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Old 01-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #11
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Donna D.

If Escape is still using Carefree Awnings. These attach directly to the awing arm, and seem to work just fine.

Amazon.com: Carefree (902801W) White Canopy Clamp, (Pack of 2): Automotive
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:11 PM   #12
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Donna D.

If Escape is still using Carefree Awnings. These attach directly to the awing arm, and seem to work just fine.

Amazon.com: Carefree (902801W) White Canopy Clamp, (Pack of 2): Automotive
The nice thing about these is they are designed for the awnings we have on Escapes. Also, they attach permanently to the awning arms so you are not looking for them.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #13
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Thank you ALL for your comments and replys. All are valuable.

What most don't realize is the edge of awnings stretch in the wind. The idea of an awning deflapper is to contain that stretch. I've seen awning edges that are kinda "scalloped" after a number of uses in wind.

This won't be a major concern, because the Escape awning is a roller-shade type. The awning on my current trailer must fit inside a case. I've seen where folks can't fit the awning inside the case due to stretch.

However, the awning on my soon-to-be 5er is seveal feet larger than the one on my Scamp... and more $$ to replace the awning fabric! I am willing to spend money ahead of time to prevent damage...

THANKS everyone for your help. It's very much appreciated, truly.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:24 PM   #14
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I bought the carefree version. When I tried to install it I found the locking lever covers the holes in the front rail. That is on the 5.0. YMMV.

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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I have and sell the de-flapper at Fiberglass Travel Trailers RV. I always bring parts with me to our NOG's in the PNW.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:07 PM   #16
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I bought the carefree version. When I tried to install it I found the locking lever covers the holes in the front rail. That is on the 5.0. YMMV.

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Dog gone it!! I bought them too and now that I checked since Dick's post, I find that the locking levers cover the bottom hole on the 15B also! Who installed the locking levers? I find it hard to believe that Carefree would have done that. Did Escape install the locking levers and cover up the holes for the accessory? One inch lower and we would have been ok or 5 inches higher. I will still be able to mount mine, but will have to drill a new hole and thread it for the knurled knob. Shoot! Don't know how I missed that.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:25 PM   #17
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Wind is of great concern to me. We had serious gusts here yesterday --bad enough to get me running out to buy rebar and braided cable and turnbuckles. My lightweight backyard canopy seemed in eminent danger of blowing away.

I was able to anchor it down more better than it was, that seemed to save the day. The issue, however, is... just how windy was it? This need to know has got me looking at buying a wind gauge. Anyone have one they can report on? I see on eBay some hand-held models in the fifteen to twenty-bucks range, and of course, there is the seventy to two-hundred dollar ones, which I doubt I would break wind over.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #18
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Wind is of great concern to me. We had serious gusts here yesterday --bad enough to get me running out to buy rebar and braided cable and turnbuckles. My lightweight backyard canopy seemed in eminent danger of blowing away.

I was able to anchor it down more better than it was, that seemed to save the day. The issue, however, is... just how windy was it? This need to know has got me looking at buying a wind gauge. Anyone have one they can report on? I see on eBay some hand-held models in the fifteen to twenty-bucks range, and of course, there is the seventy to two-hundred dollar ones, which I doubt I would break wind over.
The news last night said there had been gusts up to 48mph in Edgewood. Our wind gauge broke down years ago but we've had up to 60mph here at our house. Any awning or canopy in our area must REALLY be secured.....
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #19
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Anyone have one they can report on?

I've got one like this, at least this is the closest I could find (indoor/outdoor temp and humidity). Seems they changed the styles of them at some point since I bought it. Found the wind gauge wears out after a few years but they sell replacement parts. Works well if you want to spend the $. The wind gauge is only as accurate as the sampling rate, more often is better.

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:12 PM   #20
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The Carefree website has a note for their deflapper: 'Does not work on curved arm applications' so I guess we'll get the standard ones. Make sure you have them if you're ever in Wyoming!

Kathie

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