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Old 09-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #11
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Rain run off onto RV door when open

So you had the door moved forward in a custom order? A side view photo would be great to see!


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Old 09-27-2016, 04:49 PM   #12
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Unfortunately there isn't much you are going to be able to do.
To install a longer awning you'd need more room towards the front of your vehicle to mount the arms/bracket. It looks like yours is already as far forward as possible.

Short of rigging some sort of auxiliary, stationary awning that would clamp to the arm, (which you would have to install and remove every time you opened/closed the awning) I think you are stuck with what you have.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:49 PM   #13
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Springerdad, You got it!!! Thanks. However, the Forest River Forester 3011DS 2017 Class C we have does not allow the awning to be any longer due to the location of the passenger cab entry door. So my dilemma is how can I improvise and enjoy using my screen door during the rain? I will see if I can get a picture of the RV in the yard. Due to the location of where we keep it I cannot fully extend the awning but you should be able to see where the end of the awning is directly over and in line with the RV door. Hope this works. Here goes.
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PS. I don't the photo uploaded this time.
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Same picture you already posted. Got a different one directly from the side so we can see the door and awning and how they line up?


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KJCachers, Hello you two. No, no doors were moved. We ordered this particular Forester 2017 3011DS with custom options. It took 3 months. The model itself had the door where it is located. No doors were moved. We wanted/chose this one with the door directly behind the passenger seat rather than having a door further down the side. That would have been the 3051. We liked the long kitchen counter on the passenger side and wanted the passenger seat to be able to swivel. I did not realize that I would have a problem with the location of the door and the awning during the rain. We love this RV and I can live with the awning/door issue. It doesn't always rain. Just was looking to see if anyone else had the same Forester 3011DS and how they managed it. Thank you. Dawn
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:16 PM   #16
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Dawn. I see in that last picture your situation. There's nowhere to mount the awning bracket forward of where it is, so that's all you'll get. Somebody mentioned a detachable add on to give you more coverage. I think That's going to be your best solution. That's a shame they designed it that way. My SOB TT has a similar problem, the door is only 1 foot forward of the slide, and the awning barely covers it. Luckily the slide is there to buffer any wind driven rain. Our setup hasn't been a real problem for us yet as we haven't experienced any heavy rains. Yet.
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Use awning poles and manually tilt the awning so it drains away from the door.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. This is all new to me (using this forum) and hope I can help others down the road later. We sold our 40' Raptor toy hauler and the Ford 350 so we could get into something shorter with less hassle and easier to get in and out of parks. We should have done this 3 years ago. Love it!!
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What happens if the door is only half open?


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It appears to me when the awning is out, the door can only open half way because of the awning arms.
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