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scottz
01-21-2007, 12:40 PM
If I put awnings on my slides (8' & 4') do I need to be concerned about the wind as with a normal awning?

Thanks

billr
01-21-2007, 11:22 PM
Slideout awnings are usually "Toppers" and are not effected by wind. They roll in and out with the slideout. Some folks have had flapping issues with some toppers, but I haven't. There are some models avail now that have some supports that keep them tight and avoid any flapping and water trapping. I think they are made by Carefree.

There are also slideout awnings that roll out as well, but also have extendable
feature to give shade to a window below. These if extended, would be subject to wind issues.

Cheers,
Bill

gr8adventure
03-21-2009, 09:06 PM
I purchased a product called Awning Air Wedge for underneath my toppers, I have four toppers. They also prevent water from pooling on the toppers.

hitchup
03-22-2009, 08:38 AM
We have 3 toppers on our 3 slides. Since we were spending winter in windy VA, we bought 3 Air Wedges and one blew out within the month. Other 2 didn't fare much better. But I least I saw the 2nd one blow out and made DH run out and grab it before it flew away. LOL

They are now packed away in our basement.

gr8adventure
03-22-2009, 11:19 AM
Wow, I live in Central Ohio, and it is very windy here, and I have never had mine blow out from underneath my toppers...sounds as if you did not have them inflated enough.

hitchup
03-23-2009, 10:14 AM
They tend to lose air when it's 7 degrees.....

rockyman
02-04-2010, 05:46 PM
does anyone know where to get these awning air wedges? I have not seen them.

hitchup
02-05-2010, 09:30 AM
Try online:
www.awningairwedge.com