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Old 10-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Wind :(

I know wind is the enemy of the big awning (don't ask how I know this) but how does the slide-out awning fare when the wind is up? I'm just a touch gun-shy now and have the urge to pull in the slide when the wind starts banging the awning around. Is this a valid worry? What do you do?
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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This is a valid question...you gotta do what you think is best.

We have a slide/awning that is just over 20' long. While camping in the east Texas flatlands, we experienced some of the worst winds we have ever had this RV in.

We did not retract the slide. But it might have been a good idea, because we now have a small tear in the slide/awning edge where it connects to the wall mounting rail. And ya'know the tear will only get worse.

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Old 10-08-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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If the slide toppers get too loud we pull the slides in to protect them. Normally it's been in the late evenings, typically storms, so not a big deal. So what is too loud you ask? Any time I think it might cost me money! It is much easier to pull the slide in that to replace a slide topper.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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I would bring the slides in during a windstorm. With my 5er I can still access the fridge,stove ,cupboards and bedroom. Never thought of it though. But I have heard those toppers making a racket from time to time when its been a bit windy.
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