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Old 08-13-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Can Awning Stablizers be used on Weather Pro w/auto retract feature?

I have a Weather Pro awning with auto retract in case of high winds. I've seen it operate as designed a few times but my problem is that it just makes me nervous to depend on it to keep a gust of wind from ripping my awning off.

Has anyone tried using awning tie down straps to secure it to the ground... obviously turning off the auto retract feature?

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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I have the same awning and yes I tie mine down all the time. I do turn off my auto retract of course. No harm at all.

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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I, also, have tied my weather pro awning down, using the screw in anchors, and have weathered a couple opf Florida Thunder Storms with no ill effects.

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Has anyone tried attaching one of those sun screen to their awning and allowing it to retract with the sun screen rolled up?
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i had the 5 ft front screen on and tried it. it worked ok. Dometic, says no problem once in awhile and not to leave it up their permanetly in the roller, but do not due the 8 ft screen. when I have the screen on, I have it tied down and sensor off
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Accessories on Weather Pro Awning

I have a weather pro awning and we were wondering if anyone has had the experience of adding lights to the awning? If so do you remove the lights each time it is rolled up and use it with the autoretract turned off?

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I read somewhere in "the manuals", not exactly sure where, that nothing should be hung on any part of the awning if the weather pro feature is "on." Not sure how valuable this advice is, but I'm not wanting any light strings rolled up in mine. I'm sure you'll get more info from others....

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