Originally Posted by terry735001
seen a guy here in holt FL with his awning out we all know FL and wind and rain can come any time 45 mpr gust of wind sent hes awning in to and over 3 rvs
RV 3 has the pipe from the awning stuck 3 feet into the wall hes awning was not the only one to come off that day but was the only one that hit any thing
and you see it all the time down here ppl the put out there awnings tie themdown and think there ok they go in to town or late at night with them still out
My MH has sit in Florida 7 months every year for the last 15 years.
With the awning out 24/7 tied down.
Only 2 times I have put it up was when Wilma and one other hurricane was coming this way. Wilma made it here the other one didn't.
There is less chance of getting high winds after the sun goes down in FL then in the daytime. If a big gust comes up, no one is fast enough to get their awning up even if they are inside the RV.
A few years ago I had a awning go onto the roof with braces and all while in Indiana.
It wasn't tied down at the time. And a real strong gust come through without warning while I was inside the MH having breakfast around 8AM.
Before the gust, the air was calm with maybe 5 MPH wind. No dark clouds anywhere in the area.
OH!! I had Camping World awning insurance on it.
They replaced it with a new one with no out of pocket $$$$ for me.
CW also replaced a window awning Wilma took off even though it was rolled up.