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Old 08-25-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Leaking awning Seam

On my 378, the stitched seam that runs the length of my 20' awning about 8" from the roof seems to have stretched the stitching and now leaks pretty badly.

Anyone have an easy solution?
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:05 PM   #2
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I put a thin coat of water resistant clear silicone over the stitch. let dry good be fore rolling up awning. It is very flexible. Later RJD
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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You might try some of that product that text folks use to seal the seams on tents and Pop up. Maybe someone with a pop up can help out here.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:02 PM   #4
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I was told by a tech to use paraffin wax. Rub the wax stick along the stitching and the wax fills the holes. I tried it and it works as advertised.


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Old 08-25-2016, 06:09 PM   #5
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I used this for this problem:

https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Aid-0215...bs_256254011_1
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:53 PM   #6
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leaking seam

My awning top seam leaks if the awning is rolled up because the awning roll creates a pocket for the water to lay as it runs off the roof. It does not leak if the awning is out at least a foot or all the way. Our last TT did not do that because it had gutters. I remember some time ago seeing a metal awning topper that covered the top of the rolled up awning. I wonder if something like that is available.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:14 PM   #7
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All great suggestions. Am going to get some seam sealer and will advise.

Mark, my awning has a metal cover when it is rolled up. 2014 378 XL....
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weathershield

Ya I looked at Dometic online and they have the weathershield for awnings either metal or vinyl. Not sure if they can be installed on existing awning rail with the awning already in place.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:50 PM   #9
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I tried the tent seam sealer and it didn't work. Ran a bead of silicone on the top of the seam. Fixed.


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Old 08-27-2016, 08:55 PM   #10
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Put two coats of the tent sealer on tonight and one on the bottom. Expecting good reasons here in South Florida in the next few days. Will let y'all know what happens. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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