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Old 04-26-2011, 07:06 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=crocus;99416That would never have happened with a manual awning. Power awnings; handy, but junk. [/QUOTE]

That was with our old manual one. The wind just came out of nowhere, and got us good.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:46 PM   #22
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"I hear a loud noise and look up and my awning is on top of the camper, broke both arms."
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That would never have happened with a manual awning.
Power awnings; handy, but junk.
How can you be so sure of that?
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:53 PM   #23
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Love my power awning. I tie it down when I set up & close it when I go home. I've faced howling winds coming off Lake Ontario with no problems. I throw a bungee cord over the awning tube & hook that onto a ratchet strap. I find the bungee cord works better than a spring. I shouldn't say I never close it. If the weather is bad enough to have made me close my manual awning, then I will close my power awning. I hated it at first but as I said, I love my power awning.

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:49 AM   #24
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Love my power awning. I tie it down when I set up & close it when I go home. I've faced howling winds coming off Lake Ontario with no problems. I throw a bungee cord over the awning tube & hook that onto a ratchet strap. I find the bungee cord works better than a spring. I shouldn't say I never close it. If the weather is bad enough to have made me close my manual awning, then I will close my power awning. I hated it at first but as I said, I love my power awning.

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So like he said if a 15mph wind comes then the awing will ajust so if you have an armless awing you do not need to tie it down because I'd the winds get over 15mph the awnign wi retract
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