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Old 07-07-2016, 04:49 PM   #31
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Awning use in high winds

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Old 07-07-2016, 05:05 PM   #32
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Quick story. 2013 and first year with a power awning after many years with old school awnings. Last day cleaning and prep for winter storage so I put the awning out to dry out and locked the arms in the lower position with the arm wing nuts. The old awning was always safe in the lower locked in position. Went in for dinner and when I came back the front arm was bent to xXxX and I found out you have to buy the whole arm....$300 lesson. Now I never lock it down with the wing nuts, it likes to move around, and it goes up when I am not around.
I was at a Campground on the east coast and a storm came in and the neighbors had their awnings down. Old awnings you could do a favor and put them up...not the electric awnings. I watched the neighbors awnings weather the storm and they blew all over the place but they were all ok. They were almost straight up at times. I'm sure if mine was out it would have blown away.
I have started to use my straps once in awhile and they seem to help. It is just harder to get the awning up in a hurry when it is tied down.
Hope this helps some of you.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:09 PM   #33
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200 + sets says you can't argue with success!
At least double that if you count the poles I sold and you can add at least 100-125 more for the folks that bought the attaching kits and used their own poles.

As Turbs says, "You can't argue with success."
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:18 PM   #34
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At least double that if you count the poles I sold and you can add at least 100-125 more for the folks that bought the attaching kits and used their own poles.

As Turbs says, "You can't argue with success."


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Old 07-07-2016, 05:30 PM   #35
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Take if from someone who has lost an awning...roll it up. I left mine down a few years ago to make a quick trip out of the campground. The wind didn't get it but the gallons of water did. I am very cautious now with ours.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:47 PM   #36
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Take if from someone who has lost an awning...roll it up. I left mine down a few years ago to make a quick trip out of the campground. The wind didn't get it but the gallons of water did. I am very cautious now with ours.
Tie it down with poles and at least a 6" tilt end to end and rain water will not pool. I usually tilt mine 10"-12".
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:00 PM   #37
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The tie downs work for me. OC's brackets, Turb's poles....weathered a few strong storms the last few days...just need to get some aluminum for the deflapper poles but the ones I'm using will get us through this season.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:06 PM   #38
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The tie downs work for me. OC's brackets, Turb's poles....weathered a few strong storms the last few days...just need to get some aluminum for the deflapper poles but the ones I'm using will get us through this season.
I have the same de-flapper poles as you have, I am just going to start using 2 de-flappers on each end to lessen the load on the emt tubing.
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I have the same de-flapper poles as you have, I am just going to start using 2 de-flappers on each end to lessen the load on the emt tubing.
Ditto!
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:32 PM   #40
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Can I get some feedback/perspectives on using the awning during high winds?

Do you leave the awning up during a storm and if so, does staking down keep things stable enough?

It would be nice to have protection from the rain when cooking outside...but not at the expense of the awning crashing into the camper and coming loose in the middle of the night.

Thanks!
We always use stakes when our awning is extended, and it is retracted when the wind/weather conditions warrant. Staking it down is much cheaper and easier than repairing a damaged awning. It only took once to come back to the camp site to find the awning flapping on the roof of the TT.
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