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Old 04-22-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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Slide out Awning

Does anyone have any suggestions or tricks on keeping the large slide out awning from retaining rain water from pooling to the middle. I found that I need to retract the slide out, so that the awning can retract and dump the water off the awning, and then slide back out. I am concerned about all day rains. I do not wish to keep sliding in and out all day to keep the water from pooling.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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This is generally my take on water pooling on the slide toppers:

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Old 04-22-2016, 07:40 PM   #3
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Here's a thread where a guy put a beach ball under his slide awning. I would think it would also work if you have a regular awning over the slideout.

I guess I'm off to buy beach balls!

Here's another where someone had a PVC thing he put on top of his slide.

Awning problems on slides

Search for "awning slideout beach ball" and you'll get others.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:50 PM   #4
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Read the manual. It tells how to adjust your awning for rain so it pours off of one end. Very simple procedure.
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Originally Posted by tdst51 View Post
Read the manual. It tells how to adjust your awning for rain so it pours off of one end. Very simple procedure.
The OP is talking about a slide topper, not a regular awning.
My slide topper has no such adjustment, other than tension.
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I made the support out of 3/4" pvc pipe.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:23 AM   #7
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You can add tension to both ends. I added about 6 additional turns to both ends of mine. Problem solved.

Note: Even if you do nothing, the pooling water hurts nothing.

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