A word of advice to funsters thinking of buying a porch awning. We have a Sunncamp Aspect Awning which we bought at the Peterborough Show in April this year - some of you will remember us giving a Masterclass in awning erection!! We have used it in total for about 10 weeks in the UK this summer(??). On our France / Italy / Spain trip this autumn we have only used it for 6 days last week in Orgiva, Andalucia. Not a lot of use really and apart from the usual Peak District "breeze" nothing to write home about with the weather - certainly the only sun it encountered was at the Stratford Show ( Masterclass number 2!) We had a disaster last Monday morning - after about 3 hours of strong wind Rex got up at 8.30 and the roof had ripped off the awning! It was still attached down one side but had completely ripped away on 3 sides - not the seam but the actual fabric had ripped. We cleared everything out of it and then dismantled it. I sent an email to the manufacturer complete with photographs. I received a very promt reply stating:- It looks from the photos as if the material has failed due to UV degradation and wind damage, which is not covered under the warranty. The awning is only designed for occasional use in fair to moderate weather conditions. I replied pointing out the amount and type of use it has had and have not yet received a reply. :Angry: I also told them I would be putting a warning on various Motorhome Forums as people were buying their product to use very much in the same way as us. I have given them 5 days grace and as there is no reply I am now posting this thread. Let it be a warning - if it looks like it COULD rain or the wind COULD blow or the sun COULD shine - take your awning down! Or use it indoors!! Has anyone else encountered these problems? I'm going to try and patch it up a little with Duck Tape - we'll have the smartest awning in Conil!! We really need somewhere to store stuff like tables and chairs and also to cook in so hopefully Duck Tape will perform better than Sunncamp!!