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Old 07-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #31
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TOWTA and I have wondered that ever since I installed our first awning in 1975 as to why would anyone design an awning with the white exposed all the time. Why do ALL the dummies making awnings don't just reverse the material and put the dark section at the camper and the white down on the roller. DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!
OC: The newer Surveyors with all the black trim and accessories actually come with an awning that shows only black when rolled up. Of course, that only hides the problem.
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OC: The newer Surveyors with all the black trim and accessories actually come with an awning that shows only black when rolled up. Of course, that only hides the problem.
Dometic sells them with aluminum wrap also, but to get the replacement it is pretty costly. Us po' folks got's to do what we can afford.
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Got the mod finished and installed. Flattened the curve a little and had to split the front one to utilize the end cap. Not too pretty, but hopefully it will work also.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #34
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Awning Bubbles

Our original awing on the Crusader developed bubbles on the under side. Could not have been caused while it was actually rolled up, so it had to happen on the next to the last outing we had when the rain was tropical in quantity. When we returned home and after the awning had been rolled back up, the bubbles somewhat disappeared only to return again in the next rain. With that said, it was determined that the fabric at the top next to the camper roof had in fact separated allowing the water to seep in between the two layers of fabric. Was told there had been a rash of these lately.
Awning has been replaced an all seems to be fine at this point and we have been through two terrible rain storms since.
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Looking forward to see this in person, like the installation very much, pretty straight forward..
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Got the mod finished and installed. Flattened the curve a little and had to split the front one to utilize the end cap. Not too pretty, but hopefully it will work also.
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Looking forward to see this in person, like the installation very much, pretty straight forward..
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In anticipation of them flopping while towing, I just drilled holes in both to facilitate tying them down in a couple of weeks when we head to Goshen.
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We'll... How'd they work out?
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They worked great, never flopped around while towing and have kept the awning dry. Came thru a torrential rain storm of about 30-45 minutes on I 40 coming home and when we stopped for the night, I unrolled the awning and it was dry, so they are doing the job intended.
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