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Old 09-17-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Awning Tie Down

Hey,

I have been poking around looking at ways to secure my awning since it gets pretty windy around here quickly. I have seen the screw into the ground type , water bag type, tent peg type etc. The easiest one seems to be the water bag type the other two require ground that is easy enough to drive or screw into.

I was wondering what others use and how successful they are IE pros and cons.

Drive or Screw In
Ground Has to allow it
Storage size
Drive In ( Mallet )
Ground Gets wet pulls out

Water Bags
Time to fill
Weight to Move
Time to Empty When breaking down


So there it is I am sure there are some other pros and cons.

Has any one ever run into a Camp ground that would not allow tie downs to be screwed into the ground etc .

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Old 09-17-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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I've seen campgrounds that don't allow pegs. They fear you will puncture their underground watering or other systems.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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Most of the Oregon State Parks have asphalt site pads. Unless you park the trailer so you know the edge of the awning is over dirt.. or you angle the straps further out, the pegs have no where to go. And you wouldn't dare pound anything into the asphalt

I've been known to use old milk jugs filled with water... and then use that water to flush the black water tank when leaving. Double duty.
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Most of the Oregon State Parks have asphalt site pads. Unless you park the trailer so you know the edge of the awning is over dirt.. or you angle the straps further out, the pegs have no where to go. And you wouldn't dare pound anything into the asphalt
Nah I would just use a ramset .... JUST KIDDING!!

So I am thinking my water bag Idea is best bet.

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I use a springs between the ropes they allow for wind gust and movement inside the trailer . If the picnic table is loose I drag it over and tie down to it.
Simple and effective.
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Yeah, that'll probably work. But, if the wind gets strong enough to blow the awning around, I'd just roll it up to prevent any damage to the struts.
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If the picnic table is loose I drag it over and tie down to it.
Simple and effective.
I do the same thing and it works well.
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Where space permitted I have used the picnic table or my tow vehicle.
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Nah I would just use a ramset .... JUST KIDDING!!

So I am thinking my water bag Idea is best bet.

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or a couple of these will keep it in place for sure and attract lots of company! hehehe...

This portable hot tub could change the way you go camping - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
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or a couple of these will keep it in place for sure and attract lots of company! hehehe...

This portable hot tub could change the way you go camping - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
Roflmao yeah umm yeah

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