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Old 04-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Awning again

Hello, So I know I asked about pulling your awning in and when do you do it. I wanted to know if anyone knows what wind speed these new electric awnings could be left out in, with out haveing a problem. I have done some research online, and did not come up with anything. I looked in the owners manual and I dont see anything about wind speed. Anyone know, I really dont wanna pull the thing in every night. But I dont think I would get sleep worrying about it, if I didnt.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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Depends on direction and protection. I usually say over 15 MPH and it is direction dependent. Mine comes in every night in an open area with no protection as I have been woken up by it flapping. In the electrics case it could be too late if a freak storm comes through and I have seen them get slapped over someones roof before.

The other option is to go with the wind sensors and leave it to them. Some say they are real sensitive...
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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dont know what part of the country you are in but around here it is the wind gusts we have to watch for. between 10-15 mph for sure, and ours would come in also. one gust of wind over 15mph and that might be all she wrote.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
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The one advantage of the electric if it does go on the roof only the fabirc ends up there. The arms will fold up into the travel position...Wonder how I know that?
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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If I am not sitting under it or around it, it goes up.
Takes me less than 5 minutes to put up and mine is manual.
Currently traveling out West here and the wind can come up in a hurry.

Even at home in Ohio, if I leave camp or go to bed, awning goes up.
I haven't lost one yet and with a $500 deductible, don't want to.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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my neighbor has a nice setup for his electric awning on his deck....it's a wind meter that automatically retracts the awning when the wind exceeds a designated mph.
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I use the cork screw dog anchors, some rope and 2 cam lock straps to keep very slight tension on the awning arms. I anchor the ends straight down. We have only used the electric awning since last August but we used the manual awning for 5 years and never had an issue when anchored down. I hate taking the awning down because we always have stuff under it like chairs, shoes and sometimes a little fridge.
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The one advantage of the electric if it does go on the roof only the fabirc ends up there. The arms will fold up into the travel position...Wonder how I know that?
Same way I know it I bet...
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I use the cork screw dog anchors, some rope and 2 cam lock straps to keep very slight tension on the awning arms. I anchor the ends straight down. We have only used the electric awning since last August but we used the manual awning for 5 years and never had an issue when anchored down. I hate taking the awning down because we always have stuff under it like chairs, shoes and sometimes a little fridge.
We do the same thing with the corkscrews and straps. Here in NC, afternoon or evening storms can come up very quickly with heavy rains and high winds. We have been through a couple of storms with gusts up to 50 MPH and the awning stayed put.
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This mod works really well for awning stability..... http://www.wildcatcamperforum.com/t3...ie-down-system
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