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Old 08-13-2016, 10:36 AM   #351
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I'm really curious (read, nervous) to see how that large unbraced awning holds up against those stiff sea breezes and occasional rain downpours when camping on the gulf coast. Does it come from the manufacturer with a warning to not use if steady winds or gusts exceed some specified speed? And if so, what is the wind speed warning?
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there is a thread New 2017 or something like that, where the new awning was discussed at length...perhaps the moderators can post the link or a search will find it....it supposedly has wind/rain sensors to automatically retract it
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:55 PM   #352
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Most rv awnings have a warning/disclaimer that the awning is not for rain protection, strictly for shade. In addition any winds guts should be avoided. Simple and straight forward.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:26 PM   #353
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That's not what the manual for my Carefree Fiesta awning says.

It says, "if wind or extended periods of rain are expected, roll up the awning and secure for travel".
It also says, "If the awning is extended during rain, position one arm at minimum pitch and the other arm at maximum pitch. This will provide slope to allow the water to run off and prevent pooling."

I use mine all the time for rain protection and only retract it if I expect strong wind. The new awnings will retract themselves if they detect strong wind or if rain pools.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:12 PM   #354
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I'm really curious (read, nervous) to see how that large unbraced awning holds up against those stiff sea breezes and occasional rain downpours when camping on the gulf coast. Does it come from the manufacturer with a warning to not use if steady winds or gusts exceed some specified speed? And if so, what is the wind speed warning?
I would think common sense would prevail with your awning. We've never left ours out on any of our previous trailers if it's windy. However, this awning is suppose to close if winds pick up. I'm not sure we will test it that way. So far, it has worked like a champ under normal use.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:58 PM   #355
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Very nice! That's a huge bathroom window! Looking good... Maybe one day I'll see it if/when you ever bring it home to Texas...
Hi Mary,

We are home now. Just let us know when.
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You know when you get back to Texas that there will be stream of "in waiting " people wanting to come and visit. Put our name on the list.
Hi Ginger,

Let us know when you want to see it.
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I talked with Dave the delivery driver late yesterday. He was in Wyoming at the time being blown all over the road by the storms. He is a day or two behind where he wanted to be due to the bad weather along with a blowout, but is still chugging along with his deliveries to Texas, then Florida and finally to us in Nashville
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I talked with Dave the delivery driver late yesterday. He was in Wyoming at the time being blown all over the road by the storms. He is a day or two behind where he wanted to be due to the bad weather along with a blowout, but is still chugging along with his deliveries to Texas, then Florida and finally to us in Nashville
We are in Wyoming so if we see him we will lead him your way.

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That is ironic, someone from Tennessee who is in Wyoming meeting someone on the way to Tennessee.....
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