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Old 05-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #11
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So I have the strap and screw setup from my old manual awning. You have used this setup on the electric awning and it works. Just don't put as much pressure on it. Am I understanding you guys correctly. This will be our first trip out and it is not looking like a very nice weekend. So I would really like to keep the awning out to keep stuff dry. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:34 AM   #12
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Have used the strap down method to, but if a storm or hi wind is expected, you are taking an expensive risk keeping your awning out. Cover your stuff with a $10 blue tarp not a $$$ awning.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:56 AM   #13
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I like sitting outside even in rain but if wind starts gusting over 20mph I usually put the awning in. Depending on direction I'll leave it out or put away at a lower or higher wind speed. I never leave it out if I'm leaving the campsite for an extended period.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #14
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:00 AM   #15
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This mod works really well for awning stability..... http://www.wildcatcamperforum.com/t3...ie-down-system

This is an awesome idea, thanks for sharing this link, I will be making this setup before my next trip.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #16
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So my dad and I built two sets of these awning supports made of PVC this weekend. The ones shown here. Had to do allot of trimming for the top support cradles and it is a little difficult at first to drill all the hole aligned. But we made it work. Will let you know how it works after our week long trip the first week of August. It looks however it should work well. Thank you for the directions.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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I bring my awning in every night and never leave my 5'er with the awning out. Pushing the button is just too easy and then I don't have to worry about it.
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So the awning supports seem to work pretty good. We got a good storm while away and I did end up pulling my awning in. There is still nothing holding the material in the back by the camper. for my manual awning I would tie it down then use those plastic flap stoppers that connect to the top rail and fabric. wonder if they make anything like that for the electric awnings. I did witness my nieghbors camper awning rip from the camper about 8 inches he had the front tied down but no flap protection. I agree it is easier pulling them in and out. But then there is the WIFE who gets mad we cant leave it out as much as the manual one. She hates I pull it in when we get rain and wind not to mention the dew on everything in the morning. She loves the camper but hates the awning she wants me to bring it back and have a manual awning put on it. I like not having the arms to hit my head on. Still trying to figure this thing out.
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I agree with her, I love my manual awning.

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I agree with her, I love my manual awning.

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