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Old 04-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Awning Anchors - Recommendations

I am planning parking in a work location for 2 months. I'm wondering if the awning anchors/tiedowns such as Camping Worlds are any good. What do others use?
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I'm wondering if the awning anchors/tiedowns such as Camping Worlds are any good. What do others use?
We use the ones that came with the trailer, the PO got them from Camping World.
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tie downs....

Hello Rich,

When I was at the Sarasota Rally there was a fellow that used water jugs to hold down his awning...seems to me it would work. Hope that helps. Randy
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it depends on how much wind there is and your campsite. I use the camping World type that screw into the ground like a dog stake type but they are no good if you are parking on asphalt. If the wind is too high you can still damage your awning even with hold downs. I roll my awning up if I leave the campsite for over four hours and there is a possibility of wind.
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A cheap and effective method would be the straps, held down by a concrete block.
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I am planning parking in a work location for 2 months. I'm wondering if the awning anchors/tiedowns such as Camping Worlds are any good. What do others use?
I lost an awning with all the latest and greatest tiedowns. Reason being I was not at my site when the wind blew in. Never leave your awning down if you are planning on leaving the site. I was just taking a walk around the campground when it happened.
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Awning tie downs

Second the motion on not leaving the awning out when you leave. While wintering in the Tampa area this year a storm blew in and there were a lot of unhappy people with anything from a completely separated blown away awning to ripped to bent. We always roll ours up when leaving, even the smaller window awnings.
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I have found that if it is too windy with out tie downs, then my main awning should be rolled up. I have the spring anchors from Camping world, but we rarely use them.
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A cheap and effective method would be the straps, held down by a concrete block.
The folks we will be camping with use your method overlander63.

Thanks all for your ideas. I tend to roll it up when in doubt especially the big awning.
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