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Old 08-29-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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I was looking at the street side window awning and I noticed there is not any way to fasten this down to the trailer when in transit.
Should there be a travel latch of some sort to hold this awning down? Will passing truck winds possibly tear up this awning?
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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i had a new one of these installed last winter up at P&S in Ohio......Really glad I did as it helps cool the interior a lot. Anyway, yes, you should have a latch, kinda like an old fashioned door screen hook, that is attached to the trailer just above the mid-point of the awning.
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I was looking at the street side window awning and I noticed there is not any way to fasten this down to the trailer when in transit.
Should there be a travel latch of some sort to hold this awning down? Will passing truck winds possibly tear up this awning?
Call Zip Dee at 800-3382378, ask for Linda and order that travel latch.

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I have them on both ends, installed after I took a side gust on the Oregon coast and
had both awnings come open!
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Will do!
Thanks all for your comments.

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They only cost around $15 and can be installed in a few minutes. My awning came with one in the box.

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...Should there be a travel latch of some sort...
the latches weren't used at the time your unit was made.

i'm not sure when they first became available, but NOW they are standard on all units.

with good spring tension opening during travel shouldn't happen,

but as the awning ages or IF the spring isn't wound up, it can and will fly open.

my old moho (after 15 years of use) used to extend the streetside awning during some cross winds...

drivers in that lane always found this intersting...

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I was cleaning the awning last night and I remember a conversation I had overheard on a vacation to the Badlands in South Dakota a few years back. Several of the trailers and motorhomes that came into the campground that evening had been traveling I-90 and had been battling severe crosswind - many of the units came in with twisted awnings or awnings that had been completely torn from the RV's.
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and it's likely that dealing with those reports is how the latches came to exist.

zipdee makes great awnings,

but they don't function well as a spinnaker sail or airfoil...

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I was looking at the street side window awning and I noticed there is not any way to fasten this down to the trailer when in transit.
Should there be a travel latch of some sort to hold this awning down? Will passing truck winds possibly tear up this awning?
My '77 nor my '86 have the travel latch on the street side awning and it has never been a problem.
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