It can happen in mountainous areas where sudden winds cascade down from the mountain tops, or in the desert when a sandstorm quickly erupts nearby, raises havoc, and as quickly passes by leaving localized destruction.
It’s easy to think that you will always see these events coming and be there to roll up your awning. But until you are caught away from your rig, it’s hard to imagine what damage can fall upon your home-on-wheels. But it doesn’t have to happen this way.
With a simple tie down system, you would have survived the windy blasts with little or no damage. The tie down also provides peace of mind while you are away from your rig. It is not always convenient or considered that a wind will blow through so you ignore rolling up your awning whenever you leave your rig.
Valterra Products Happy Hook Awning Tie-Down fully rotates awning tube to keep fabric tight, preventing the flapping in a wind that causes the damage and can rip the fabric. Simply unhook the line for quick take down when its time to roll up the awning. It also keeps the tie-down pressure on the main support and eliminates separation of awning fabric from RV side wall.
You can find the Happy Hook on Amazon.