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Old 05-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Raining and awning

Light rain falling
I have been told NOT to use awning in rain
But.... What if I use it at a good angle, just light sprinkle
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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As long as no pooling is happening...enjoy!
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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manual or electric awning ?
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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as stated before then lower one arm to tilt awning enough to drain .
Electrics have auto drain .
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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We had a manual awning on our old camper, and left it out in thunderstorms, downpours, and hail. Just make sure it has a good slope, and no worries.
By the way, the hail wasn't such a great thing!
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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You're ok as long as the wind is light and water is not pooling. If the wind gets heavy I would roll it up. I had a storm kick up when I had my manual and it broke the top mount bracket. I had to climb on top (without a ladder) and secure the awning with a rope. Not fun.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #8
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If your manuel awning allows you to unhook the support bars from the camper I always unhooked mine and put them vertically directly under the roller and then used a tie down system to secure the awning. Had it angled to one end, usually the end that was down hill on the campsite if there was one. Had it up during heavy rains and wind with no issues.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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Thanks to you all, we got to eat outside tonight
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:07 PM   #10
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Ours definitely pools water in mild to moderate rain, so I tend to pull mine in--unless I'm sitting under it and I can push something up there to "tent" off the water. Or I suppose you could lower your camper front to back to help water run off, but then that's creating other problems. I'd rather just roll it in.
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