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Old 06-20-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Question Awning Doesn't Cover Entry Door

The awning on our 2008 Silverback just barely covers the entry door. The slide out is too close to the door to be repositioned. So, every time it rains, the entry steps get soaked and occasionally the door has to be closed during a rain storm.

Can anyone suggest a way to cover the 4-inch gap between the awning and the support arm and keep the rain of the steps?
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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You could slide the awning material over on the tube and where it attaches to the camper and gain about 1-1/2". You would have to remove the screws in the rail the material slides in, deploy the awning and work the material over and then re-insert the screws in the track. I would then pop rivet thru the side hem into the tube on both ends to keep the material from moving.

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Old 06-20-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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Be glad it at least sort of covers the door. When we were looking at trailers there was one I saw that had dual entry doors. And the awning smack dab in the middle of them, covering neither.

Based on your photos, I'd say you have two options to keep the door dry:

1) More expensive option: Move the entire awning over so the arm is on the other side of the slide out. Depending on how big your slide is you might need a bigger awning to boot.
2) Redneck option: Drape a tarp on that one side of the awning. To avoid water coming in you'd need to ensure the tarp goes on top of the awning, then run ropes across the awning to the front. Make sure you slope the front down to let water runoff in that direction. Next, at the bottom of the tarp you'd want to run those to some kind of tie-down so it's not flapping around on you.

Note: If I were to attempt option #2 my DW would divorce me. She hates when I 'concoct' stuff like this. But it would block the rain.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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OC's suggestion is a good one, but I don't think you will get the effect you are looking for. I would look at sewing a strip of Velcro to the underside of the awning and get some awning type material (maybe 3' or 4 ' wide x 6' or 7' long). Velcro on the short end. This would attach to the awning, next to the door, and act as a rain shield. It won't keep all the water out, but should keep the door and steps from getting soaked. It would be a pain to put on and take off though.
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