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Old 04-06-2022, 01:48 PM   #1
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2019 W&P 19wcb Wind Sensor?

Good Afternoon,

I've got a 2019 W&P 19WCB. The brochure says that is has a "power awning with led strip and wind sensor". I have never seen it close on its own or close if I shake it with a broom. Is there a way to test or verify it is actually has the wind sensor or test its function?

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Old 04-11-2022, 03:39 PM   #2
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Do you have one of these on the roof?

Not saying it would be exactly like this but you need something to measure wind speed to have the awning close. I personally strap my awning at the corners then down to the trailer to prevent it from lifting up if it is breezy. As easy as it is to retract, i seldom leave it out if I leave camp for an extended time.
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:49 PM   #3
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Good Afternoon,

I've got a 2019 W&P 19WCB. The brochure says that is has a "power awning with led strip and wind sensor". I have never seen it close on its own or close if I shake it with a broom. Is there a way to test or verify it is actually has the wind sensor or test its function?

Thanks!
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I have same trailer and setup, my awning would close on its own but you have to set the level of sensitivity on the electronic contoller outside on on the support arm. To test it grab the arm and shake it hard for a few seconds, it should start to roll-up.


However, on my trailer I have removed the controller and put in a simple switch to roll the awning in and out. It seems the factory connector wasn't as water proof as it should have been and water damaged my controller. The by pass I implemented disabled the wind sensor functionality.


Best of luck....
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:18 AM   #4
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Thanks,

Mine doesn't have any of the outside controls, just "Extend/Retract" rocker switch inside.

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Old 05-23-2022, 08:45 AM   #5
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Frankly, I wouldn't trust those wind sensors to protect against wind damage to the awning. In theory, they should work, but do you really want to risk it?
They would probably protect against the wind gradually picking up, but they're not going to protect against a random gust of wind slamming against your awning.
When bad weather threatens, roll it up.
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Old 05-29-2022, 01:44 PM   #6
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Working on pro race teams we always added straps to the awnings when we left for the night. If real windy the awnings were removed. I have been in the habit of doing just that whenever I extend my awning. Off for the day fishing the wind can sneak up on you.
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