Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2013, 10:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange Texas
Posts: 609
Send a message via MSN to Tiggerdad
If you will read the last paragraph of my comment that you quoted you will see that the OP said his awning can not be sloped down to drain water.

I am making the assumption, and I may be wrong, that the OP has the shocks on his awning like many have. I initially thought that I could not slope mine until I compressed the shock on the end away from the slide and then tightened the locking knob to hold it in place. I understand, and I may be wrong, that the awning hitting the slide when out is/may be a separate issue.

Op, can you provide more information. I see that you live in Denham Springs. I lived in Gonzales for 30 years and bought my first rig from Dixie RV. I believe they handle Forest River products now. If you purchased from them good luck. They are known to provide poor service. A call to Forest River may help.
__________________

__________________

2013 Crusader 330 MKS
2013 Chevrolet Silverado LT 2500 D/A
Tiggerdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 03:12 AM   #12
Member
 
dhatfield6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 50
Send a message via Skype™ to dhatfield6
DDC, if I retract the awning at all and there is any rain, the 20' of material naturally sagging in the middle even before the rain, pools the water and then drags on the corner of the slide. I've tried this thinking it may run back down the trailer, but no, big pool and worse sag!
__________________

__________________
Doug & Kim
2013 Forest River Thunderbolt XLR 380 AMP, 2013 Ford SD F-450 DRW 4WD CC 172" King Ranch
2012 H-D FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited, 2004 H-D FXSTDSE2 Screamin Eagle Deuce
[FONT=Arial]Trips in 2013-(4) Nights Camped-(56) Trips in 2014-(5), Nights Camped-(60)
Trips in 2015-(4) Nights Camped-(44) Trips in 2016-(2) Nights Camped-(17)
dhatfield6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 03:34 AM   #13
Member
 
dhatfield6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 50
Send a message via Skype™ to dhatfield6
Tigerdad, I cannot slope the awning because it is already on the slide when fully extended. To retract the awning and keep it off the awning there is 0 slope at all and no water runs off, and all collects, thus worsening the situation. The awning can not be sloped due to the height of the slide. Design flaw in my IMO.

The type of awning is a Dometic 9100 Power Awning.

Berryland handles the Forest River product and they are the ones that told me that I was extending the awning too far, thus the reason the fabric was touching the slide. Remedy: retract the slide. Not the answer and not the last they'll here from me!

I'm still waiting for an answer from Diane at Forest River, but my real concern is, if it is a design flaw, what will Forest River do for ME to make it right! I'm aware there is a problem and I'm afraid Forest River must be aware as well.
__________________
Doug & Kim
2013 Forest River Thunderbolt XLR 380 AMP, 2013 Ford SD F-450 DRW 4WD CC 172" King Ranch
2012 H-D FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited, 2004 H-D FXSTDSE2 Screamin Eagle Deuce
[FONT=Arial]Trips in 2013-(4) Nights Camped-(56) Trips in 2014-(5), Nights Camped-(60)
Trips in 2015-(4) Nights Camped-(44) Trips in 2016-(2) Nights Camped-(17)
dhatfield6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orange Texas
Posts: 609
Send a message via MSN to Tiggerdad
Good luck with finding a solution. Yes it does sound like a design flaw or improper installation. Hopefully you get a solution without additional holes in the side of the rig.
__________________

2013 Crusader 330 MKS
2013 Chevrolet Silverado LT 2500 D/A
Tiggerdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #15
Member
 
dhatfield6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 50
Send a message via Skype™ to dhatfield6
See the below e-mail corespondance with Forest River

Doug,
Please see email below from Plant manager… and yes these awnings do dump the water. We had our annual EXPO 2 weeks ago and it poured the one day and the awning automatically dumps the water off… I almost got drenched a couple times.
Diane


From: Bob (XLR Plant Manager)
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 5:25 PM
To: Diane Daly
Subject: RE: 2nd request..... D5156659 380AMP DOM 2/12/13 DOP 2/22/13 Power Patio Awning



The awnings on the unit are what we currently use. They cannot be raised anymore. This is a 0-3 degree set up on the arms that Dometic has set up. With this set up there is no possible way that the awning are going to slope 9-10” . It does have an automatic dump feature as we seen at the show.

So I am stuck with an awning that holds water over the extended slide back to the RV!
__________________
Doug & Kim
2013 Forest River Thunderbolt XLR 380 AMP, 2013 Ford SD F-450 DRW 4WD CC 172" King Ranch
2012 H-D FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited, 2004 H-D FXSTDSE2 Screamin Eagle Deuce
[FONT=Arial]Trips in 2013-(4) Nights Camped-(56) Trips in 2014-(5), Nights Camped-(60)
Trips in 2015-(4) Nights Camped-(44) Trips in 2016-(2) Nights Camped-(17)
dhatfield6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #16
Member
 
Mantisfactory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 70
My 380 dumps water automatically when enough water collects on top,if you do slope it it will touch corner of slide,I haven't had any problems with water standing on awning without draining off.
__________________
Mantisfactory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhatfield6 View Post
See the below e-mail corespondance with Forest River

Doug,
Please see email below from Plant manager… and yes these awnings do dump the water. We had our annual EXPO 2 weeks ago and it poured the one day and the awning automatically dumps the water off… I almost got drenched a couple times.
Diane


From: Bob (XLR Plant Manager)
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 5:25 PM
To: Diane Daly
Subject: RE: 2nd request..... D5156659 380AMP DOM 2/12/13 DOP 2/22/13 Power Patio Awning



The awnings on the unit are what we currently use. They cannot be raised anymore. This is a 0-3 degree set up on the arms that Dometic has set up. With this set up there is no possible way that the awning are going to slope 9-10” . It does have an automatic dump feature as we seen at the show.

So I am stuck with an awning that holds water over the extended slide back to the RV!
Just pull/tilt one side lower than the other and lock it there.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2017, 02:30 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 58
My 2013 380amp catches on the slide. Big rub mark. .

Collects water on top of the large slide, have water leaked in by the door when it pours out like niagra falls

Sent from my SM-G900P using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________

__________________
jb4xx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2013, awning, slide, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 PM.