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Old 06-04-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Awning supports left unhooked..

Possibly a lame question but a race trailer I just bought has a 20 foot A&E Awning that I would like to use while we are racing to park the car under.
Can the rear leg be unattached and stood up vertically so that I can park the car under it easily as in just pull up beside the trailer. Most of the car essentials are exposed and it needs to be out of the weather. If this is doable, what is the best way to attach it to the ground to keep it from moving.


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Old 06-04-2015, 12:34 PM   #2
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Most of the A&E awnings can be removed from the bottom and the legs set straight up and down. They have a flat "foot" with two holes to drive large spikes through to secure the leg. You will also need to securely tie down the awning with straps as it doesn't take too much wind to tear it loose.

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Old 06-04-2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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Use a 5 gal. bucket instead of a stake

I carry around a couple of 5 gal buckets in the rv. When I let the awning legs down I fill the buckets with water and run a small rope up to the top of the legs & tie it off. When we leave I dump the water around the plants& trees around the camp site Waters about 8 lb to the gallon and some places you can't drive a stake in the ground. I use a haymaker adjustable knot to take up all the slack in the rope so the leg is held down firm
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