Outdoor Revolution rear pad poles - Are they needed?

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  1. Nigel&Debbie

    Nigel&Debbie Read Only Funster

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    Just got ourselves an Outdoor Revolution Techlite Pro XL motorhome awning. Yet to put it up.

    The question is "Is it worth getting the rear pad poles" They are an optional extra costing £19 delivered.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts
     
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    Cant speak for your awning, but have a Kampa and use rear poles every time

    Wouldn't need if not cold or breezy, but do really make a big difference lining awning up with MH side panel, without the poles you only have a nylon edge
     
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    We bought this awning plus the rear poles but didn't think the poles did much & not keen on how they sat next to the wall of the motorhome:( If you do want this type of poles you have to Outdoor Revolution ones as taller (275cm) than standard to fit this tall awning. We did return ours after erecting it as although being sold as new this model is 2-3 years old & ours had patches of white & yellow mould, blue colour bleeding from the panels on to the windows, the frame had 2 faulty poles all despite clearly never having been out of its bag! Would suggest that you check yours asap but if you are lucky & yours has been stored well then it is an excellent design especially with the height it goes to.
     
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    Hi.
    Isabella fit pad and poles to their awnings for c/vans.Whenwe used them you had to be carefull if they crossed a window,the only trouble with body work rubbing was caused by the awning moving in the rail across the top side of the c/van,this could be stopped by proper "Anti slide" fittings that went into the rail at each end of the awning when erected,you could leave one in the rail once the correct position was found,or p;lan "B", fit a captive nut and bolt into the channel at the right position,then when you have the awning in place,another root around in your toolbox and you will find on for t'other end. Result.
    Just make sure it cannot move forwards and/or backwards in the channel. Jobs a good 'un
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    I used to have an outdoor revolution porch awning with my caravan and always used the rear upright poles to maintain a better seal against the wall of the van. The poles also assist in strengthening the quite flimsy nylon sides in wind. I have seen a number of lightweight porches that have ripped in windy conditions and usually at that particular point on the awnings because no rear upright poles were in use. So in my opinion, for the sake of £19, they are worth it to help protect your awning and provide a better seal against the wall of your van to prevent too big a draught.
     
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    Hi Nigel&Debbie.
    If you go to a c/van-m/home shop outlet,or perhaps e-bay. Isabella have a "Cranked" shape fitting at the top of the Pad Pole. Provided you do not..."Put your SHOULDER !!!" to the pole when fixing it into position,i found the leaverage it applied, made for a super seal.
    Some acc.shops have bins with odd bits in,or in many shops you can buy Isabella parts in packets,maybe these very cranked bits,then find poles to suit.(Next doors clothes line props ? Shhhhhh ) Best of luck.
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