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Old 06-04-2019, 05:01 PM   #1
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We have a 2014 360 XL. The awning is pieced together about 8-12 inches away from top thus making a seam. Everytime is rains, water leaks thru the seam. I cannot believe that my awning is the only one in the world seamed together. So, we bought some awning tape thinking we could apply it and waterproof the awning. Anybody done this? How is a person supposed to hold the material to apply the tape when it’s 12 ft up?
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:29 PM   #2
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Tape the top of the awning from the roof of the RV?
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:31 PM   #3
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Tape the top of the awning from the roof of the RV?


Thanks for the idea. Had not thought about that.
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Thanks for the idea. Had not thought about that.
It is leaking from the holes for the stiching. go to Walmart or Academy sport and buy a bottle of seam sealer (used for tents) and spread a thin coat of it on the seam from the top
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It is leaking from the holes for the stiching. go to Walmart or Academy sport and buy a bottle of seam sealer (used for tents) and spread a thin coat of it on the seam from the top


Thanks for your suggestion.
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I have a 2017 369xl and mine does the exact same thing. Leaks where the 2 pieces are stitched together 8/10” down from roof.
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I have a 2017 369xl and mine does the exact same thing. Leaks where the 2 pieces are stitched together 8/10” down from roof.


Have you tried anything to stop the leaking?
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Have you tried anything to stop the leaking?


If your awning is like mine it extends straight out from unit with no pitch. Thus water collects on top and if not enough to auto dump it just sits there and drips through stitching. So now what I do is when we set up I simply drop front of awning manually down several inches so water doesn’t collect.
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If you have the Solera awnings, you can just grab the awning arm and pull it down to angle it on one or both ends. There's a sticker on ours to that effect. When it retracts it just straightens itself up.

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Ray, thanks for the suggestion. Will check out my awning brand.
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