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Old 07-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Awning hooks

Those expensive hooks you buy to hang you lights on. Found a free way to make some.Since there is a trac for them to slide in i took a nail and filed down 2 opposite sides of the head to fit the trac and slide them in. if they fit then you can bend the other end and cut to length. Just dont forget to remove before u rollup!

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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Thats a cool idea your right don't forget to remove them brfore rolling it up

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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There is an even easier way. Try this

Make some fabric loops, Cotton will do, perhaps 2 inches by 1/2 inch formed loop like this
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As best I can ASCII draw it.

And some screen spline, the spline goes in the track along with the loop, the loop actually goes around the lights too, (Make the loop over the light string)
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Love the look of the awning lights but we never have our awning out at night.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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I love awning lights.... But i cant reach my awning!
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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Cable ties work, too- the head slides right in to the channel on the awning rail.

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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I'm with JimM68, even if i could reach it, when I got all the attachments on the wind would surely come up and the whole shooting match would wind up 12 feet in the air - wrapped up on the awning tube
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Carefree years sssssss ago had a large tube in their awning ( about an inch ) then they made a yellow neon tube light that slid into the tube and a telephone style chord that plugged into the end of the light and the other end into the outside porch light. Was awesome ! you could swivel the light inward to either have less light or swivel it out for more. Have not seen this done in years. shame too
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dunno if this will help...
I have two 4 foot hooks that when I extend the awning I loop over the awning end and tie down with ground anchors...

if it's not a 50 mph wind, works wonders - if it is, because they are looped, I can pull them down and unhook if I need to retract quickly...

I did have to modify the one end since it's a 'dumper' awning....
and one nite the rain came in and when it dumped, the hook came off...

(oh, and I use the hooks to pull down the awning to HOOK up lites if I want
and open or close the ducted air vents that I can't reach either )

multi use in an rv is a good thing !

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