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Old 11-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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Awning supports

Has anyone tried a set of these:
Awnbrella Awning Supports, set of 2 - Item - Camping World

The description mentions keeping the door from rubbing the awning and keeping rain from pooling on the awning and ripping it. The only thing is it requires drilling holes for each support in the awing tube and my awning wraps around the awning tube. I don't know how good of an idea it would be to drill through the awning material. However, I guess you could use a grommets at the hole to keep the awning from ripping/tearing at the hole.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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Hmmm... looks like it makes the awning a parachute giving it more 'lift' as us flyboys would say. Plus more stuff to carry and store and making putting up and taking down more complicated. We always fully extend the front bar and leave the back down one notch. Door never hits the awning and rain runs right off the back.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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I generally do the same and lower the rear awning support completely when we leave for the day (we like to have lots of awning lights up) for rain run-off should an afternoon thunder shower pop-up while we are gone. The main thing that piqued my interest was the door not rubbing the awning. Even when we have both arms in the top notch the door rubs some on the awning...trust me, I tried to extend to just one more notch and wound up getting a body slam against the side of the Airstream!
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
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Seeral of my friends have installed the wheel roller on the top of their doors.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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Seeral of my friends have installed the wheel roller on the top of their doors.
Where did they get them?
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:13 AM   #6
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Where did they get them?
I know Camping World has them and RV Supply. One of my friends used the srews to mount it on the door top and another rivited it on. Does look better rivited.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:21 AM   #7
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Minnie,

You may want to contact fr8tshaker (Michelle and Stan) on the forums here. They have them installed on their large 34 Classic.

I've seen it on their unit, looks cool and I like how it billows the awning fabric, but I'm just to lazy to do the supports each time.

Plus, I've been to campsites where the trailer is the only thing on high ground and I've been barely tall enough to reach the awning safety hook.... I can't imagine actually trying to get the supports up in that situation...
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I read the product description on CW's website. I like the concept, but the price seems high for a few pieces of aluminum. Not to mention the fact that I'd have to drill holes in the awning roller tube, and they "may leave stretch marks in the fabric.

But on the bright side, if I'm the lazy sort...I can have them install them for only $79.00. I guess they'll come to my site...or will I have to drive to the campsite very slowly.... (sorry just feeling a little warped today).

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Give your patio awning extra support to help rain run off fast. Anodized extruded aluminum bows hold canvas up so water can’t accumulate and prevents rips from your RV entry door.

Easy to use!

Just drill a 3/8" hole in the awning roller tube for each bow
Place one end of the bow against the coach
Insert the other end into the hole in the roller tube and extend from 5' to 9'

Works best when placed about 4' apart and 4' from edge of fabric. For use with awnings with roller tube and that extend up to 9'. Awnbrella Supports will never rust and resist corrosion. USA.

NOTE: Awnbrella action may leave minor stretch marks on awning fabric, depending on use. Canvas in bad condition should be replaced before using Awnbrella. Not for use with awnings extending more than 9' or those having no roller tube.


Tech Specs
Weight: 8.75 lbs.
Install Fee: $79.00
Warranty: Mfr. one year warranty.
Mfg Part #: CW2843

Tech Notes: May leave minor stretch marks on awning fabric, depending on use.
Fabric in poor condition should be replaced before using Awnbrella Supports.
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I wandered about putting them up too. I'm, uh, vertically challenged so it might be tough to reach, but my main concern is the holes in the tube and through the fabric.
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A similar item might be used rather than metal, how about fiberglass sail battens (From full battened mainsails) a sail loft will sell them by the foot. Of course storage may be the problem
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