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Old 02-17-2014, 12:29 AM   #1
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Slide awning and ice lesson learned

We were in Pensacola a couple of weeks ago when the winter storm hit. We were camping at Avalon Landing (exit 22 on I-10, nice little campground close to Pensacola).

We had ice and snow, temps down to 22 degrees. Cold for Florida. I-10 closed for a day and a half.

Anyway, we were held up and leaving early in the morning after I-10 opened. As DW retracted the super slide there was a loud crash. You know where this is going. A big chunk of ice was on the awning and fell to the ground.

When we got home we found out the awning and rails had been damaged by the ice while retracting the slide.

Next time, if we ever camp in those conditions again, I will make sure all ice is removed from the slide awning... New awning and frame.. $$$
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:17 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the damage to the awning. It seems as though there are always new lessons to be learned when RVing.
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Seems like all lessons with RV's cost $$$. I plowed the garage door to the shop with our class a. Literally the first and only time I had not pulled the door all the way up. Pulled half way up just to walk in and out, washed MH, waxed MH, got in MH and proceeded to back it in the shop. Couldn't see the door from the mirrors. Funny how you couldn't hear a crashing door from the driver's seat, yet I could hear my screaming wife saying stop. Lesson learned, laughed about it later. Wouldn't you believe the only scratch on the MH was on the ladder? Thank you ladder. Garage door, not so lucky.

Keep the spare parts off the old one if there are any to salvage. May come in handy one day.
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Sorry you missed the Post (2/10/2014) Snow on topper. Post #6 talked about damage from Ice on Rollup. Youroo!!
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Sorry to hear about your slide awning. Like BigJohnD said le$$on learned.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:27 PM   #6
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Sorry you missed the Post (2/10/2014) Snow on topper. Post #6 talked about damage from Ice on Rollup. Youroo!!
Not as sorry as I am...
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We have had our Puma 25RS parked here in the driveway this winter. I have been going out and doing a few things inside. I unroll my awning whenever the weather permits to let air out. On several occasions I have had ice drop out of it several times, glad I am able to do this...I just wonder about the others out on the storage lots.
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We have had our Puma 25RS parked here in the driveway this winter. I have been going out and doing a few things inside. I unroll my awning whenever the weather permits to let air out. On several occasions I have had ice drop out of it several times, glad I am able to do this...I just wonder about the others out on the storage lots.
That's why I put covers on the ends of the awning.
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