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Old 09-28-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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Awning protection when stored??

On my last TT I had to replace the awning after a few years because the fabric rotted (exposed area when rolled up). I've thought about placing a length of PVC gutter over the awning when stored. I'm just concerned this may do more harm than good. Anyone have their own way of protecting their stored awning, other than a full TT cover?
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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I wipe down the material with Roof UV protectant when I do the roof.
So far the awnings look new.

A bit frayed at the edges due to winds in Key West though. I am thinking of putting a vinyl tape on the frayed edge.

As to your awning trouble, have you tried a wide white vinyl tape to repair it?
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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I alleays clean mine really good and wipe down with a viny protectant as Herk.
I store mine inside which helps.
also I always make sure awning is dry before storing during in season use. If its raining when we pack up for the weekend I unroll it when we get home to dry.
also during in season use on weeks were not using it and it rains I unroll it again to dry. I don't know how moisture gets in it rolled up but it does.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #4
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I wipe down the material with Roof UV protectant when I do the roof.
So far the awnings look new.

A bit frayed at the edges due to winds in Key West though. I am thinking of putting a vinyl tape on the frayed edge.

As to your awning trouble, have you tried a wide white vinyl tape to repair it?
Venture Tape 3 x150 White Vinyl Tape 460-K008
I used a similiar tape on it for a year and the tape looked good, but I'd look at the awning a week later and it would have more spots delaminating. I finally gave up and spent $600 on new fabric. Then I replaced all the tires and ended up trading it a month later Lol.

I will try the protectant you and F1100 suggested. The sun here is relentless and I may try the PVC gutter also and see how it works.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
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I alleays clean mine really good and wipe down with a viny protectant as Herk.
I store mine inside which helps.
also I always make sure awning is dry before storing during in season use. If its raining when we pack up for the weekend I unroll it when we get home to dry.
also during in season use on weeks were not using it and it rains I unroll it again to dry. I don't know how moisture gets in it rolled up but it does.
I always make sure mine is completely dry also and it's always wet when I unroll it. One of life's great mysteries I guess.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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Ok, I thought that maybe I was just losing it, (and maybe I still am,) but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with the "I opened it to dry out, rolled it back up, and now it's wet again" awning mystery. Is this just something that normally happens and I'm going to have to open the awning to dry after every rain, even though it's rolled up during the rain?
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #7
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Ok, I thought that maybe I was just losing it, (and maybe I still am,) but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with the "I opened it to dry out, rolled it back up, and now it's wet again" awning mystery. Is this just something that normally happens and I'm going to have to open the awning to dry after every rain, even though it's rolled up during the rain?
Water in the awning is one of life's great mysteries, lol. I'm guessing some sort of wicking effect takes place. Mines always dry when I roll it up and always wet when when it's unrolled.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:55 PM   #8
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awning protection

the awning protection any brand name recomended and what it is called also how is it applied?
thanks ahead of time
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:47 PM   #9
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On my last TT I had to replace the awning after a few years because the fabric rotted (exposed area when rolled up). I've thought about placing a length of PVC gutter over the awning when stored. I'm just concerned this may do more harm than good. Anyone have their own way of protecting their stored awning, other than a full TT cover?

I have used the split PVC pipe for about 6 years one three trailer awning and it never damaged or stained the awning fabric. The one thing to be aware of it to strap it to the awning very good. I live in the SW and the wind gets pretty strong out here. I have had one blow off and into the neighbors yard.

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #10
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I have used the split PVC pipe for about 6 years one three trailer awning and it never damaged or stained the awning fabric. The one thing to be aware of it to strap it to the awning very good. I live in the SW and the wind gets pretty strong out here. I have had one blow off and into the neighbors yard.

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Thanks for the info. What size and type of pipe are you using?
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