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Old 05-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Rain on awning?

Just got our 25rr. During the walk through, the tech said the awning is just for shade and shouldn't be used for rain. Me thinks the point of having an awning is for shade and rain! I can see if its wet to dry it before rolling up if possible. Anybody use theirs for rain too?
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Just got our 25rr. During the walk through, the tech said the awning is just for shade and shouldn't be used for rain. Me thinks the point of having an awning is for shade and rain! I can see if its wet to dry it before rolling up if possible. Anybody use theirs for rain too?
Your tech has been standing in the rain too long. The awnings are used by probably 90% of campers for sun & rain. They should all be tied down to prevent possible damaging winds, etc.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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stay dry

Agree with old coot, stay dry. Although I do tie my awning down at each end once extended. I use two large screws into the ground under each end of awning. The screws have a triangle on top, normally for dog leash or something. I attach a spring (like the ones used on trampolines) for some wind bounce and then run a rope with a clip on each end from the spring to awning corner. The spring gives some flexibility when windy although in high winds roll-er-up. Drop one side slightly during a rain, although some of the new awnings auto dump with weight.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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My old tt had a manual awning and if it was going to rain I could always tilt it down on one corner. My new fw has an electric power awning if it is a light gentle rain I will leave it out but if it rains hard or is windy I put it in. The power awnings just don't have the support for a heavy rain or any strong wind.
That what your tech may have been trying to say.
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