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I would like to know your experiences related to how well an awning stands up to rough weather such as wind and rain?  On the big trip I took in the winter, I only used the awning once I got to a hot location, as I did not want to block the sun when it was cold.  I also was not sure how well it could handle heavy winds and stormy weather.  But... after watching water flowing in under the door during a light rain, I have been trying to think of any way possible to reduce the amount of water that comes into the trailer.  Having the awning out would definitely provide some protection for the door. Hopefully I can learn from others experiences and trailer improvements.
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Abbey2019
Quite honestly I have never known water to come into the trailer under the door, even in a heavy rain. You might want to have a service technician take a look at that.

We live and camp in Florida and use our awning all the time and also have a sun shade that we attach to the awning. Rule of thumb for us is to always anchor the awning "just in case"! 
John & Mary Mulconrey
2019 176S
2018 Dodge RAM LTD
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John & Mary Mulconrey
2019 176S
2018 Dodge RAM LTD
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Great Suggestions John and Mary.  I had three issues with water, two of which have been fixed.  One was water coming in under the door. Another was a leak from inside the trailer that resulted in water leaking out onto the floor. The third issue was water spraying all over when connecting the city water hose. The second two got fixed, but not the one of water coming in under the door. When I took the trailer in to get fixed they told me all they can do is try to replicate the conditions. If they don't see a leak after spraying water on the trailer, they don't fix it.  Unfortunately.  The leak from inside the trailer turned out to be from a pipe connection that was not tight enough.  It's fixed.  Since it doesn't rain much in California this time of year, I haven't been able to check out the trailer in rainy conditions lately.  It would help to have it parked next to a building or another trailer that would help block the wind and rain if there is a prevailing direction that the wind blows during a storm.
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Where did you get your sunshade?
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Abbey2019
http://www.rvshadeshack.com

The one shown in the photo was around $40. 

We also had them make a custom side shade cut on an angle for sites that have no trees or shade whatsoever!! We try for shady spots but sometimes we just don't luck out. We're learning!
John & Mary Mulconrey
2019 176S
2018 Dodge RAM LTD
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Thank you. Excellent.
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Alabama Jim
I have read horror stories about high wind destroying awnings.  I have also seen some awnings in campgrounds waving violently in the wind while the owner was away.  For those reasons we do not use the awning unless we are there to monitor it.  Since we are often out sightseeing, that means we don't use the awning often. At the same time, when we have been in hot weather and sitting out the awning has been great.
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Ralph L Staub
I don’t have a secondary wall/tarp, but I definitely use ratchet straps with dog tie-out stakes. While I wouldn’t leave it out in any serious storms, it does provide stability during light to medium winds, especially on out annual trip to the outer banks where winds tend to be consistent and occasionally problematic.
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Calabrio
When I was at the Sebring race track this spring, a particularly strong, unexpected gust of wind caught the awning, torquing one of the supports.  I had to force it into place to retract it and I'm now about to order a replacement arm for about $150 and a 2 week wait.
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Sorry to hear about the awning misfortune Calabrio. I appreciate your input.
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