I bought a used RV last January. It had a Dometic awning. Last week as I was driving from Mount Rushmore to Colorado, the awning came loose and unfurled, breaking one of the struts loose. I was on a desolate area of highway in Wyoming. Thank goodness another RV er stopped and helped me. He climbed up on the roof and detached the awning which had ripped loose from the roof. He and a Wyoming deputy sheriff assisted me in getting the awning inside the RV through the window. You cannot just dump it on the highway. Big time littering. I did find an RV park owner who took it off my hands. Scared the heck out of me. I am a 68 year old single RVing lady. I was lucky that the other RV gentleman helped me.