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Old 08-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Shamrock 21DK question

We have the slide on the awning side and are concerned with the slide wearing or tearing the awning. I was thinking of putting some protection along the side like pipe insulation or something like that. Anyone with this model agree or is it nothing to worry about. Also do you take the awning in each night to avoid a storm coming up and tearing it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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I can't help with the first question, but I can tell you we leave out our awning unless NOAA tells us otherwise.
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We have the slide on the awning side and are concerned with the slide wearing or tearing the awning. I was thinking of putting some protection along the side like pipe insulation or something like that. Anyone with this model agree or is it nothing to worry about. Also do you take the awning in each night to avoid a storm coming up and tearing it.
Not the exact same model, but we also have a slide on the awning side. Depending on how much I drop one end of the awning for pitch, the awning may flap a little or even come down and rest on the top of the slide. There is nothing sharp to worry about - the slide corners are rounded over. We've seen no issues with the awning touching the slide and we leave the awning out pretty much all the time unless the wind is really blowing hard. One qualifier to that - don't leave it out if you are not around. Left ours out to dry after the last trip and went to work Monday am and had race home to beat a monster t-storm that popped up that afternoon. Got lucky there - big time.

I have seen a couple people put foam pool noodles or pipe insulation on top of the slide. Personally, I decided that it seems fine without it, and so I figure that has less potential for disaster than putting something up there and taking the risk of running the slide in with something still up there. Almost crunched a fender on that slide when a storage bin was under the slide and I thought it would clear the bottom, but the fender caught the top of the bin as it came in. Good thing my 10 year old was watching!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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Thank you.....we have our maiden voyage this weekend.......I will keep an eye on it.
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