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Old 01-19-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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retracted awning always filling with water

I own a 2014 Rockwood 2109s Mini-Lite. Even though I may retract awning when awning is dry, I will get much water "raining" from my awning roll as it is extended. I can't figure how so much water accumulates when its properly retracted. Can anyone explain this and how to fix?
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:02 PM   #2
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Is it rolled up backwards? If it is retracted correctly and you extend it out but keep your finger on the button it will not stop automatically and it will roll back over itself back to the side of the camper

The material should go over the outside of the roller...when you extend it should have the roller tube under the fabric and stop when the valance hangs straight down

This will keep a small portion over the top of the roller tube tightly to help water from pooling if it rains
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:15 PM   #3
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Water can get in from the front side while rolled and traveling down the road in wet weather ?

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Awning is rolled correctly
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But even rolled correctly it will have small gaps in the roll to allow water penetration I would guess.

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I'm told by experienced RV tech that water seepage into front end of awning roll while traveling in rain would be nowhere near the volume of water that accumulates in my retracted awning.
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But even rolled correctly it will have small gaps in the roll to allow water penetration I would guess.

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Yes it can - this is our first power awning on our third rig

First two old school manual awnings never filled with water but this power one does - we are on a seasonal site, never leave it out if not there and rarely put it away wet but if it rains during week while we are home, it usually has some water in it 😝. Go figure....
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Mine rains when I unroll after driving in rain. Not sure how much rain you get.. Mines a steady drizzle as it unroll.

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Mine pours water out of it in the spring when I get it out of the "shed"


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Lots of condensation my guess?

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