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Old 04-01-2017, 08:39 AM   #41
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30 mph is about the limit, depending on age of material.....35 mph is put'er away...
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:48 AM   #42
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Power Awning vs. Manual Awning !!!
Only thing the Power Awning is good for is TURBS bank account !!!
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:50 AM   #43
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OMG,we need another POLL on "Wind MPH before putting Awning In"! Youroo!!
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:25 AM   #44
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OMG,we need another POLL on "Wind MPH before putting Awning In"! Youroo!!
Does that mean you are going to start another one ???
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I'll bet if you were to Search Awning / Wind,,, it would take days to read !!!

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Old 04-01-2017, 09:26 AM   #45
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:44 AM   #46
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I think you got your answer and that is if you do not have the awning hold down poles then any wind above 15mph you had better put it up. Common sense is the key word. Even with the hold down poles there are limits as Bob has mentioned. I have the system and when winds get to 35 bring it in. Later RJD
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:25 PM   #47
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We have the Carefree Freedom electric awning that retracts automatically IF, and I say IF you remember to leave the auto switch ON. When the wind gets strong enough to shake the awning, it rolls up. The angle is easily adjustable, so we leave one end about two inches lower than the other.
If you forget to leave the switch on, it just rips it off your unit if the wind is very strong and uses the end rail as a battering ram to destroy your unit. I've seen it happen at FT Desoto in FL.
We live where squall lines happen a lot in the summer. Best not leave the awning unattended.
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:22 PM   #48
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Support Poles Needed??

I use tiedown straps and bring my awning in if I go away for more than a few hours and any brisk wind is forecast. The straps do a good job of stabilizing the awning.

HOWEVER, I do not use support poles. Power awnings are definitely weaker, but in my observation and reasoned opinion, the wind force that causes damage is always in the upward direction. It doesn't seem to me that downward wind force is a significant factor or that the poles add any substantial damage reduction. Several examples here sited of roof damage - has anyone ever seen RV damage from an awning forced DOWN?? Seems to me the struts act as shock absorbers for downward force, as they do to dump water accumulation.

Not really trying to start a debate; just wondering if anyone has seen examples which render my logic flawed... I don't really have room to stow poles and I don't want to carry the extra baggage..
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:33 PM   #49
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Wait till it starts willing....
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:30 AM   #50
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I use tiedown straps and bring my awning in if I go away for more than a few hours and any brisk wind is forecast. The straps do a good job of stabilizing the awning.

HOWEVER, I do not use support poles. Power awnings are definitely weaker, but in my observation and reasoned opinion, the wind force that causes damage is always in the upward direction. It doesn't seem to me that downward wind force is a significant factor or that the poles add any substantial damage reduction. Several examples here sited of roof damage - has anyone ever seen RV damage from an awning forced DOWN?? Seems to me the struts act as shock absorbers for downward force, as they do to dump water accumulation.

Not really trying to start a debate; just wondering if anyone has seen examples which render my logic flawed... I don't really have room to stow poles and I don't want to carry the extra baggage..
That's the beauty of the awning poles/brackets that OC and Turbs (forum members) have come up with.

The poles store right on the awning arms. No extra baggage and no additional room wasted carrying the poles.

Not my camper but here's a photo I quickly snagged from another thread here about awning poles showing them stowed.

Search this forum for awning tie down poles and you'll find lots of info.
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When you donít use awning polls, you are pulling on the awning fabric where it attaches to the trailer! I think it is very hard on the material! Also pulling on the rail attached to the trailer!
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When you donít use awning polls, you are pulling on the awning fabric where it attaches to the trailer! I think it is very hard on the material! Also pulling on the rail attached to the trailer!
I believe you are right,,,
You could do the same thing with awning poles,,
by using to much angle on your tie-downs !!!

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