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Old 07-13-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
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Anyone down here in Myrtle beach this week?
What a storm we had on Wed.

Never seen so many destroyed awnings. Even the ones that were tied down , the canvas ripped right off.

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Anyone down here in Myrtle beach this week?
What a storm we had on Wed.

Never seen so many destroyed awnings. Even the ones that were tied down , the canvas ripped right off.

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Old 07-14-2007, 03:56 AM   #3
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I learned with my second travel trailer that even with the awning hardward tied down tight, you could still lose the awning fabric in a storm....took one strong wind gust and about 15 seconds to rip the fabric right off the rail on the trailer.
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Got the official numbers from the office staff here at Lakewood in Myrtle beach.

Between the two campgrounds here Lakewood and Pirateland, 139 destroyed awnings from a 5 minute thunderstorm.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:11 AM   #5
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I was in FL in Feb 2004. We had a microburst hit about midnight. Lasted about a minute. All awnings that were extended were destroyed. The wind and rain actually bent the fins over on roof top AC units. The green chairs in some of the photos were around the pool and blown 100's of feet around the campground!

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Old 07-15-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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Good pics. Very sad though.

Tie downs and hurricane straps just delay you when you are trying to raise your awning during a storm.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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Like they said, tie downs only prolong bringing in the awning. Mine does not say out at night or when we are gone.

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Regrettably, when you do finally read the fine print in the awning manual, you learn their purpose is to provide SHADE and not intended to be used when it's raining...

If I leave the coach, or when the sun isn't out, the awning is stowed...
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Knowledge of possible weather conditions is a must prior to extending an awning.
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The micro burst that came thru the area was a narrow system. I was 10 miles west on rt 501 around the rt 544 intersection and ran into HEAVY rain.
When I arrived home about 9 miles from the Beach I noticed that we had not had rain. What I did see was my patio furniture, gas grille and flower pots laying on the side lawn. DW said we had a gust of wind that blew the furniture, but no rain.
This type of weather reinforces my use of a weather radio when traveling, for alerts from the weather service.
A few years ago we were staying in Pirate Land for a week end and had dime size hail embedded in a storm. This was interesting and the noise on the roof was unreal. I was really concerned with the sky light in the shower, thankfully no damage.
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The staff at Pirateland had warning of the system probably minutes before it arrived and were standing outside the office with hand held sirens that could only be heard by the campers up front.

I think for what they charge it couldnt hurt to put some speakers thoughout the park and near the beach.

People were running from the beach in a panic as if a tsunamai was chasing them.
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If anyone needs awning repairs
Grand Strand RV, Myrtle Beach
843-238-3329
On site and at their shop, very good people

Ocean Lakes Campground has an awning repair shop also
Not sure if PL and Lakewood have them also
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Lakewood doesn't... hey chief, I'll give ya big wave when Ipass through on the way to the Gold Coast this weekend!
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