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Old 04-20-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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Water pooling on slide awning?

We finally got our 280DS out for her maiden voyage and all went well but we did have a fairly heavy rain one morning. When we were leaving the next day, I brought the main slide in and water off the awning just rolled off in sheets. Thank heavens I'd shut the windows first! The small slide with the bed, had no water on it's awning.

Is that normal or should the awning have more tension on it?

If that's normal, I guess it'd be a good practice to retract the slides after a rain and dump the water.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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We finally got our 280DS out for her maiden voyage and all went well but we did have a fairly heavy rain one morning. When we were leaving the next day, I brought the main slide in and water off the awning just rolled off in sheets. Thank heavens I'd shut the windows first! The small slide with the bed, had no water on it's awning.

Is that normal or should the awning have more tension on it?

If that's normal, I guess it'd be a good practice to retract the slides after a rain and dump the water.
It sounds like the tension needs adjusting on that slide topper. The procedure is straight forward and in the manual for the toppers. If you don't feel comfortable doing it on a ladder, have your dealer do it when it is in for inspection or warranty work.
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Karen, may I ask, why did you choose the 280DS, did you check any other models that size?
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We always adjusted one side down that way if it rained the water won't pool. Another good tip is to never leave your awning extended overnight. Two things can happen. One, a gust of wind could rip it right off. Two, you can forget about it and take off with it extended like I did. So, from now on ours is retracted when we are not outside.
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We always adjusted one side down that way if it rained the water won't pool. Another good tip is to never leave your awning extended overnight. Two things can happen. One, a gust of wind could rip it right off. Two, you can forget about it and take off with it extended like I did. So, from now on ours is retracted when we are not outside.
You need awning hold down poles. We deploy ours if staying over for more than one night and never take it in until we are getting ready to leave. High winds and rain are not a problem. SYE can vouch for this.
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Not sure how the weather is in your area, but here in OH it can get pretty crazy. Last year when we had a permanent site, we saw two coaches with the awnings turned into pretzels. One had the poles you speak of. The other one had a sunshade anchored to the ground. Oh, and one trailer had one of those permanent aluminum awnings that was flipped right on top of the trailer.
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You need awning hold down poles. We deploy ours if staying over for more than one night and never take it in until we are getting ready to leave. High winds and rain are not a problem. SYE can vouch for this.
I think the OP is talking about a topper not his main awning............I do not think your poles will help that at all. He said when he brought his slide in. It's okay we know you have CRS...... Hitting the stuff kinda of early, what are you putting in your coffee?
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Not sure how the weather is in your area, but here in OH it can get pretty crazy. Last year when we had a permanent site, we saw two coaches with the awnings turned into pretzels. One had the poles you speak of. The other one had a sunshade anchored to the ground. Oh, and one trailer had one of those permanent aluminum awnings that was flipped right on top of the trailer.
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I think the OP is talking about a topper not his main awning............I do not think your poles will help that at all. He said when he brought his slide in. It's okay we know you have CRS...... Hitting the stuff kinda of early, what are you putting in your coffee?
Was answering alparmmer, not the OP. Need new glasses or are you DRUNK again/still?
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To the OP, now that I realize you are speaking of the slide's awning, ours do the same thing on both sides.
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