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Old 06-12-2021, 10:41 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:29 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-12-2021, 08:11 PM   #3
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I once had a Dometic awning rafter and support. Probably still available.
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:26 PM   #4
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They limit the length they build awnings for exactly that reason.

You should be fine.
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:51 AM   #5
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Here's another and what we had on a TT with a 21 foot awning:
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:
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:45 AM   #6
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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:

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Old 06-13-2021, 11:08 PM   #7
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Great info everybody. Good to know I'm not the only one experiencing problems with my awning. Thanks to all.
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