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Old 04-04-2009, 12:25 PM   #15
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It's wise to think of the awning as JUST a sun shade.

Rain is usually accompanied by wind. I know, I know, the guy next to ya has left his awning out for the past 6 months, you've watched it billowing in 40 mph winds, loaded down with 150 gallons of rain water and nothing, it just holds up as if by magical powers. I've lost an awning to drizzle at 2am in the morning, and yes my neighbors awning stayed fully deployed and by the morning his looked like a dairy cows utter!

I retract my awning every night.
I retract my awning if I leave the trailer
I retract my awning if it flaps the slightest.

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Old 04-04-2009, 01:19 PM   #16
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Awning tie down

Here are photos of what I use to tie down my awning.
Two ratchet tie down straps from Wall Mart.They are hooked to long METAL stakes driven into the ground.
I had my awning damaged on a really nice day when a Dust Devil hit the rear end of the awning and put on the roof of the trailer.Since then I have used the tie down straps.
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