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Old 06-26-2014, 10:44 AM   #11
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You are OVER extending your awning.

In a properly extended awning, the material needs 1/4 wrap on top to stiffen the material and prevent pooling. The "flap" should hang straight down and the flap slot should face out (away from the camper). This will mean the accessory slot will face the camper and not face down...
Only problem is if you hang a sunscreen in the groove, the awning will automatically roll to form the valley as the top material groove and the sunscreen groove are not 180 degrees apart. If the tube is tilted, the groove/valley is not a problem anyway. Been doing it for years with no problem.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:17 PM   #12
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Only problem is if you hang a sunscreen in the groove, the awning will automatically roll to form the valley as the top material groove and the sunscreen groove are not 180 degrees apart. If the tube is tilted, the groove/valley is not a problem anyway. Been doing it for years with no problem.
With the awning poles, the location of the groove does not seem to matter.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #13
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Why is your awning extended in the rain anyway? My understanding is to only extend it when you are using it, and it is only to shade you from the sun.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:55 PM   #14
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My Yorkies do like the awning out to do their business.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:47 PM   #15
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Why would you retract your awning just for rain. Unless it is windy I like to keep it out
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:54 PM   #16
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With the awning poles, I set the tilt, tie it down and we never take the awning in unless they are predicting 25+mph winds.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:46 PM   #17
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self dumping

Hi our 195Bh awning is self-dumping. But i do raise the front of the trailer a bit while it is raining so the awning dumps at the back not near the door at the front. I did notice my awning frame has an hinge point that is normally straight when the awning is out. I have found that during the rain that if i pull down on that hinge it loosens the awning on that end and cause it to dump more often with less water/weight buildup. just be sure to straighten it out before storing the awning.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:56 PM   #18
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Its Easier to just tilt the awning and lock the arms.

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:13 PM   #19
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true but our awning is not tilt adjustable like the older "carefree" and "domenic" ones. simply "unlock" and pull out. there are no sliding adjustable arms on the ends.
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true but our awning is not tilt adjustable like the older "carefree" and "domenic" ones. simply "unlock" and pull out. there are no sliding adjustable arms on the ends.
Is it an electric unit?

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