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Old 11-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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The pesky awning rod

Has anyone found a place or way to store/stash the awning rod? Mine came with it in the closet but it's a bit long for the closet, falling out a lot, clumsy in there, etc. Am thinking of maybe 3M with velcro loops and putting it somewhere else but perhaps others have a better solution.

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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We hang it on a hook on the wall by the bed. It sticks down between the mattress and the wall. Stays put and out of the way.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
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Ours resides under the couch cushions.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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Thanks. Both good ideas.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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I store mine in the outside compartment in the front of the trailer. jim
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:38 AM   #6
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Mine is hung behind the divider accordion curtain. It i easy to get at and out of the way.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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I put one of those peel and stick plastic hooks just inside the closet. For me, it's handy and out of sight.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:01 AM   #8
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What awning rod?

We store the awning rod beneath the front couch in the storage area. I use it to pull branches down to trim, when going through some tight gravel roads with overhanging branches and dead wood. I do not use it for its original purpose.

I stand upon a plastic five gallon bucket to grab the cloth loop to pull the awning down and stand upon the same bucket to slowly roll the awning and releasing it about 12 inches before it is fully rolled. It prevents any damage to the "lobster claws" that latch on the support bracket, in the event it does not fully disengage from a tooth.

The bucket has multiple uses as well...
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We store the awning rod beneath the front couch in the storage area. I use it to pull branches down to trim, when going through some tight gravel roads with overhanging branches and dead wood. I do not use it for its original purpose.

I stand upon a plastic five gallon bucket to grab the cloth loop to pull the awning down and stand upon the same bucket to slowly roll the awning and releasing it about 12 inches before it is fully rolled. It prevents any damage to the "lobster claws" that latch on the support bracket, in the event it does not fully disengage from a tooth.

The bucket has multiple uses as well...
I'm jealous.

At 5'7", a 5 gallon bucket wouldn't do me a darn bit of good!

Now, if I can just locate that awning rod. ;-)
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:22 AM   #10
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Behind the couch

Ours sits on the little shelf behind the side facing couch. I just can't get excited about storing it with the sewer hose in the back compartment outside.
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The bucket has multiple uses as well...
In some parts of NM if you face east when you stand on the bucket and look at the horizon you can see the back of your head
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Hang mine on the back privacy curtain held in place by the loop that keeps the curtain closed.
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We store the awning rod beneath the front couch in the storage area. I use it to pull branches down to trim, when going through some tight gravel roads with overhanging branches and dead wood. I do not use it for its original purpose.

I stand upon a plastic five gallon bucket to grab the cloth loop to pull the awning down and stand upon the same bucket to slowly roll the awning and releasing it about 12 inches before it is fully rolled. It prevents any damage to the "lobster claws" that latch on the support bracket, in the event it does not fully disengage from a tooth.

The bucket has multiple uses as well...
I gained so much weight since I quit smoking I think I would need a industrial strength steel bucket. Sal.
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the afyermarket rod i had in the old trailer was shorter than the new one. i hung the old one on the screen door.
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