Supporting an Electric Awning Question
Gotta question about the electric awning on my VLite 21WRS. I would like to be able to "anchor" or tie down my awning to protect it from slight wind gusts so that I can string some awning lights up for enjoyment. I have read where there are people completely opposed to this. Is there any reason why I shouldn't be able to tie the awning out like a manual awning? It doesn't have the rain or wind sensors on it so there would not be any automated retraction. I understand that if there is a chance of thunderstorms that I would more than likely take the lights down and retract the awning but for the days that there may be infrequent wind gusts it would be nice to have that sense of comfort knowing that the awning is protected from it. I just hate the thought of putting lights up close to dark, enjoy them for a bit, take the lights down before calling it a night, and then retract the awning each day.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? I wouldn't be putting alot of stress on the awning since I would be using straps and springs at the in ground anchors.
Hopefully I have posted this question in the correct forum.
Thanks in advance