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Old 11-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Awning in carport mode

Does anyone detach the awning supports and stake them out in "carport" mode? It seems that the curved supports won't sit right on the ground. Suggestions?i
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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I do it almost everytime I set up. I much prefer it, as they are more out of the way as a single pole, then a diagonal brace.

The year my 19 was built, they were mounted towards the back, and the door hits against it when left attached to the trailer. This allows the door to fully open with the awning deployed.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Jim,

How do you get the foot of the awning to sit flat on the ground?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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How do you get the foot of the awning to sit flat on the ground?
Hi: Viajante... Not Jim... but the feet swivel. Alf
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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I don't think my feet (on the awning) swivel, though I never really thought about it either way. I use a 10" galvanized spike to keep them in place.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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Here is a photo of our awning in carport mode.

Ladybug at Bay View State Park #2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

You may need to adjust the amount you slide out the vertical piece so that the awning is the height you want.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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At gatherings where we have lots of company, I usually just stake down the front support so people don't have to duck around it and leave the rear one attached.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:36 AM   #8
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We have done exactly that a bunch of times too, Paul. Keeps the one close to the door more out of the way.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #9
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Thanks for responses. The feet on the awning I have do not swivel, so they hit the ground at a bad angle that doesn't provide much contact and I thought could break the plastic feet. But I guess I will just give it a try.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #10
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While on the awning subject, I want to broadcast a word of caution. For those who are getting a new trailer or have very little experience with a Carefree of Colorado awning, take my advice. Purchase and install a nylon strap around the canopy while traveling. Why you ask...As we were traveling thru eastern Oregon with our brand new 5.0, the canopy opened and was destroyed. Carefree indicated that perhaps I had left the switch in the wrong position. A $600 mistake I will soon not forget.
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