It's important to note that we are not talking about the same kind of awning on all these trailers. The Carefree Fiesta awning that came standard on our Escape
is a breeze to put up and take down, is very durable, and can withstand winds with no issues, provided they are not violent gusts like with a thunderstorm.
The awnings some others are talking about are much flimsier, more difficult to put up, and easily damaged with winds. If I owned one of those, I might feel differently about awnings.