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sgreats 06-20-2018 05:12 PM

Awning & Wind
 
1st year with a 2018 233s; upgraded from a 276HW pop up. My 276HW awning would handle a lot of wind if I anchored it down. My question is how much wind can a 233s awning handle; MPH? The location I am camping at this weekend is expecting inches of rain with 15 MPH winds. What will me awning safely handle?

OldCoot 06-20-2018 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sgreats (Post 1846638)
1st year with a 2018 233s; upgraded from a 276HW pop up. My 276HW awning would handle a lot of wind if I anchored it down. My question is how much wind can a 233s awning handle; MPH? The location I am camping at this weekend is expecting inches of rain with 15 MPH winds. What will me awning safely handle?

Won't handle much wind without awning poles and tie downs. BTW, I sell pole attaching hardware. PM me for prices and what is included in the kits.

Kimber45 06-20-2018 05:36 PM

I will never know because when in doubt I bring it in. Not risking an expensive power awning on a gamble. Only takes a few seconds to hold the button down.

Charles Firth 06-20-2018 05:39 PM

When in doubt, heavy wind, rain I always retract the awning. I put it in when I leave for any length of time. I have seen some awnings get damaged because the owner went some where without retracting the awning. Its better than disrupting your camping trip with damage and expense that could have been avoided. Maybe I am over cautious.

Oaklevel 06-20-2018 05:57 PM

I assume that you have a power awning?? If so see response #2


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JohnD10 06-20-2018 05:59 PM

Bottom line...

They can't handle much wind or rain.

Better off to put it out when you are going to use it and leave it rolled up when not in use.

:signhavefun:

Oaklevel 06-20-2018 06:02 PM

With OldCoot's brackets and poles they can stand a reasonable amount of wind without not so much.

Briyoung 06-20-2018 06:06 PM

Our salesman said if you can see the trim piece that hangs down moving, bring it in, I don't think he liked awnings lol.

aceinspp 06-20-2018 06:09 PM

I have the complete kit and mine has been in wind of 30mph and lots of rain. No issues. I do put up even with awning kit when I leave the cg. Later RJD

glsimms 06-20-2018 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Oaklevel (Post 1846681)
With OldCoot's brackets and poles they can stand a reasonable amount of wind without not so much.

Unfortunately, OldCoot no longer sells the awning poles. You have to rig some up, DIY.......


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