During our 6000 mile trip to the West coast a gust of wind flipped our (like new) awning
up and over the top of our 1995 13 foot Scamp
. My fault - I did not have the poles staked into the ground because the wind was dead calm. Maybe it had something to do with being near Wind Cave. LOL.
The cover flipped over and hit the open escape
hatch and pushed down on it breaking the cheap plastic holder for the inside handle. No other damage to the hatch. The plastic part was not available so I decided to have the entire unit replaced by Scamp
. I probably could have made a part myself.
The gust was strong enough to twist the Dometic A&E Catalina base and pop out two screw heads that hold it to the brackets attached to the trailer. It will be an easy fix to put a couple of washers or use larger screws to reattach the frame to the brackets. I have the two brackets which were not damaged. I am pretty sure there was no other damage to the inside, including the sun cover which is like new. I just rolled it back up and finished the last leg of our trip. We rarely used the cover and have the instructions with parts list.
If someone would like the parts they are welcome to them. I would have simply fixed this myself but decided to have a new Fiamma awing installed by Scamp
too. They, by the way, did a great job and we love the new awning
. I also noticed the new escape
hatches have gotten rid of the plastic holder.
I will not ship these parts but if someone lives nearby St. Paul, Minnesota arrangements can be made to look at them if you want them. I live about 25 miles northeast of St. Paul in Stillwater.
You can send me a private message - I think...
I will attach few pictures of the awning