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Old 03-17-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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Loud banging from left upper roof

Today on the way home from Florida, we had hellatious cross winds of 30 to 40 mph. Not a lot of fun. At times we got a loud fluttering sound and a very loud banging from the roof just behind the drivers head. I angled the left mirror as best as I could, and I think the wind was unrolling the awning over the main slide out. I see nothing damaged. I could see the
end of the awning fluttering. Anyone else ever have this issue. I have a 2013 378 TS
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:47 PM   #2
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Check your antenna it needs to be cranked down really tight.
Our banging in a strong wind stopped when we changed our Winegard Batwing to a King Jack.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:19 PM   #3
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Loud banging from left upper roof

Abjb, my antenna is fixed, no crank up.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:33 PM   #4
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I would suspect the awning arm was being pried away from the RV by the wind buffeting and the awning roll was hitting the side near the roof. Just a guess.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:29 PM   #5
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I experienced the same thing last fall going through the Mojave. It was the awning cover on the front left slide. I could see the shadow of the awning unrolled and flapping in the wind. It was very scary with 50 mph gusts. I needed to get roadside assistance at my next stop to unroll the awning and reposition it on the roller.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:24 AM   #6
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I had the same issue once and the anti flapper was cracked and it hit the gutter rail above the awning. Mine unwrapped and made a hell of a noise. I think that it stretch the springs because it flaps a lot easier now with the slide out and wind out of the North. You are on the right track look at this area. Let us know what you find.
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:27 PM   #7
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Yes on the Jack.
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:29 PM   #8
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Today on the way home from Florida, we had hellatious cross winds of 30 to 40 mph. Not a lot of fun. At times we got a loud fluttering sound and a very loud banging from the roof just behind the drivers head. I angled the left mirror as best as I could, and I think the wind was unrolling the awning over the main slide out. I see nothing damaged. I could see the
end of the awning fluttering. Anyone else ever have this issue. I have a 2013 378 TS
After hearing of a man in the UK having his awning torn off while driving, I decided to make a lock for mine.

I have since made one that slides into the screen slot that you can insert the hook into.
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Like Ramair, I had the awning anti flapper come loose in heavy winds and then the whole awning slid out of its slots and started banging on the side of the motorhome, an incredible sound but no real damage. We stopped and pulled the awning off and carried it inside for the rest of the trip. The anti flapper is that arm that sticks out about 3 inches at one end of the awning. Mine was completely gone.
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:49 PM   #10
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I finally got the chance today to look at the main slide out awning. I see nothing broke or out of position. The awning seems to work OK. I am not sure what the anti flapper is though. If it ever happens again I may look into some type of lock. Thanks for all the inputs.
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