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Old 07-28-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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wind causing awning to vibarate

We have a 2010 chalenger gt and when driving in a high wind the awning arms start vibarating bad. Awning is mounted on top of roof and it seems that wind gets under awning and causes bellowing and causes arms to come out a little causing a bad vibration. Concerned about causing damage to awning motor. Any sugestions

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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What awning brand is it? I'd contact them and see if there is or should be an anti-billow device on the awning. Is it a slide topper or patio awning?

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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Until this is solved I would strap the arms down somehow. Ours does not have that problem but I get out a step ladder and put big, reusable wire ties on every time we travel any distance. Kind of a PIA but good peace of mind.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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Ir is a patio and its mounted on the top of motorhome not the side
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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Ditto on the wire ties. My former Monaco had a bad habit of during the right kind of crosswind the slide awnings would billow. I tried adjusting a few times. After I got a tear in one on a 30 kt wind day in Kansas I climbed up and drilled some holes in the aluminum and got in the habit if using zip ties prior to every long trip. Once I got to camp I'd cut them and do it again the next day.

If your awning can be secured with straps I think Camco sells awning tie straps avail at Camping World.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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I use velcro strapts on mine, that way you don't have to keep replacing ties. I would call the manufature who I believe is Carefree. I have the same set up on my 2013 and the windcan vibrate the awning.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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Ok thanks everyone. Glad to know its not just mine. Will get some ties. Great Forum.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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I used this on my slide topper awning

Dometic Slide Topper Cradle/Support - 3309526.006

Wont work on a patio awning although

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