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Old 07-06-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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We Really Love our Escape 21 !

When we arrived at the River Park RV Park in Grants Pass, the gentleman that greeted us commented that he thought if we rolled off the edge into the river, "... that thing looks like it would float"! I told him I was pretty sure it would, at least until we got to 6th Street. We love that park and we really enjoy or Escape 21. And I wanted to share the scene we encountered after everyone else got there.

We love our 21 more than ever!

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Old 07-07-2016, 12:30 AM   #2
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Nice photo among the giants!

One thing though - I notice that the braces aren't locked in the top on your awning. You should slide them all the way up until they lock before raising the sides to your desired height - as in the photo below. They also provide an easy way to add tension to the fabric so the awning doesn't flap in the breeze - by pulling down on the awning end and tightening the knobs.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:50 AM   #3
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I'm guessing he couldn't open the awning all the way without running into the slide-out on the motor home.
I sometimes open my awning part way if there are winds expected, but it's preferable to raise the top arms into lock position.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:02 AM   #4
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Yeah, I thought that was a possibility Glenn, but the newer Fiesta awning differs in design from the one in your photo. The brace telescopes and the knob is in the middle of the brace. This allows you to partially deploy the awning and still have the braces locked into the tabs at the top. There's also no curve in the brace near where it joins the trailer. It's straight.


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When we arrived at the River Park RV Park in Grants Pass, the gentleman that greeted us commented that he thought if we rolled off the edge into the river, "... that thing looks like it would float"! I told him I was pretty sure it would, at least until we got to 6th Street. We love that park and we really enjoy or Escape 21. And I wanted to share the scene we encountered after everyone else got there.

We love our 21 more than ever!

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Hi: PnFSJCA... Rest assured that they are all looking at you and not each other!!! Alf
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:24 AM   #6
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The brace telescopes and the knob is in the middle of the brace. This allows you to partially deploy the awning and still have the braces locked into the tabs at the top. There's also no curve in the brace near where it joins the trailer. It's straight.
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.
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Stayed there a couple of years ago. Wonderful place, huh? If you are so inclined, take the jet boat ride up the river; lots of fun!
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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.

Makes sense. Couldn't tell from the photo.


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Yes, your locking ability in a partially extended awning is the length of the fixed portion of the adjustable brace.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:56 AM   #10
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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!

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