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Old 03-07-2014, 09:13 PM   #31
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I do like that the Carefree on stays in place while travelling, to me that would be favourable. No having to find it and pull it out when needed. That Camco one does not look to bad though. I can't find a source to buy the Carefree one here in Canada though, and Amazon.com does not ship here. The Camco one can be bought a couple blocks away at Canadian tire.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #32
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Well yes, you only use them as needed, but why a permanent install?
It's one more thing I don't have to remember where I put it. You must be a lot younger than I am. You'll understand someday
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:17 PM   #33
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Truth is, it never occurred to me that I might need a de-flapper. I guess when the wind comes up enough, I close the awning partially or fully.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:30 PM   #34
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Sometimes it does not have to be a strong wind, just a moderate breeze at the right angle, and it gets the awning edge flapping. This of holding that blade of grass between your thumbs, and blowing.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:34 PM   #35
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The nice thing about the portable straps is the ability to use them as a back up security awning tie back. I do not trust those plastic restrainers on the awning, by using these as a backup the awning is less apt to open unintended.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:47 AM   #36
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What is wrong with the conventional awning de-flapper? Amazon.com: Camco 42061 Awning De-Flapper: Automotive
We use these and they're perfect. I had to buy a longer velcro strip for one side, but it works a treat. I actually have 2 per side for really windy days, but typically I use one per side and put the awning down if it all gets out of control!
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:30 AM   #37
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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.
Our one wind experience in New Mexico was at the Abiquiu Reservoir. We put up our awning on our pop-up and went for a walk. Just as we returned, the camp hostess came running up to say we ought to take it down. We did and by late afternoon the wind was blowing so hard, we had to tie down a neighbor's tent that was threatening to blow away with her sleeping bag and pad inside. She was very appreciative.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:57 AM   #38
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Well yes, you only use them as needed, but why a permanent install?
I'm going to install mine permanently, one less thing to store and one less thing to misplace.
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I've used the camco max on large awnings and now I use two of the small ones on my Escape size awnings. I keep them in my plastic storage box for awning items, ie. tie downs straps when the wind might pick up and also the bungees to use on our sun screens. The deflappers really do work and the awning doesn't wake me and our neighbors at 2 a.m. The one time a thunder storm lifted a few awnings off RV's they didn't save mine, it just pulled screws out and laid it over the top of the motorhome.
I guess we shouldn't go downtown in the afternoon when in the mountains and thunderstorms might be expected.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:52 AM   #40
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Ok folks, the weather turned nice today and I pulled the awning out and installed the Carefree Awning Clamps. ....
Tim, are these the clamps you bought... in white?
Canopy Clamps for rv awnings
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