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Old 10-14-2015, 07:12 AM   #41
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Sad day when you can't use your awning when it looks like rain.....
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:29 PM   #42
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Bringing this thread back up. BigJohn I just bought two of the adjustable poles from Home Depot. They are well made and I like the snap adjustment. Way better than my 2x4 on my TT I used. Trying to figure out what to connect to the threaded end to support the care free awning. Still have not after nine weeks got my FW back yet so I have nothing to look at. Right now I am thinking to use a 4x4 drilled and than bolted to the top of the pole and cutting the top to a curve to match the awning top support. Will not be hard mounted just as a support and than tie the awning down with a rope to a screw in stake like I did on my TT. I am not gonna roll up my awning every day for two months of camping on my site. Even with the max angle for rain run off hate to be away when the mountain wind kicks up. Has anyone out there made support poles for there awning?
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:40 PM   #43
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Yes, I'm confident it's a chronic issue! *LOL*
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:27 AM   #44
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How hard was it raining Shadester?
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:32 AM   #45
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For reference in the meantime, here's a link to the more popular painters poles being used and modified a little, along with a few pictures of them installed.
Wooster 6 ft.-12 ft. Sherlock Extension Pole-00R0560000 - The Home Depot


I realize the subject awning in this thread is carefree, but just throwing ideas out there that has prevented similar damage to even the dometics. The damage incurred is what sparked the retired engineer to start building these things, and he has sold 100's of them. Matter a fact he quit doing the poles as he just got overwhelmed with requests.
Since this thread is alive again, BigJohnD, do you have an address for the guy that makes the brackets for the awnings? I think I would like to get a couple if he is still making them. So far no problems, but who knows?
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:23 AM   #46
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The rain was moderate for about 10 mins. But no wind. I have noticed the poly bead that hold the awning to the house does not go through the full width of the awning material. Thats how it came from the factory. That is the side that bent. I was wondering why that area over the bent arm looked loose compared to the rest of the awning. Now we know!
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Stand by. I do have one set of brackets, and may have a second set soon. I'm going to take a picture in the morning of mine and post to give a better idea. They should work on the carefree, but it's not hard to make your own if you're a little handy. I'll get with the guy on the FF forum and see if he's still making them.
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I'll get with the guy on the FF forum and see if he's still making them.
Many of us would appreciate that!
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Stand by. I do have one set of brackets, and may have a second set soon. I'm going to take a picture in the morning of mine and post to give a better idea. They should work on the carefree, but it's not hard to make your own if you're a little handy. I'll get with the guy on the FF forum and see if he's still making them.

I told you that you should start making OCs awning brackets LOL
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