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Old 03-07-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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Awning on 23ikss

I'm looking at the 23ikss and was wondering about the awning during periods of rain. It looks like the awning when extended is very close to the top of the slide out . Can the awning be cantilevered or does it need to be withdrawn to avoid water build up?
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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If you mean canted or tipped, yes the awning can be. If it's an electric awning, it also has an auto dump feature when water builds - don't be in the dump or splash zone!
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Yes that's what I was wondering. And I learned the hard way about where not to stand. Great place to take a shower though, :-)
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they still sell soap on a rope?

Ok, so you have an electric then. You just tip buy pulling down on the arm pivot on the end you want lower.
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I'm looking at the 23ikss and was wondering about the awning during periods of rain. It looks like the awning when extended is very close to the top of the slide out . Can the awning be cantilevered or does it need to be withdrawn to avoid water build up?
I think your rite,during a heavy rain the awning will/could lay on the sharp edge/corners of the slide! Youroo!!
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you can see in this picture that the awning actually clears the slide by about 5". I specifically asked the dealer to see this. You can lower it for rain, and it will barely touch the slide. When it dumps, it will rest on it, but I have no worries about the corners of the slide ruining the fabric. We may, after we use it more (we just bought ours) or prior to using it in rain, place a foam insulation tube over the corners just to be sure.

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Old 03-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #7
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you can see in this picture that the awning actually clears the slide by about 5". I specifically asked the dealer to see this. You can lower it for rain, and it will barely touch the slide. When it dumps, it will rest on it, but I have no worries about the corners of the slide ruining the fabric. We may, after we use it more (we just bought ours) or prior to using it in rain, place a foam insulation tube over the corners just to be sure.

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Geometry of our new HG is similar. I watched it over the course of 2 days of rainy camping, and ours does not touch the top of the slide trim dumping. However, if you leave the entry door strapped open, it will contact it. Our wide entry door protrudes past the kitchen slide about 6".
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When fully extended it drops down and touches the slide. Also, the arms are adjustable so you can tilt one side lower. The slide doesn't have any sharp corners.
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I think your rite,during a heavy rain the awning will/could lay on the sharp edge/corners of the slide! Youroo!!
Unless he has something to hold the tube up.
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When fully extended it drops down and touches the slide. Also, the arms are adjustable so you can tilt one side lower. The slide doesn't have any sharp corners.
We found the same thing. When the awning is fully extended and both arms are all the way up it just touches the top of the slide. You can put enough slope on the awning to make sure it drains but I try not to put so much pitch on it that you can see the corner of the slide poking up on the top side of the awning.
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