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Old 02-19-2019, 09:43 PM   #1
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Keeping awning off slide out

I have a 2018 2650ws UltraLite with a long awning that extends over the slideout. Soon found the awning was rubbing on the edge of the slideout. I contacted FR and my dealer and they replaced the awning. BUT..I told them this would happen again as I feel the awning was installed too low allowing it to contact the slideout and wear. So I am taking steps to prevent premature wear by placing thick pool noodles on the slideout edge. Only time will tell if my solution works.

P.S. The bright yellow matches my Revolution wedge and rear stabilizer pads..LOL.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:34 PM   #2
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I use bright green on mine so I can see them
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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Great idea!
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:35 AM   #4
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I use yellow noodles on the lower edge and sides of my bedroom slideout so as to warn others - slideout is on the curb side, so it can get in the way. It also helps protect my head when I get in the storage compartment under the slide.

I like eds451's idea.
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My parents bought a similar unit by Flagstaff. I bought and installed some 1/2" pipe insulation with the peel and stick edges (black with a slice the entire length of the pipe). It is thinner in diameter, protects the awning, and is glued to the upper lip of the slide. When the slide is closed, it does not interfere with the slide seal, and they do not have to remove and re-install when traveling to new places. As a bonus, it acts as an additional top weather seal when slide is closed.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:49 AM   #6
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Awning

Found this pic, adjusted raised awning. Not sure if it is rain efficient at this angle or not.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:16 AM   #7
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Any chance you could add a photo?

Hi, Thanks for the idea. I have a 20 foot awning that hangs over a huge slide and it always rubs against the top of the slide.
Your idea sounds like a permanent solution. Any chance you can add a picture of how you attached it to the top of the slide without affecting the closing of the slide room?
Many thanks!

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My parents bought a similar unit by Flagstaff. I bought and installed some 1/2" pipe insulation with the peel and stick edges (black with a slice the entire length of the pipe). It is thinner in diameter, protects the awning, and is glued to the upper lip of the slide. When the slide is closed, it does not interfere with the slide seal, and they do not have to remove and re-install when traveling to new places. As a bonus, it acts as an additional top weather seal when slide is closed.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:30 AM   #8
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I might imagine that the awning has several 'settings' for the height of the extended arms, allowing the awning to normally act as a shade, and not touching the slide trim, but adjustable to slope 'down' for rain runoff, if needed. Mine does.

per FR: "Power Awning w/ Adjustable Rain Dump and LED Light Strip"
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Awning adjustment

Thanks for the input. The awning is adjusted so it is straight out with no angle as to help alleviate the rubbing. It still rubs... Possibly a design flaw on FR's part...
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Thanks for the input. The awning is adjusted so it is straight out with no angle as to help alleviate the rubbing. It still rubs... Possibly a design flaw on FR's part...
Even though my 5'ver is an SOB (different brand), it looks to be the same layout.

I have the same slide out and the same issue.

The manufacturer won't admit to this being a 'design flaw'...been there, done that!

I also have the noodles along the top, but I still don't allow the awning to rest on them.

I hardly ever put the awning out all the way because of this...but have learned to live with it
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