Originally Posted by Bill in Redlands
Needless to say, I was quite surprised as well. I typically retract the awning until it wants to reverse and then make sure it is as close as possible. The old style that I had on prior rigs had a clamp designed into the support that would have prevented this.
I doubt that there is a locked position - I suspect the only thing holding it is the motor winding itself. I never would have thought that the wind could have got the process started.
Maybe that was the problem? I've never had an electric awning that wanted to reverse when it was fully retracted; but they do "reverse" when extending them too far and will actually wrap back up with the awning under the roll rather than on top of the roll.