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Old 10-31-2002, 11:33 AM   #43
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Over the years I have seen many suggestions to stop awnings from blowing out in high winds. I had this happen to me once my self. I solved the problem using my awning puller tool. When the awning is in travel position, just insert the bent end of the puller into the end of the awning at the slot in the tube. Attach the loop end of the rod to the foot at the bottom of the awning leg. Use a bungy cord, rubber nubber, or rope. Then the awning can not blow open. No need for expensive or fancy mechanical attachments at all. Works great! If you have two, you can have one on each end of the awning tube.
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Old 11-02-2002, 08:15 AM   #44
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On our last trip out, we used it as a "lid lifter" for our dutch oven.
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Old 11-02-2002, 06:56 PM   #45
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I thought the best tools in the world were only sold by infomercials.

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Old 11-03-2002, 04:55 AM   #46
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Hmmm, I wonder?

Our new 5er came with two of those thingies. Does that mean that there is a left hand and a right hand model?

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Old 11-03-2002, 07:13 AM   #47
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My beige vinyl tire covers come with a bungee cord on the cover so that the cover can be secured against high winds.

I used the "Womder Tool" to help me pull the cord in between the doolies and then feeding it back through the doolies under tension.

I just put the cover on and stuffed the cord behind the tire. I came in from the other side and hooked the cord. I then fed the loop through the hole and pulled out the slack. I pushed the wonder tool back through the doolies, ring end first, and hooked the eye of the cord on the tool. I went on over to the other side and pulled the cord through and secured the cord. The easiest time I had ever had doing this task.

It also made putting the cord on the front tires a lot easier as well.

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Here's an old thread that ran a few years back, anyone have any new uses for the "Best Tool in the World"?
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I use it to turn on and off the Thinlite outdoor light that I added to the outside of the bedroom slide. I decided not to put a switch inside because it would be a major PITA to have to go all the way back to the wardrobe to turn the lite on or off. The "Thingie" works great on the push button switch on the bottom of the light.

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Old 11-23-2006, 08:23 AM   #51
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You can use it as a safety awning lock. Just place the short end into the auxillary awning groove and bungie the long end to the awning arm. This will make it's impossible for the awning to unfurl while underway.

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The last six inches of mine has turned black from all the times I've used it to stir the ashes in camp fires.

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Great Thread - but you guys absolutely got too much time on your hands.

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