We had our awning out while we were in Laughlin for the day. While in a casino they had a freak wind storm that broke glass walls, car windows and cause several trees to blow over. We rushed home (we have dogs we were concerned about!) to find our awning torn apart. The metal arms were bent, the fabric no longer connected to our coach and damage to the side of the coach.
Best advice I can give: If you are not going to be IN or WITHIN VIEW of your coach then you need to roll up your awning.
2013 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8314BSS
2001 Ford Excursion - Gas
Fulltiming since July 2012