Originally Posted by rrank
Not a scientist Mike, but the point of using a bag of stones INSTEAD of staking the poles is to give it buoyancy! Try it it's amazing. We have hooked the ropes under the camper so we could still be away from the sleeping kids in a torrential rain storm.
I understand that, but still at some point the wind speed could become high enough to overcome the system weight
and push the whole thing upward disastrously. I'm just wondering what that wind speed would be. After all, the batwing awning
would make a splendid sail (for a few seconds before it got destroyed) if it were lifted too high by a gust. Storm gusts of 50 to 70 mph are not rare; would this awning
survive such a gust, I wonder?