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Old 07-07-2016, 10:23 AM   #11
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You're welcome Fletch.


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Old 07-07-2016, 10:23 AM   #12
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For those that want something to print out, with pictures, I captured screen shots of Tammy deploying the awning. See attached.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:34 AM   #13
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For those that want something to print out, with pictures, I captured screen shots of Tammy deploying the awning. See attached.
Thank you Donna! So often I fumble with the awning and with your documentation I'll be a happy camper!

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Old 07-07-2016, 10:35 AM   #14
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Fletch, all you really have to do is post a picture each time you set up. Have a caption like "isn't this a good looking setup? You'll get 25 responses pointing out any flaws. I know Alf is right, they're looking at and often envying you. I've had wives comment that maintains the interior in the Escape would be a lot easier than what they have. The guys are mostly too proud of their Tim Tool Man Taylor rig but secretly covet your "unique" rig.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:45 PM   #15
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The interesting thing to me is that although we think of our 21 as a "big" trailer, in almost every campground it is one of the smaller RV units. You don't notice that until the 40' class A pulls in next to you...
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:07 PM   #16
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Stayed there prior to the Spring NOG and really enjoyed the park. Nice owners and centrally located for sightseeing .... and wine tasting..
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:11 PM   #17
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Hello rbryan4,

Thanks for the tip about the awning. I have been awning challenged from day 1 and your comment confirms that hasn't changed. I guess its time to read the instructions! Seriously, thanks for pointing this out!

Cheers!
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And, coming from someone with 0 experience with the awning(grains of salt appropriate), about 18 minutes into the orientation video :

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He seems to do a great job of explaining how to deploy/adjust the awning
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:16 PM   #18
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i struggled with the awning but i think I've got it now for some reason it was hard for me to figure it out
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:32 PM   #19
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Other than no curve to the brace, it appears much the same as mine. In my picture, I have the brace locked in, but the awning is not fully extended, nor is the brace. I still use the knob to tension the awning.
If I were only opening the awning a couple feet, I wouldn't be able to open the brace fully and lock it, so the angle of the brace would be less.
How about a little geometry and common sense ... The awning can be the least open with the telescoping support up the highest. (Geometry). If the telescoping support is down from the top then the angle support will bow in as any weight (from rain pooling in the awning.

Common sense and math -- Keeping the top support closest to the awning will give you the smallest awning distance from the trailer and the strongest overall deployment.

Good eye Robert catching that in the picture! And a good learning moment for all.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:37 PM   #20
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How about a little geometry and common sense ... The awning can be the least open with the telescoping support up the highest. (Geometry). If the telescoping support is down from the top then the angle support will bow in as any weight (from rain pooling in the awning.
Actually, I have opened the awning a couple feet to provide a bit of rain shelter for camp chairs leaned against the trailer. Don't need the braces because it's hardly open, and rain doesn't pool because there is little exposed surface.
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