Originally Posted by BeeJay
Has anyone ever had any problems with loose awning fabric. With awning all the way out, the fabric is tight on the ends but seems slack or loose in the middle. When it rains the rainwater will accumulate, causes a lot of extra weight on the support arms. Its a standard 18' awning on a 2016 TSBH. Also when retracting there is a loud squeling noise like something is under strain.
I think the more you let this situation happen, the worse it will get as that water is heavy and will stretch your fabric where the water pools, deepening the sag.
We put a fairly steep tilt angle on one side to get the water to run off.
We also use the large de-flappers to tightly pull the ends of the awning even tighter, which tends to take out some of the slack/sag that naturally occcurs in the middle of the awning.