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Old 02-28-2015, 01:15 PM   #11
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It's most likely the wind. I have been to Arizona several times and have seen awnings torn off of RV's that left them open. You can open them but I would close them if you go someplace and leave the RV unattended. The winds can come up very fast and can have 50 mpg gust very fast.

I have even seen awnings that were stacked down rip off.
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:22 PM   #12
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It's most likely the wind. I have been to Arizona several times and have seen awnings torn off of RV's that left them open. You can open them but I would close them if you go someplace and leave the RV unattended. The winds can come up very fast and can have 50 mpg gust very fast.

I have even seen awnings that were stacked down rip off.
Now that's a true statement there is a limit to anything, but Normal Wind 25 kts or so staking them down will stop that banging. At 50 kts. your going to have a kite.....
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #13
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In Oregon our awnings go out for rain not shade
Having lived in OR. when I was younger I can totally relate.



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Old 02-28-2015, 01:29 PM   #14
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Having lived in OR. when I was younger I can totally relate. Will try for the first time later this year.
Hope you have poles of some sort.
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Hope you have poles of some sort.
I have not, much to be decided yet as our three sites for this year are sight unseen so I am not sure if the awning will even be used.

I tend to be gone most of the day when traveling (do not drive that far to sit around the trailer) so the awning is rolled up to keep "stuff" from happening when there it is generally late enough for a shower and a drink or three before bed time.
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I do a lot of camping in the Arizona desert around Quartzsite and have seen extremly high winds .High winds start with some mild wind in the morning and ramping up in the afternoon. you never know how bad it will get so just roll it in when you leave camp. At the Quartzsite RV show a vendor sells a pvc like sections that slip over your awning when its rolled up so the sun cannot get to it. Not very expensive and a life time warranty.
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I just rolled up the awning because I just saw the Arizona winds kicking up and the forecast is talking 50 mph gusts. I have the time tested Old Coot style poles but they have their limits.

I guess my theory about the wind vs the baking sun wins.
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I just rolled up the awning because I just saw the Arizona winds kicking up and the forecast is talking 50 mph gusts. I have the time tested Old Coot style poles but they have their limits.

I guess my theory about the wind vs the baking sun wins.
Don't know about Arizona winds, but I agree that there are times when it is better to just roll the awning up.
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It's most likely the wind. I have been to Arizona several times and have seen awnings torn off of RV's that left them open. You can open them but I would close them if you go someplace and leave the RV unattended. The winds can come up very fast and can have 50 mpg gust very fast.

I have even seen awnings that were stacked down rip off.

Yep...that's what we do - now. With our PUP and manual awning a sudden gust picked it up, with tie downs attached and threw it on the roof breaking one of the poles in the process. Now, with our TT and electric awning, if we leave or go to sleep, it gets put up.

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