A few years back while camped on the SC coast in a big mega park, a big storm blew through, ripped off dozens of awnings. They were stacked up like cord wood up and down the roads, all thru the park. The awning repair guys loved it.
One poor soul had his fly back over his trailer, knocked out the front window of his back side neighbor. A bad day.
Once upon a time when I was just breaking in, we were camping in a State park during one of our hot, humid Southern weekends, ac running full blast. I had noticed that none of the usual water was running off the side (sob) but thought it was so hot the water was evaporating on top. Duh....got a big surprise that Sunday am when I lowered the awning to put it up. Must have been 20 or so gallons of water up there.
Thank goodness AS provides for that.
That same awning, on that same Sunday, got ripped of the side of the trailer less than a quarter mile from my house during a tornatic like storm. We were trying to beat the storm home but it got there first. Took out more than just my awning.
I keep 2 small bungees on mine now when traveling.
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