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Old 07-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Awning in winds

I was wondering if anyone had an experience/knowledge as to in which position the awning can withstand higher wind: with legs attached to the RV or with the legs attached to the ground?
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on a windy day I would roll it up.
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on a windy day I would roll it up.
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Yes, if its a windy day, I would roll it up, but in Central Florida, especially when camping by the water, winds can go from nothing to 25mph in minutes. So the which position would it be better to set up the awning in?

Say we are down a the beach and it gets stormy and windy. It maybe 30 minutes till I get back to the TT.
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on a windy day I would roll it up.
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I have no hard data to back this up but I would think if the legs are on the ground and you had some ratchet straps from the awning bar to a screw in earth anchor, that might be better than having the strut back to the trailer and no anchors.
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I use two twist in dog tie outs and two ratchet straps to hold my awning. Also use deflappers
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I use two twist in dog tie outs and two ratchet straps to hold my awning. Also use deflappers
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It's my standard setup every time now. Anchor them down good and i don't even worry unless we get a really bad storm anymore. It's nice to wake up to hear the sound of the wind picking up and not have to worry and run out to roll up the awning.
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I've seen canopies that were secured by sandbags go flying. I don't want to replace a damaged awning. If my awning starts to flap, I retract it. I can always move my chair to the shade from the TT.
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I use two twist in dog tie outs and two ratchet straps to hold my awning. Also use deflappers
I like how that looks. Might have to give it a try.
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