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Old 03-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #11
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20 mph wind I roll up as well. If its a nice day full sun very little wind its out all day but at night rolled up we like to look up at the stars
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #12
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A couple of years ago in Canada, we went for a day trip and left our awning out. It was a nice bright sunny day. At mid day, a horrid thunderstorm blew in for about an hour. We returned to find our awning blown around but ok. Three other rigs had their awnings shredded. One of them was on it's maiden trip. My awning always goes in now when I am gone all day, or at any hint of wind during the night.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:23 PM   #13
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Anyone bought and installed the vibration/wind sensor attachment? I bought one for our 2011 but the camper was destroyed before I had a chance to install it. WIll be putting it on our 2012 instead. Only cost $100.00 directly from my dealer and seemed like it would be a few hour install. Here is a link to what I'm talking about: http://www.rvsupplywarehouse.com/pro...l.cfm/pid/4316
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #14
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Anyone bought and installed the vibration/wind sensor attachment? I bought one for our 2011 but the camper was destroyed before I had a chance to install it. WIll be putting it on our 2012 instead. Only cost $100.00 directly from my dealer and seemed like it would be a few hour install. Here is a link to what I'm talking about: http://www.rvsupplywarehouse.com/pro...l.cfm/pid/4316
I have a friend who is not to crazy about it, but is very entertaining watching his awning go in and out all the time. He says it is to sensitive.

His has a remote, so he just brings it back out for a few minutes till it cycles again.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:47 AM   #15
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Never leave your awning out over night. You will anger the winds gods and will wake up finding your awning on the roof where it's not supposed to be!!!!
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I have a 21' manual awning. I leave it extended in the rain. The only time I'll stow it is when the wind gets VERY strong.
I've lowered mine so that it's up but not out (if you know what I mean). It's almost impossible for the wind to damage it but it still covers anything I have under the awning.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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Never leave your awning out over night. You will anger the winds gods and will wake up finding your awning on the roof where it's not supposed to be!!!!
This is true! I think it MUST be one of 'Murphy's Laws!'
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:38 PM   #18
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We almost always roll it up at night. So easy to do, and I don't have to worry about it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #19
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Ours is electric. It is rolled up every night and every time we leave camp. When I don't feel comfortable with it out in the wind it is time to roll it up. It all would depend on your comfort level.
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I have a 21' manual awning. I leave it extended in the rain. The only time I'll stow it is when the wind gets VERY strong.
Same, except mine is only 20'. The camper is 13 years old and I have only retracted it 4 times due to weather, otherwise I just pitch it for the rain and have tie downs for the wind. I like to sit under it during the rain and it also keeps my grill and other random camping gear dry.
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