we can only post them once on here..
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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Hey, Seann. How about a link to that thread with the pic. I did a search for "trucker jackpole" and came up empty. Are they light in weight?
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:42 PM   #8
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I wonder if a painters extendable pole would work?
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #9
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Try a search for tent poles, there's tons of them.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #10
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We were at a state park last year when in the middle of the day a storm came through. Straight line winds like I have never seen. Awnings were lost all over the park. The people next to us were tied down and gone for the day but they lost the awning and hardware and some bits and pieces of the trailer and roof. I walked the park after it went by and it looked like a bomb went off. The tent area was flat and the trees were full of tents. Lasted 15 minutes and gone.

I suggest you use the tie down method for when you are around and roll it up when you leave.
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