Originally Posted by Velosprout
....Use the awning, and if it gets torn up, replace it.
In Colorado, the awning or tent or EZ-up fabric getting torn up is usually not the issue.
Awnings flip over the PUP (or camper, I've seen both), and the poles puncture something in the process.
Umbrella style tents go rolling like giant tumble weeds until the poles can't take it anymore.
EZ-ups pin, bolt, and rivet connections let go under swirling and changing wind pressure, and the frame gets bent.
Storms at altitude are violent, something I learned in both Alaska and Colorado. There is a reason hikers are told to be off the 14er peaks before noon, and preferably an hour or two earlier.
2014 Rockwood A122 A-frame
2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan
camping Colorado and adjacent states one weekend at a time