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Old 04-27-2015, 07:09 AM   #1
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Window Awnings & Wind?

How much wind can window awnings take? We've not had them before and I can't find documentation that tells me. They seem pretty secure and the strap that opens them then attaches to the coach is a wide netting type of strap.

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Old 04-27-2015, 09:04 AM   #2
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How much wind can window awnings take? We've not had them before and I can't find documentation that tells me. They seem pretty secure and the strap that opens them then attaches to the coach is a wide netting type of strap.

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We leave our window awnings out all the time.We have Carefree awnings and I remember taking them down maybe 1 time at all this past winter in Fl.
I watch the big patio awning very closely but never worry about the front door awning nor the windows.

If know a big storm is coming I might take them down and I may even pull in the slides but day to day I don't WORRY about them. There is plenty else to worry about all the time!

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I very seldom pull the window awnings in. My decision making process is pretty simple...if the wind really picks up, the first time the thought jumps into my mind that I should think about retracting the window awnings...that's what I do.
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I don't worry about window awnings as you say they are very stable. Patio awning is a different matter. The awning flapping in the wind will tell us it's time to bring it in.
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When the wind gets strong enough that the pull down strap starts vibrating, I get out and roll them up.
I've seen others in the park put a 180 degree twist in the strap to stop the vibration, but if the wind gets that strong, I prefer to have them up.
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I don't now how much but I have seen a nice MH with them folded up 4 of them. My input is why take a chance put them up along with the main awning.
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Hook em up and roll em up. It doesn't take but a minute. If you get a bad wind blast, the collateral damage from ANY awning can be atrocious!
A 70mph gust hit my neighbor. He lost them all and had a roof full of holes. While I had coffee. Took him 7 weeks to recover. Guess I like my rig more than he did his?
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Thanks guys! Looks like some roll 'em and some don't but it sounds like 70mph is too much.

I'm sure they can take more wind than the big patio awning so I won't worry too much unless there is a big storm on the way. I'm probably over cautious on the door & patio awnings though since the angle they stop at seems like it would catch and magnify the slightest breeze. I've never given the wind sensors on them a chance to see if they really work.
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You got it!
It's only a matter of how lucky you feel when you have no clue when the big gust will hit.
Everyone responds in their own way to the risk factors.
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There's not much that will ruin them when out.....just too small of a surface area. The bigger concern is during high side winds when driving. They'll often unfurl and then smack back in. That's when they need a strap around the arm to keep them closed or park the coach until the wind subsides.
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