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Old 05-20-2019, 07:51 AM   #1
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How many of you use your awning

How many people use their awning while camping

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:53 AM   #2
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #3
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In Florida it stays out all winter, on the Pacific coast it never goes out and other places it all depends on the weather.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:58 AM   #4
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I would like to use mine more than I do but it is a Carefree Mirage and it is so weak that I am scared to have it out in the least amount of wind. Just a crappy awning.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:08 AM   #5
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Book says awnings are retracted when wind reaches 22mph. I take my awnings in at 15mph. Never leave them out when I'm gone or overnight. It seems that when in the desert, dust devils are attracted to my motorhome, so even though it's hot, awnings don't go out.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:09 AM   #6
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We use the motorized one on our Sunstar more than we used the manual one on the Suncruiser. I put it out to shade the side when we are loading, and when it's raining to make a drier place to get in and out of the camper (unless it's windy).

And, when warranted, it's deployed on a trip for shade, too.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:15 AM   #7
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I put out my awning most every day to block the sun. Usually have to retract it by early afternoon as the wind gets strong here in Arizona.

As well, I take it out, even in winter at least once a week to let it dry, keep mold/mildew and/or bugs from getting in and making it a home.

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Old 05-20-2019, 09:48 AM   #8
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Almost every day. Bring it in for wind over 15mph or heavy rain. Usually in at night.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:55 AM   #9
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It's the first thing out when we set up camp, and the last thing in. If wind or thunderstorm roll through then I'll bring it in, and right back out again when safe. Camping in Florida the awning goes a LONG way in help to keep the inside of the RV cool - not to mention sitting outside under it.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:55 AM   #10
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Only on calm rainy days or to block the sun. On average, it's maybe twice a month for us and depends on where we are parked.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:09 AM   #11
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I just changed from manuell to motor awning what a difference so easy but installation not so easy . Getting older and lazier.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:18 AM   #12
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TO answer OPs question

Extending awning is one of the required set up actions.
Then the chairs/table and Welcome Cocktail

Awning stays out until WIND

Awning also gets retracted each night before lights out ----no fun running outside at 3AM to put it away in a wind storm
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:29 AM   #13
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We have two Paramount awnings on the motorhome that go out when the sun is up. They both retract when the wind dictates. Sometimes it is just a gust that lifts them up. We also have two Sunsetter awnings at one of our homes that go out every sunny day, but also retract when the wind comes out. Just wish there was a way to get them to re extend 10 minutes after auto retraction to try it again till the wind brings them in.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:00 AM   #14
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We leave ours out, anchored, unless high winds are forecast.

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