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Old 03-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #15
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Last summer while driving down 75 in mid Ohio a wind storm kicked up. While driving at 60 to 65 the crosswinds were gusting at probably 40mph.
Thats when my 20' awning bellowed out and was destroyed. I have the hard cover and the arms were still locked in place and latched. The arms didnt get bent or anything but the material was destroyed. Didnt realize that could happen.
So highway speeds with high crosswinds or driving over 100mph is risky for the awnings.

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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Winds are tough in this part of the world. Yesterday, I 10 was closed from Las Cruces, NM to Lordsburg, AZ state line. It was so bad that the vis was real low, lots of dust and brown skies. 30-40 mph constant winds, with gusts to 60+. It was a good day to stay off the road.

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #17
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There is a wind advisory in effect for the Houston area until tomorrow morning. Gusts of 40 MPH and rain on the way. Drive safely!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #18
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We never travel without our slide locks in the locked position and when it gets uncomfortable for me it's off the highway we go. Don't have to be anywhere usually at any particular schedule so I just don't push anymore.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #19
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Hey Steve can you post a picture of the slide locks installed. I have been searching all over this site and others for a picture showing how they lock inplace. I found mine in the drawer under the couch and originally thought they were for supporting the slide when it was out. So just wanted to see what they look like installed.
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DesertRV - We drove from Benson AZ to Van Horn TX on Sunday and the winds were showing 15 on Weatherunderground but felt much higher. We pulled into Van Horn KOA because of wind. That's the incident I wrote about. I was trying to make Santo TX and Coffee Creek RV Park but bailed to the Van Horn KOA. BTW I highly recommend both parks. The Van Horn KOA has a nice cafe and good Texas brisket. They serve adult beverages too.
When we get home; I'm building a slide bar like the one on our first RV (Monaco Monarch). Safe travels to all.
As I write this we're in Still Meadow RV park in Mt. Vernon, TX because of a wind advisory for I-30.

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