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Old 06-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #15
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We use Lucy's awning quite a bit. It stays out when we're at the campsite, but if we leave, we usually put it in. As far as rain goes, we never take it in unless there are strong wind with the rain. We always deploy Lucy's awning with the end opposite to door dipped one notch.

I remember when we first started with Lucy. we would go to a campground and were amazed at how many of the RV awnings were cock-eyed. We assumed that they had been damaged by the wind. It wasn't long before another camper shared the secret with us.

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:08 PM   #16
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We use ours pretty much like Brian, SuEllyn and Lucy do. And when in doubt, we stow the awning.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:10 PM   #17
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Several of the campgrounds we've stayed in out west and in the SW have told us up front that they are in the area of heavy winds and not to leave the owning deployed while away. We've heeded their advice faithfully without any problems.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #18
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I suffered a bunch of damage to mine right after I installed it. Heavy rain at night and I did not have the tail end lowered. Bent the arms and had to replace them.

I put the awning up until it starts to flap in the wind, always have the rear end one hole lower and secure the roller to the ground under normal conditions.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #19
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One of my "Top Ten Fallacies of the RV World" is:
"It's a great day to extend the awning"
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the awning

the salesman said i would spend half my time in bed and the other half under the awning.....I mostly NEVER use the awning........and i don't sleep that much either
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:26 PM   #21
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Very often, the RV salesman has never RVed.

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #22
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Brian,

That's exactly how I had mine set up and routinely set it up with the end away from the door lowered one notch. Evidently that's not enough. Zip Dee makes the arms in stainless steel as well as the standard aluminum so I'm going to look into these as perhaps a sturdier alternative. We really enjoy the outdoor space created by the awning. Thanks for all the great feedback.

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OK.....my turn to carp about the awning.

Well not exactly, it's great really, we use it all the time.

But we did loose the lower part of the rear support arm while on the road last year.

Turns out the main arm was never installed properly. It was off plumb by about three inches rearward. The support arm hook popped of the top-hat stud on the main arm. I zip-tie both arms together now when underway.
After It was fixed it I realized that was the reason the awning was rolling up cockeyed. ('Ya know like a window shade goes up when you don't hold it in the center). Even the lock down wheel is easier to use now.

Not your problem Zip-Dee, but we won't go into that, they got me the replacement ASAP, there CS is GREAT!!!
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It's not the rain that I worry about; it's the wind. Unless I'm fairly certain about the weather, I always close the awning before leaving the campsite. Sorry about your damage.
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And I also agree that more often than not and unless i have a specific reason to lower it, an awning is not worth opening.
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When we are staying in the trailer, the awning is up on nice days, and even on so-so days.

However, if we leave the trailer, even for an afternoon, it goes away. And every night, it's closed up too.

When we bought Henri, he had a brand-new Zip-Dee. Can you guess why the entire unit was replaced...?
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When we bought Henri, he had a brand-new Zip-Dee. Can you guess why the entire unit was replaced...?
The one who must be obeyed said it was the wrong color.
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It's not the rain that I worry about; it's the wind. Unless I'm fairly certain about the weather, I always close the awning before leaving the campsite. Sorry about your damage.
Try using these:
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