Thanks, Roy. On our stationary trailer we leave the awning
up all summer, slightly lower in one corner (in case of heavy rain) with a wind strap over the top affixed to the ground with the stakes provided. I see many of the photos on this site have the awning
supports affixed to the trailer patio style and was wonder with these smaller lighter awning
if that has been found to be a better option or if it's simply a matter of preference. We tend to head off and then hunker down for several weeks in one place so aren't looking at taking it up and down.
Also noticed folks mentioned that the bag awnings have a tendancy to flip up in transit. We are considering not having the two end bits (stoppers?) that screw through the bag into the trailer installed so we can remove the awning while travelling. Do you leave yours on? Do they bang against the trailer?
Found pdf instructions for installing the Trimline. Ours did not come with the galvanized tent stakes or wire loops (and easy fix/replacement). I didn't realize there are spare sockets provided with new ones to protect the end of the ground leg when staking the poles to the ground. The sockets may actually be on the poles on ours. Will check next week when we get the Boler
As you suggested, I checked the pictures Randy posted and then found the ball end base (RV Parts RV Accessories RV Appliances RV Repair RV Service
) as we will be in the States in three weeks, think I may wait to buy them there.