Not sure if this has been discussed before but about a year ago I was leaving a campground and was about a mile out when I saw what looked like a tornado out my passenger mirror. There were leaves, vines and sticks flying everywhere.
I couldn't see it at first but my awning had extended all the way out and had been tearing through the woods for about 600 yards. I know it was in when I left the dump station because I always do a final walk around before I get in my truck.
My only explanation was I had the awning remote in my pocked and I think my "husky" thighs had depressed the button on the remote extending it while I was going down the road.
To top it off, the vines that I had to unwrap from the awning were poison ivy. That trip cost me a $2000 awning and some hospital time.