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Old 12-05-2015, 03:29 PM   #21
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Awning Tie down?

What steps have y'all taken to keep the awning from flying away when a wind/breeze comes up? I've been hearing some tales from the crypt about awnings and the fly away syndrome.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:32 PM   #22
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we bring our cat along. She will like the expanded space. We toyed with the Captains chairs but wanted to try them out before ordered so will be pleased to see yours someday. There is a fiberglass rally in door county in June.
We selected the swivel chairs for our Casita. If forced to stay indoors we figured a swivel would be more comfortable than a bench.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:55 PM   #23
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Casita questions

We are towing our 17 ft Liberty with a 1/2 ton Silverado without a sway bar or weight distribution hitch.

I use an awning tie down strap and watch the weather and if the forecast is for more than 15 mph winds I take it down.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:56 PM   #24
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What steps have y'all taken to keep the awning from flying away when a wind/breeze comes up? I've been hearing some tales from the crypt about awnings and the fly away syndrome.

We purchased the awning factory tie down system from the USA distributor. It is pretty nice. We do like most, never leave it out at night or when you leave the camp site. It goes out and in very quickly.

We also purchased the lower awning gasket to eliminate the waterfall that occurs as the rain cascades off the roof. It works well and just presses into place and does not come loose on the road. We can leave the awning out in a rain and with the gasket everything under the awning, including the entry door, stays dry. Another benifit is some have reported interior leaks as water cascades down the side and into the fridge vents, the gasket also seems to help with that. You can search utube and find a video a guy did regarding installing his.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:45 PM   #25
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Congratulations on your new Casita. I picked up my new 17' SD in May of this year and have had a blast using it. Like some of the others, I spend most of my time outside, but I have to admit it was kinda fun earlier this fall to actually hook up to cable TV and enjoy watching football one day. Very cozy for me (and my dog Lincoln) with the weather 29 degrees and overcast! A four hour hike earlier in the day made us appreciate our little cave even more! Happy camping to all of you!
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:48 PM   #26
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Conrad ... Where did you purchase the gasket? That would be so nice! I will look for the you tube video too.
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:08 PM   #27
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Conrad ... Where did you purchase the gasket? That would be so nice! I will look for the you tube video too.
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Same place as the awning tie town

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Old 12-05-2015, 10:37 PM   #28
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Conrad ... Where did you purchase the gasket? That would be so nice! I will look for the you tube video too.
Susan, did you find a youtube video?
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:03 AM   #29
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Susan, did you find a youtube video?
I can't copy and post the link on my iPad; just search " flamma lower rain guard " on you tube.

The author is Andre Foti

Let me know if you can't find it and I will post a link from my lap top.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:44 AM   #30
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I'll be towing with my 2001 Ranger 6 banger with 4.0, only has around 100,000 mi so is still like new, pulled my Scamp 13' without even knowing it was back there.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:51 AM   #31
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bike racks with Casita

How do you all bring along your bikes? I had a "Floyd special" on the Scamp but not sure of the added tongue weight on the Casita.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:59 AM   #32
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We too have just ordered a 17' Freedom Deluxe Casita. Formerly popup campers we've decided that we need to return to camping with the only family member remaining, our dog.
We didn't get the "TV package" so am wondering if we decide to put a tv in are there outlets available close to sink area?
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:09 PM   #33
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Hoping the fire doesn't change out plans, got an e-mail today saying they're doing all they can to keep on schedule
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:31 PM   #34
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Same place as the awning tie town

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Fiamma shows 4 different styles of gasket /rain gutters . Which style did you purchase ?
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:56 PM   #35
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Where can you get the gutters?

Where can I get these locally?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:21 AM   #36
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Where can I get these locally?
Are you asking about the lower rain guard?

If yes, I really doubt any RV place stocks such a speciality item. I purchased mine from the Fiamma USA web site. You buy it by the foot.

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