Obviously, Star I am not, but I assume the pipe insulation was used so that the awning wouldn't rub on the kitchen slide. It looks like it could be a close fit judging by the few pictures I've seen, just a guess.
2013 Rockwood Roo 23ss
2012 F150 Ecoboost
Camped for 12 nights in 2015 - too many cancellations
Camped for 25 nights in 2014!
Camped for 24 nights in 2013!