So I finally ordered an awning from Marti. I need to order some awning poles but not sure what height they need to get too. I'd measure the Shasta, but I'd have to drive 2o miles to do it and am hoping someone is a little closer to theirs. If someone could tell me what the height of their '59-'63 Airflyte, at its tallest point, I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Joe
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They are adjustable to suit to campground site, as well as the ability to "tip" or lower one corner when it is raining. By tipping one corner of the awning, will prevent ponding in the middle of the awning.
I saw the Eureka at REI yesterday and they look like the will do the job. DO NOT buy the simple adjustable tent pole you get from WalMart or Dicks Sporting Goods. They are of a three piece design and when extended to 8', they are just not that sturdy. I am going to order a set of 9' Eurekas. I assume because they are a two piece design you can use them from 5' to 9'. The more of the poles that overlap they better it is.
Very good advise, these awnings are heavy and tend to make a good sail with the size of them, so just a little breeze can really move them around, You will want a pole strong enough to allow you to tie them down nice and tight..
Interesting discussion thread. We purchased the poles from Walmart to go with the awning I made and they work fine. They are strong and the adjust-ability has come in handy in some uneven camping sites. We do have to anchor them down using side ropes and large rocks, though. But then, it has been windy in many of our camping spots also! Perhaps we only raise them to around 6 1/2 feet so that's why they work.