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Old 10-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #11
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If you do not mind going a bit ghetto, go to HD / Lowes and buy a good quality 10 ft (when extended) extending painters twist lock pole for arnd $20. It works great.
Not a bad idea
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #12
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Re: How do destroy your awning

Having experienced this on another's van I am grateful for my trailer trash blue tarp and extendable/expendable poles.....
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:43 AM   #13
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With the right slope and using the center bar, I haven't had any problems. Yes it does create two small pools. Also I don't know how far down you can slope it. Depends on if the barn doors clear it and that varies between models. Sorry to hear that it was damage.
Hi Daveb,

Interestingly, I did not see a location for a center support bar on my old awning. Perhaps it was not obvious as to where it would be placed. However, the new awning I installed over the weekend clearly has mounting hardware to install a third support bar. You KNOW this is one bar I can't do without! I have an email into Fiamma to see if I can get one on order.

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Old 10-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #14
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Re: How to destroy your awning

To tell the truth I wish they came with two cross supports. I usually keep one side higher than the other and slope one corner fairly low. The water runs away from the van and sideways toward one corner. It still pools a bit. I avoid leaving it up at night but if I do I hang a bell at the rear and if it starts ringing hopefully I'll have time to put it up before the wind kicks up.

Maybe you can use the legs off the old one to use as additional cross supports if they didn't get damaged beyond repair.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:02 AM   #15
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I camped in the van five days last week, and as luck would have it, it rained all five days. (One day even had quarter-size hail.) I used the center bar I purchased and it performed as expected. The bar came with two rubber covers which looked like it would fit the old style awning I just replaced as well. No awning destruction time around.

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:25 AM   #16
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I feel you pain. On the first big trip in our Casita, the wife and I left the awning up after playing with the new lights we bought for Disney World. We made a quick run to get a bit to eat and a storm popped up out of no where. Got back to the trailer to find the awning wrap backwards on one side. It worked enough to get back in, but had to buy a new one only a month after having the trailer. Now I do not leave awning out if more then sprinkle or am not there.

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:30 AM   #17
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Does anyone have a picture of the 3rd leg for support? Seems like a good idea.

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #18
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I received this email today and will be calling to order one.



98655-087 Rafter; $57.00

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Please call as any representative can take your order if provided with the following information.

Item numbers and quantity.

Payment method information (we accept Master Card, Discover or Visa). Please include number, exp. date and the three digit security code on the back of the card.

Billing address associated with the card and the shipping address if it is different.

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