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Old 03-20-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Keeping the water out of awning...

So at our season opener along with a bunch of others here at our campground. I am trying to find out why my awning always holds water no matter what I do to try to keep it out. Watched others show up through out the Day who didn't need to do the moldy awning water dance.


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Old 03-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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I think you know all this, so disregard if so. #1, keep awning tube with a partial wrap of awning material so as to not create a gutter along the awning tube. #2, lower one end at least 6" lower than the other end, away from where you want to sit/cook/etc
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#3 do not put it away wet if you can help it
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:13 PM   #4
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I never put away wet. This is a problem during storage. It literally rains moldy water when I un roll it every time. Somehow it's collecting rain water.


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I never put away wet. This is a problem during storage. It literally rains moldy water when I un roll it every time. Somehow it's collecting rain water.
My thoughts are it seeps in the sewing stitching the plastic rod sewn into the awning to attach it to the camper rail. I have fabricated end caps to keep water out of the ends of the awning which work great while towing in the rain, but the awning will still get wet when parked and the awning is in stow position. I have thought seriously about running a bead of clear silicone over the stitching to see if that would stop the water.
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My thoughts are it seeps in the sewing stitching the plastic rod sewn into the awning to attach it to the camper rail. I have fabricated end caps to keep water out of the ends of the awning which work great while towing in the rain, but the awning will still get wet when parked and the awning is in stow position. I have thought seriously about running a bead of clear silicone over the stitching to see if that would stop the water.

It has to be going through the stitching. I wonder if a tent seam sealer would work???


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Old 03-20-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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We have been weeks without rain, after putting it up dry, and it still has moisture when deployed...
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I saw a U Tube video showing how to cut up a 2 liter plastic bottle, by cutting a slit in it and installing it over the ends...... Seams like a nice idea, but haven't had time to get to that yet!
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Just a thought but could it be condensation forming while rolled up. I had the same issue on my Shamrock. Never did figure it out. It was just a matter of routine to go out and look for bunk end leaks and extend the awning to dry it out.
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Just a thought but could it be condensation forming while rolled up. I had the same issue on my Shamrock. Never did figure it out. It was just a matter of routine to go out and look for bunk end leaks and extend the awning to dry it out.
I have noticed the folks with the metal shield covering the awning are not having the problem, so I don't think it's condensation. If it doesn't rain for weeks and my awning was dry, when I roll it out, it doesn't have any moisture on it from weeks of being stowed.
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