As with anything fixed to the awning tube, if you roll and and unroll enough times. it will eventually stretch the awning material. It won't be long you will be able to see this stretched, place. I'm even careful with my awning strap and make sure it doesn't wind up on itself, making a bulge. Instead I make sure it winds up like a spring, in a coil if you will. Or course, those with electric awnings don't have a strap.
For speed, I have my awning lights zip tied to 5 foot pieces of electrical conduit. I put eye bolts in each end. Then I only need two awning hangers per section, one on each end. I have 3 sections of lights, only 6 hangers, and they are the cloth ones. In an emergency, I have rolled them up, but get the awning back open after the storm.
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2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
2008 Work and Play 18LT