Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2021, 10:41 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
jimmystoys's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 193
Awning Centre Support

Hi everyone. I did a search on this with not much results. I got frustrated looking at many threads trying to find 'awning support' with no luck. I'm sure everyone goes through this frustrating search endeavor lol. Anyways, as the title suggests, I have about a 19-20ft awning that seems to sag a bit in the center. I guess not much of a big deal till we recently booked a camping trip fairly local to our home (covid desperation) in our 'health zone' which is allowed (lol) and had to travel quite a distance on a gravelly, huge potholes of a road. I felt for my awning on the way up and down. It was bouncing like crazy, and, I don't think I could have driven any slower! This I figure is not good. I think since the awning is fairy long it could use a little center support. I have seen them advertised in the past. They are just a simple bracket that attaches to the exterior of the RV and I guess support the awning during retraction. I'm wondering of everyone's opinion on this? Who's had it done and what they think about it. Thanks for anything.
__________________
Jim
-2015 Wind River 250RLSW
-Large 2012 F-350 Super Duty
jimmystoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-12-2021, 02:29 PM   #2
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 18,224
I typed in "RV Awning Support Arm" and came up with several. This looks like what you need. It rotates back and forth as the awning goes out and comes in. It's available in black and white, at CW and Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Solera-289374...s%2C223&sr=8-2

https://www.campingworld.com/awning-...25%20or%20Less

Click image for larger version

Name:	083266_1.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	17.7 KB
ID:	331873
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018 (Freightliner)
2019 Ford Raptor
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2021, 08:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
johnhicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wandering below the Gnat Line
Posts: 1,326
I once had a Dometic awning rafter and support. Probably still available.
__________________
-jbh-
johnhicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2021, 08:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
96 Wideglide's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,721
They limit the length they build awnings for exactly that reason.

You should be fine.
__________________
Ben & Sharon
2008 43' Holiday Rambler Scepter PDQ
96 Wideglide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2021, 05:51 AM   #5
IC2
Senior Member
 
IC2's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,577
Here's another and what we had on a TT with a 21 foot awning: https://www.ebay.com/itm/14401775511...6ae18369cb59f2
Dometic also make one for their slide toppers that I also bought but haven't installed since ther is little backing on the slide frame: https://www.rveparts.com/dometic-sli...t-3309526-006/
__________________
Dave W along with my DW, Susan and our poodlepups, Callie & Molly,2011 Ford F250 6.7 CCLB, 5er Hitch Option w/B&W Hitch,,Ride Rite air bags, 2014 Montana High Country 343RL (38')w/disc brakes
IC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2021, 08:45 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
egwilly's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Calif
Posts: 3,090
I installed one for our 20 foot awning.

Glad I did. Easy installation and peace of mind.

This one is on Amazon that I purchased:

Click image for larger version

Name:	81p5iQTd13L._AC_SL1500_.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	83.3 KB
ID:	331949
__________________
Outdoors RV Glacier Peak 26RLS Fifth Wheel
Ford F350 Superduty 6.7 Powerstroke
“Stick around please...I may need someone to blame.”
egwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2021, 11:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jimmystoys's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 193
Great info everybody. Good to know I'm not the only one experiencing problems with my awning. Thanks to all.
__________________
Jim
-2015 Wind River 250RLSW
-Large 2012 F-350 Super Duty
jimmystoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monaco BEEDE Information Centre muppet3074 Monaco Owner's Forum 4 01-31-2014 04:59 PM
Power Centre replacement (CS4500) Azarius RV Systems & Appliances 10 10-09-2012 10:32 PM
Service Centre near Vegas or Laughlin junglturbine Monaco Owner's Forum 1 09-21-2011 02:16 PM
Not sure if this is the right spot...Found an Exceptional Alberta Service Centre argals Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 12-17-2008 07:17 AM
Found Exceptional Alberta Service Centre! argals Foretravel Owner's Forum 1 12-17-2008 05:25 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.