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Old 09-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #43
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i've put a small cushion between the middle support rod and the awning. i need to put velcro on the rod so it doesn't fall out when the wind lifts the awning.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:22 PM   #44
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i've put a small cushion between the middle support rod and the awning. i need to put velcro on the rod so it doesn't fall out when the wind lifts the awning.
Fantastic simple idea - I'll try that!


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Old 11-06-2014, 08:26 AM   #45
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Never knew that this handles even existed? Great idea! I'm going to make my own!!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:08 AM   #46
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After reading through this is sounds like the consensus is that the handles are not needed?
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #47
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We find the handles helpful in getting the awning to and from the fourth notch, so to us, they are worth it. Joe
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:10 PM   #48
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So now we are torn. Sounds like they are good to have but not essential. Do they damage/mark the supports with the way they clamp on?
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:17 PM   #49
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So now we are torn. Sounds like they are good to have but not essential. Do they damage/mark the supports with the way they clamp on?

I removed mine and there is no indication they were ever installed. So no damage and no marks.
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I saw the handles on another trailer at a rally and thought they would be a good idea until I checked into the price. I decided to make my own. I got on ebay and bought a 1" square solid aluminum bar and cut it at an angle and then bent a section of 1/8" X 1" aluminum strap to make the mounting strap. I measured about 10 times before deciding where to drill the mounting holes for the strap and bar. I mounted them on the lift arms and eureka, they worked and only cost about $8. I use a piece of velcro strap to hold them in place against the lift arm when not in use. It does make the lifting of the awning much easier, especially adjusting after it is up.
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I removed mine and there is no indication they were ever installed. So no damage and no marks.
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