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Old 08-08-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Electric awning travelling question

When traveling, especially if in the heavy wind, I would hear stories of the manual awning railing coming loose from the side of of trailer and causing all sorts of problems. My TT has an electric awning. Can the electric awning do the same while traveling? If so, how could I secure it?
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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I have had three electric awning's and never had one open.
Just my experience. I really wouldn't worry about it. I don't.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
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I've never heard of an issue either.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:36 PM   #4
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Awning travel

The manuals used to come unlocked like my dads did once. The electric should snug up tight and stay there until told to open up.

Use the rear view mirror to keep track also.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:49 PM   #5
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Only heard of one on a mh in Great Britain doing it and I made a lock for mine and both of Glenn Jurczyk's awnings. If the motor releases, the awning will definitely release.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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Awnings

We have travelled in high winds sustained to 35 and gusts to 45 with no problems other than holding on between gusts!! We have never had an issue with our electric awning on our 390rb.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:47 PM   #7
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We have travelled in high winds sustained to 35 and gusts to 45 with no problems other than holding on between gusts!! We have never had an issue with our electric awning on our 390rb.
We haven't either, but one never knows when the motor will turn loose. My fix was less than $10, well worth not having to even think about it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:42 PM   #8
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No Bungee

I tried a bungee cord once and it worked well until it got older and one day beat the fool out of the front brace where it was attached. "Oldcoot" has something solid that may not fly in the wind.
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:34 PM   #9
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I used to use a Velcro strap on my manual, but figured the 12V electric motor would hold the electric awnings. After all you're going down the highway at 60 - 65 MPH, so not even considering cross winds, the wind from the speed of the unit could unroll the awning. I've thought about loosing the bracket and putting a Velcro strap around it like I did my manual, but so far I haven't done it.
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I used to use a Velcro strap on my manual, but figured the 12V electric motor would hold the electric awnings. After all you're going down the highway at 60 - 65 MPH, so not even considering cross winds, the wind from the speed of the unit could unroll the awning. I've thought about loosing the bracket and putting a Velcro strap around it like I did my manual, but so far I haven't done it.
Strapping the arms will not stop it from unrolling. You have to prevent the roller itself from turning and the arms have nothing to do with the roller turning.
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