Perhaps my original post was misunderstood. I do have the 3 position wind sensor..low, med, high and it works as designed. However, as FireUp noted, IMO if you disable the wind sensor it won't take much of a wind gust to damage the rather flimsy awning hardware. So, my point was, and continues to be, that these auto awnings are generally only designed to be used in calm winds. Even with that, they provide little rain protection.
I am at Myrtle Beach now and have toured the entire RV park (nearly 700 sites) on my bike today. It is rather windy....15 - 20 mph winds. Folks with the manual awnings have them deployed, tied down with straps and enjoy the shade. I have seen only a few (maybe 3) RV's with their automatic awnings (of any brand) deployed, and those were in the sites most distant from the beach and they were flapping and shaking more than I would like.
I saw none of the many higher end rigs here with their auto awnings out. So, it seems a shame to have coaches that sell for prices well north of $300K with awnings we realistically cannot use at a beach.
'07 Country Coach Allure 470 Siskiyou Summit #31578, Cummins ISL 425; 2014 Ford F150 toad; Air Force One Toad Brake.
Glen Allen, VA; Smith Mountain Lake, VA.