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Old 07-30-2017, 09:43 AM   #43
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When the wind blows put the awning in. All these poles and straps are are only so good.he big screws can hit electrical or water services too! Despite rules some are not deep enough to prevent damage.
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Save your cash on the expensive augers and pick up some dog tie out augers from the Dollar Tree for....$1. They also have 6ft plastic coated cables too.
Bungee cords loosely-ish secured instead of springs.
I use straight tent stakes from harbor freight if i cant get the auger in the ground. I also have a dead blow mallet i call "the influencer".
I also have a set of deflappers left by PO.

I usually dont bother with all that unless its gusty. Hubby and I can deploy and store the awning pretty quickly. In NC usually not even a breeze where we are unless a storm is coming in and well...its getting stored anyway. Lol
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:19 AM   #45
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When the wind blows put the awning in. All these poles and straps are are only so good.he big screws can hit electrical or water services too! Despite rules some are not deep enough to prevent damage.
You're just jealous......lol
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Awning Anchor Straps - anyone ever try them

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You're just jealous......lol


Or wise, IMHO!
We are on the North (shady) side of our rig tonite (nite 1 of 4) in Utah. No. Awning. Required!!
About half of the peeps here have their awnings out. Why? I don't know! (Third base).
Even for an overnight stay, they simply MUST put out the awning, though the sky will be clear for days, and the sun will not shine on their patio.
The plethora of tea lights is another interesting wonderment.
Anchors are for long-term camping. And in the Southwest, anchors are a recipe for damage (long or short-term) to the folks from other regions with no experience with killer gusts.
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I tie my awning to my picnic table. We went to town & while gone, bad storm(s). One camper in park had 1 arm broken & popup tent was twisted. No issues with mine
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I tie my awning to my picnic table. We went to town & while gone, bad storm(s). One camper in park had 1 arm broken & popup tent was twisted. No issues with mine


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Our awning is "in" until needed. Knowing what is the shady side is our secret awning saver.
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I tie my awning to my picnic table. We went to town & while gone, bad storm(s). One camper in park had 1 arm broken & popup tent was twisted. No issues with mine

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Or wise, IMHO!
We are on the North (shady) side of our rig tonite (nite 1 of 4) in Utah. No. Awning. Required!!
About half of the peeps here have their awnings out. Why? I don't know! (Third base).
Even for an overnight stay, they simply MUST put out the awning, though the sky will be clear for days, and the sun will not shine on their patio.
The plethora of tea lights is another interesting wonderment.
Anchors are for long-term camping. And in the Southwest, anchors are a recipe for damage (long or short-term) to the folks from other regions with no experience with killer gusts.
He's a friend from another forum......
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:58 PM   #52
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When the wind blows put the awning in. All these poles and straps are are only so good.he big screws can hit electrical or water services too! Despite rules some are not deep enough to prevent damage.
We were camping last month, went for a walk on a calm quiet mid-morning. Halfway around campground, wind blowing on a point out in lake. On way back, saw 1 awning flipped over top of camper & another twisted. Returned to ours & all is ok but when i went to retract, motor strained due to resistance of wind. No problems but the suddenness that came up could have gotten anyone. Wind was 15+ for 6 hours on a 75 degree day
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Save your cash on the expensive augers and pick up some dog tie out augers from the Dollar Tree for....$1. They also have 6ft plastic coated cables too.
Bungee cords loosely-ish secured instead of springs.
I use straight tent stakes from harbor freight if i cant get the auger in the ground. I also have a dead blow mallet i call "the influencer".
I also have a set of deflappers left by PO.

I usually dont bother with all that unless its gusty. Hubby and I can deploy and store the awning pretty quickly. In NC usually not even a breeze where we are unless a storm is coming in and well...its getting stored anyway. Lol
I second this option and i use them for our dogs too everywhere we camp.

We used them to keep the awning from going curclunk all the time everything there is much wind ours has a movement built in and it can drive a man nuts cuclunk curclunk all night long. But if it is extremely windy we roll up. I think in over 25 years of camping i have put our awning up a dozen times because of wind and never had one blow off tear up or anything like that.
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Never had our awning blow over, but did have a sudden storm come in while we were away. All the rain cause our awning to break in the middle due to rainwater collecting. Did not have a self dumping awning and did not have it properly tilted for drainage. That was an $1100 mistake.
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Heavy metal tent stakes, Wal Mart just a few dollars. Then one inch wide ratchet straps, again Wal Mart or anywhere, maybe $15 at most. I use two through the "J" hook pounded into the ground at a reverse angle of the straps. Straps themselves are looped over the awning barrel, as mentioned not the support arms. Leave some slack in the straps.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:52 AM   #56
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Don't you think the awning will flap some if not supported from the bottom?
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