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Old 12-19-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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High wind kit

Has anyone installed high wind kit on a 2014 192 HW ? And is it really necessary ?
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:59 PM   #2
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No..with the 5 years i have owned my a122..wind was never an issue.
If you are ever in a high wind situation . ...wait it out, or set it up in a sheltered area...then drive it in, fully lifted.
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply .

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Old 01-16-2016, 06:18 PM   #4
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I have had my HW194 for almost 2 years and I like to camp on the California coast and Had to get help one time to Open my unit with the wind gusts! but after it was open no problems with the wind and I closed it in the early morning before the wind came up again.
I do carry a rope and if in those areas I tie it on rear bumper and over trailer to front hitch just for insurance.
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:17 AM   #5
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I didn't think it was necessary until yesterday we had 45 mph winds and heavy rain and the two front and rear section separated in the wind leaving a clear line of water falling on the floor and the counters. after the rain I threw a rope over the top & attached it to the front & rear stabilizers to pull the two halves together. Problem solved
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:33 PM   #6
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Some people put a shower rod in between the walls to help keep the walls from moving in during winds
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The walls don't move in, the roof sections separate
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So how do the roof sections come apart when the wall hooks also holt the roof down. I don't understand
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #9
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So how do the roof sections come apart when the wall hooks also holt the roof down. I don't understand
I've never been able to figure this out myself... My A122BH has the hooks that hold it down, and I can't see how they would ever separate.

I'm told the hooks were new in the 2014.5 models (along with the tan color scheme), so maybe the others are older models?

I was looking at a friend's A-Liner this summer, while talking about this issue, and his doesn't have hooks. The latches just sort of pressure fit into the slots, so nothing is really holding the roof down. Maybe that's the same setup as the older FR units.
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An A frame is vulnerable to wind only for about 30 seconds when you are putting it up. If the top section is facing the direction of high wind it can cause the roof section to separate from the straps holding it in place before you have a chance to lock it down. Then it blows all the way over breaking the roof. In high winds delay opening the camper or turn it right angles to the wind so the roof doesn't sail away on you.
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