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Old 06-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #21
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Think you may have something here, been wondering what and how to do the same thing, if you have some more photo's, shoot them to me, might try it on the Crusader.
The Check Valve for my condensation fix came in wrong from RV Country, sending the correct one tomorrow, everything else looks great.
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Remind me tomorrow and I will take some more pictures. It's raining now or I'd do it now. Have to go to Lowes in the morning and get the material to make another awning lock for delivery to Goshen.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #22
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Awning Cover

Did see somewhere that another awning manufacturer had something that covered the entire awning when rolled up. Thought that was a pretty good idea, never looked into the mechanics of it, but interesting idea.
thanks. No more brake fluid tonight, I have a headache from all the rain and thunder we just had, poor cat, he is hiding in a closet somewhere.
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Remind me tomorrow and I will take some more pictures. It's raining now or I'd do it now. Have to go to Lowes in the morning and get the material to make another awning lock for delivery to Goshen.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #23
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Getting another downpour, so the testing continues.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #24
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Did see somewhere that another awning manufacturer had something that covered the entire awning when rolled up. Thought that was a pretty good idea, never looked into the mechanics of it, but interesting idea.
thanks. No more brake fluid tonight, I have a headache from all the rain and thunder we just had, poor cat, he is hiding in a closet somewhere.
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My Silverback 5W awning has a full cover over it.
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My Silverback 5W awning has a full cover over it.
Dometic sells a replacement awnings that the material is attached to a hinged metal or vinyl cover. I think it is called a weather shield.
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Got a 5" rain last night according to the rain gauge and the awning was dry. Now in about 30+ days we'll see how it works on the road.
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Finally painted them and here are the pictures taken this morning just before it started raining again. May take a heat gun and take some of the curve out of them. Just haven't decided yet.
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Good Job

Looks as if they were store bought, good job, think I will give that a try, as soon as it quits raining again, maybe tomorrow. working on lubing up the coach bearing today.



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Thumbs up Great Idea

Now a couple of questions.
What is the influence at either end, of the camper not being completely level?
Does rainwater creep into the rolled up awning by capillary action? Would there be any benefit to designing this to cover the entire awning?

Do you find any water intrusion at the stitching where the seam meets the mounting rail? I ask this because it appears our awning has had water leaking not only through the stitching but also into the layer of fabric between the vinyl. Which has caused a somewhat permanent mildew type stain.

Thanks again for the great idea!
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Now a couple of questions.
What is the influence at either end, of the camper not being completely level?
Does rainwater creep into the rolled up awning by capillary action? Would there be any benefit to designing this to cover the entire awning?...
Regardless of how level the camper is, the water goes into the ends depending on the direction from which the rain comes. As for running it the entire length of the awning, it is 6" pvc pipe and would be quite heavy and I doubt the motor would be strong enough to lift it. I don't know if it will stop all water intrusion, but so far, with all the rain we've had here in the last few weeks, it has remained dry after each rain. I took the lh end off last night to re-shape it and paint it and of course it rained. Opened the awning this morning and it was wet on that end. Don't guarantee they will work, but it sure looks promising.
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