Fiamma awning ripped out..
This last weekend a somewhat "mild" wind picked up my extended awning while we were camping, and it brought it just about vertical. When I went to go stake the awning legs into the ground I noticed that it had ripped the mounting bolts out from the side of the van. Upon further looking at the entire situation, it appears as if the Ford van wall thickness is fairly thin compared to the overall weight of the awning, and it didn't stand a chance.
Has anyone else had a similar situation happen to them? Or, does anyone have a suggestion on how to improve the mounting of these awnings?
Thanks in advance.