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Old 04-22-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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"The Claw" awning tie down???

This awning tie down system is supposed to hold up to 1200 pounds and can even "tie down" a small light airplane. Anyone have any experience with "The Claw"???
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Never heard of it, Here's a link: https://theclaw.com/
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:55 AM   #3
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Bet it will hold even after the wind rips your awning to shreds.
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Good point about the wind ripping the awning to shreds. I'll just use a standard tie down and let the wind take out the awning hardware too. Oh, wait, maybe I'll just roll the awning up.
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I set up my awning for 5 months in my snowbird site , six de-flappers ,1 anti billowing strap, 2 re-bar ground stakes , and 2 ratcheting 3/4" straps . Seven seasons no issues.

I'd have to check current pricing , but I don't think I paid $70 for all the equipment I use.
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Cool, another gadget for me to make!
Only problem is, my awning has a wind sensor that brings it in, sometimes!
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Cool, another gadget for me to make!
Only problem is, my awning has a wind sensor that brings it in, sometimes!
I wouldn't try tying down a power awning ; don't know if that's what the OP has.
After trying to help a friend with a power awning set up for the winter.
His exact words, well as much as the forum will allow .
" I can't wait for this { self edit } thing to blow off , so I can install a manual awning!"
He happened to be under the awning , when the ; knee action water dump feature of the awning ; dropped around 3 gallons of water down his back.
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Good point about the wind ripping the awning to shreds. ... Oh, wait, maybe I'll just roll the awning up.
YEP!
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If the awning is power . They need to have weather station to keep track of wind speed .. wind gets to high awning rolls up this should be standard equipment. Or maybe there's a app on cellphone that could trigger it. Something so it would just takecare of itself lol there's a guy in a cubicle Dreamin this stuff up right as we speak. 👍☕😁
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Ratchet strap to the wheels works better when screen porch is on 👍 if the ratchet strap don't hold there's going to be a lot more stuff that's going to get damaged. 👍☕😆

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I have a set for my airplane, but have not used them in high winds, a few years ago a tornado came through the air show Sun N Fun at Lakeland FL and some planes that had the claw did not hold, but that was sand soil as well.

There are a lot of blogs on aviation website forums about making similar type of tie down that would be less expensive than to buy one or just do a search..

My biggest complaint on the claw is the cheap tie down ring used, my dog was tied to a claw and the ring broke and the dog was not all that big but it was a side load but it still broke

But it is also the rope you use and how you tie your knots so that the rope does not get a lot of slack in it, ratcheting tie downs work too, at the Oshkosh air show you see a lot of them, just do not use the dog stakes, they will rip right out.
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