From my experience with the electric awning, DON'T LEAVE IT EXTENDED when the wind is very strong. I use a 48" bungee cord on each side, hooked in the notch on the arms, secure the bungee cord in the ground with a screw in auger, be sure there is some give in the cord, it is very easy to bend the roller if too much pressure is applied. Never leave it extended overnight, my advise
I really would rather have had the manual pull down awning, like I had on my previous Jayco. Happy Camping!!