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Old 07-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hi, Does anyone actually know how much wind a power awning can actually take. Our Dealer made us a little nervous that it was going to either be broken or blown off the camper by the first gust of wind that came throught the campground. We brought it in whenever a limb twitched...am I being paranoid or not?? Thanks
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Our has been out in quite a blow with no damage. The shock system can take a pretty good beating but it is violent and scary to listen to.

If the wind is forecast to be over 15-20 MPH I would roll it up.
If the flapping bothers you, roll it up.

We always roll it up when we are away from camp, just in case a storm blows up and we are not there.
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Thank you. It is probably better to be prudent, but I was not sure if I was being overly cautious.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Hi, Does anyone actually know how much wind a power awning can actually take. Our Dealer made us a little nervous that it was going to either be broken or blown off the camper by the first gust of wind that came throught the campground. We brought it in whenever a limb twitched...am I being paranoid or not?? Thanks
Maybe just a tad depending on how much the limb twitches. In time you will be able to know when you should close it or when it will be ok to remain open. When you reach the point that you cannot relax because of concern with the awning then play it safe and close it.
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Our has been out in quite a blow with no damage. The shock system can take a pretty good beating but it is violent and scary to listen to.

If the wind is forecast to be over 15-20 MPH I would roll it up.
If the flapping bothers you, roll it up.

We always roll it up when we are away from camp, just in case a storm blows up and we are not there.
Herk is correct, they will take a pretty good wind, but it is nerve wracking to listen to. I fabricated self-storing, telescoping poles that attach to the awning arms that facilitate a cargo strap being hooked to the bracket. We had an extremely good test on them 2 wks ago in the 4 days & nights of high winds and torrential downpours in Orlando, FL. The awning material flapped some, but the awning arms never even quivered and the adjusting knobs for tilting were not even tightened.
Forest River Forums - dunnnc's Album: Power Awning Tie Down (Self Storing)
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I too am a little concerned about the strenght of these power awnings, I have been using tie down straps that go into the slot on the roller. They then attach to springs that are attached to spiral stakes that your first screw into the ground. Similar to these, but I paid half as much elswhere Amazon.com: RV Awning Tie Downs Slide In Utility Slot, Motorhome Awning Anchor 2/pk: Automotive

They seem to work well, but if we are suspecting a big blow, we roll the awning up.
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There was Amy next to us last week at Yellowstone that lft theirs out and had gone for the day. I kept waiting for it to be ripped off the mh but it came through with no damage. It sure was scary to see. LOL
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