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Old 06-05-2016, 07:58 PM   #51
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Buddy of mine tied his Brittany to the awning arm.
Dog spotted a bird and came to an abrupt stop at the end of a 30' rope.
Buddy had to do some improvised metal bending to straighten the awning arm so he could close it - manually of course.
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re "...Buddy of mine tied his Brittany to the awning arm."

Did that once with my pet turtle. No problems until a jackrabbit came by.
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Buddy of mine tied his Brittany to the awning arm.
Dog spotted a bird and came to an abrupt stop at the end of a 30' rope.
Buddy had to do some improvised metal bending to straighten the awning arm so he could close it - manually of course.
If you can handle the idea that the dog might turn the trailer, the safety chain loops on the tongue are a solid place to hook a dog cable or chain. Less acceleration length helps too, of course.
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I've got a five pound anchor for my pontoon boat that has served well. Don't have to drill it into the ground and you can move it to where you need it.
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I've got a five pound anchor for my pontoon boat that has served well. Don't have to drill it into the ground and you can move it to where you need it.

I'm not sure that campground owners want little furrows plowed around the campsite.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:19 PM   #57
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Carefree offers a gazillion colors for their awnings. Give me anything but beige.
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2017's switching to Carefree awnings

You could always get some replacement fabric. There are many that will fit the Carefree Fiesta awning that sell in the $150 - $180 range.


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A subtle colour like beige is most likely to work with the variety of different graphics colours than something wilder and louder. I would like to choose my own colour too, but understand that there is no way Escape could stock all the options.
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A subtle colour like beige is most likely to work with the variety of different graphics colours than something wilder and louder. I would like to choose my own colour too, but understand that there is no way Escape could stock all the options.
But maybe they could offer a special order option. Of course I would expect an additional charge. Just wishing.

And the alternative of replacing our awning fabric afterwards doesn't sound very fun.
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