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Old 07-25-2011, 02:32 PM   #11
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I have an electric awning so I plan on retracting it every night.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #12
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Ouch, hadn't thought of this before now... Guess I'll be bringing mine in at night too.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:40 PM   #13
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We always roll ours up the last thing at night before going in, "always", I'm to old to have to get up in the middle of a storm to do it then, and the other camps don't want to see me in my boxers out in the rain rolling it up.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:10 PM   #14
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if it's just going rain, pitch down the end farthest away from the door.
if a storm is coming, roll it up.

never leave an awning up during a storm or even if you're leaving the campsite for an extended time.

lots of stories of campers who go out on a seemingly nice day, only to return and find a windstorm had blown in and ripped the awning off. mainly in the Midwest.

surprised the dealer walk-through didn't tell you this. ours did.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:19 PM   #15
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TILT, TIE, etc etc. seems work than just rolling it up. Especially if it's electric LOL. I just roll that sucker up.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #16
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First time I left mine up at nite, a storm came up at day break. Bent one of the braces putting it down. Since then, never leave it up at nite or when gone from trailer. Wayne
Those are my rules now, also.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:27 AM   #17
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My first post here new owner of a TT and I have only been out once. I only had mine open when I was outside useieng it and closed it when I was done. From reading this I guess I will roll mine up every night since mine is electric.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:25 AM   #18
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We tilt ours and use tie downs. DW likes the rope light and lanterns hung on the awning. Too much to take down just because it's night. Also when I tilt the awning I try to tilt it toward the low side of the campsite if it's not totally level, that way any rain run-off keeps running off away from the camper. We've spand many an evening undeer the awning while it's raining, really relaxing.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:25 AM   #19
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Those are my rules now, also.
A big DITTO on this. Both dealers we have purchased from made it a point to emphasize the fact of doing things this way and mentioned examples kinda like this one and worse.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:03 PM   #20
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So by now you should have noticed that there are many of us who have 'been there, done that'.

Our last camper got caught in a micro burst one evening. The awning was down with both me and the wife holding on to the support arms for dear life. We actually watched our EZ-UP take off and wrap itself around a nearby tree. In the end, we were lucky; a pop up was spun 360 degrees with a family inside and a fiver was pushed of its landing gear and bent up both slides.

The new camper has an electric awning. I push the button every night before going sleep!
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