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Old 05-15-2015, 05:42 PM   #21
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I asked that same question and it would. You would just have to set one end lower.
I always set one end lower..........water will always run off awning.......J
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:47 PM   #22
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I think you will find that regardless of how tight the arms are, when the wind starts bouncing the awning, they will slip even if they are tied down without some support to the tube.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:13 PM   #23
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I suppose if one end is lower it should never fill up
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #24
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The knobs on my awning hold just fine but it will still bounce if the wind gusts. IMO, the ratchet tie-downs are the only way to prevent it from lifting. Add the poles for support and to prevent downward movement.

As I said before if the wind gusts too much the awning needs to be retracted even with the poles, but the poles will allow the awning to withstand higher gusts before something gives.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #25
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IMO there should be springs between the anchor and rope or strap. If there's no give the anchor will pull easier. Mine has survived unsuspected 20+ mph wind gusts. If I don't need the awning mine is stowed. I have seen anchor "systems" that have held, but the awning mounts ripped from the trailer. Expensive I imagine.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:04 PM   #26
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IMO there should be springs between the anchor and rope or strap. If there's no give the anchor will pull easier. Mine has survived unsuspected 20+ mph wind gusts. If I don't need the awning mine is stowed. I have seen anchor "systems" that have held, but the awning mounts ripped from the trailer. Expensive I imagine.
The springs will allow the wind to still jerk the awning. IMO, much better to keep the straps and likewise the awning material taut preventing flapping and jerking on the arms.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:04 AM   #27
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I can't stress this enough whatever you do - Do Not Leave your Awning out - unattended - / I have seen many - every year an awning get rippped off trailer while peeps where gone do to sudden wind changes.

There should be a wind threshold list in the manual I would think
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I can't stress this enough whatever you do - Do Not Leave your Awning out - unattended - / I have seen many - every year an awning get rippped off trailer while peeps where gone do to sudden wind changes.

There should be a wind threshold list in the manual I would think
I agree 100% unless you have poles and straps attached to dirt screws.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:21 AM   #29
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We just got back from camping for the past few days and I was surprised to see all the replies! We had no trouble with the awning this time, but there were no gusty winds at all. We are going to try the suggestions a couple people made to buy or make knobs that will 'bite' more. If there is still a problem we'll have to tie it to the ground with stakes. Awnings are too expensive to replace unnecessarily. Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply and welcome me to the boards
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