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Old 04-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Awning wind speed limit

Just bought a used 2010 Jay Flight G2 28RBDL. It has an electric awning. I have read on this board about damage to the awning caused by high winds. Can someone tell me what to look out for, such as what wind speed or gust. They don't look to sturdy.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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Welcome to the JOF, tate2835. My awning is manual. If it's windy, I roll it up. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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I use the happy hooker. Rather be safe then sorry.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #4
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Convenient - yes, sturdy - well.... We roll ours up when were away from the camper for more than a couple hours. If we just take a walk in the campground on a clear sunny day we leave it out. As far as wind speed some awnings have a wind speed detector and will automatically roll it in but I don't know what speed they're set at. If I see the awning start flapping I roll in it. Some stake/tie their elec awning (no wind speed auto roll in) down and I'm sure they will chime in with ideas and suggestions if you want to do that.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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Electric Awning & wind

I have a 2010 Eagle with Electric Awning, would rather have the manual, but I do stake mine down with screw augers, and bungee cords on the side arms, not on the main roller, they are very touchey, any bend in the rollerand they will not roll up. Best advice: Roll in up when you are not sitting under it!!

We lost a manual awning many years ago, so I learned the hard way!! Happy Camping
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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If in dought roll it in. I havent read of any wind speeds
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Thanks for the answers. I guess I will have to keep an eye on it. Will be looking at the upgrade with a sensor, and I understand it can be set at an angle.

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It is time to bring in the awning when you no longer feel comfortable with it out.
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