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Old 01-21-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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Slide awnings and wind

If I put awnings on my slides (8' & 4') do I need to be concerned about the wind as with a normal awning?

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #6
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They tend to lose air when it's 7 degrees.....
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #7
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does anyone know where to get these awning air wedges? I have not seen them.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:30 AM   #8
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Try online:
www.awningairwedge.com
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