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Old 01-15-2014, 12:55 PM   #21
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Warm temperatures with very strong winds here today. Snow is melting like crazy and wind is wreaking havoc with power lines and other facilities. Power has gone off and on several times in the office. If you had your awning out on a day like today, there would be a good chance that it would blow right off of your trailer, even with the flapper trappers on.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:02 PM   #22
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Soooo, bottom line, which de-flapper is best suited for the Escape 19'?
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:26 PM   #23
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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
Jim sent me pictures of his on his 19, so it appears that the placement of the safety catch on the 19 does NOT interfere with the placement of the Carefree product. HOWEVER, with the ever changing nature of products there is probably no guarantee for the next person. I HAVE figured out how to mount the ones I have on my 15 and I will post pictures when it is done. I will use the same hole (which is still uncovered) required for the rivet and I will rotate the clamp up instead of down. I will have to drill one hole for the threaded knob screw to rest in.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:18 PM   #24
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I'm interested in your photos, Tim, as I've purchased the same clamps as you did.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #25
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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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Ok folks, the weather turned nice today and I pulled the awning out and installed the Carefree Awning Clamps. The hole for the rivet is not covered by the locking levers but the hole for the screw is. I measured the distance to the old one and drilled a hole on the other side. (It is not threaded, it is just a hole for the threads to sit in.) The directions called for hammering the rivet in, but I decided it would be better if I just used a "C" clamp to push the rivet into place. The only difference now is that the clamps swing "up" when they are not being used. It seems to work fine and you can see in the pictures that it does not touch the trailer side. My only observation is that the clamp sits below the arm and actually pulls the awning down a little when clamped. Other awning clamps (e.g. the velcro ones) would center themselves on the arm and be more in line with the tarp itself. Still these are convenient since they are always attached.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #26
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Thanks very much for the update AND photos. I was looking at these and thinking about purchasing.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #27
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Yeah, methinks I might get a set too.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:51 PM   #28
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What is wrong with the conventional awning de-flapper? Amazon.com: Camco 42061 Awning De-Flapper: Automotive
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #29
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I think they would probably flap around if not removed prior to traveling.
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Well yes, you only use them as needed, but why a permanent install?
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