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Old 04-19-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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Cool wet awning help

hope someone has a simple solution.
I have a very sensitive nose and when our 17Z is sitting in our driveway waiting for the next trip and it rains, the rain runs into the awning and it must be opened within the next day or so or else mold starts growing which I will smell as soon as I open the awning. Last year I started opening after every rain but I live in the city and hate to leave it open to dry when I'm not around.
Anyone have suggestions on how to close up the ends when it's rolled up so rain can't get in? I'm thinking about maybe putting plastic wrap around the ends?
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:48 PM   #2
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I think I saw it someplace here where they cut off a piece of a 5" gutter maybe a foot long or so and turned it upside down over the end with an end cap
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:06 PM   #3
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Is your awning tube is beneath the awning, the awning rolls over the top of the tub when retracted? If not, change it and it will keep the water from having a seem to run into and mold. If you have an electric awning, next time you roll it out keep holding the button after it fully extends and it will then start to roll up with the tub on the opposite side from what it was.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:14 AM   #4
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There is a cover for awnings that fits over the rolled up awning. It is a thin plastic that snaps over the awning when it hits the closed position. A little research should find the cover.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:19 AM   #5
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I tried a trick I heard about a while ago. Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle, drill a hole in the bottom and put a slice down the side. Slide one over each end. They say water wicks from the ends to get the center wet. Have not installed them yet, but just made them last night
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:23 AM   #6
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...thash.53tdqk63

Saw this the other day in the Camping World mag. Might help. Not sure
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I think it's a real good idea to cover up the ends because the sun just eats that stitching up. After 4-5 years of summer sun my stitching at the upper ends is almost shot and my TT is covered when not in use.
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The cover I seen was on a loaded Sunnybrook 5er and folded over the awning upon retraction. I think I may be able to find the RV that has the cover on it. I will be in the area where the trailer is later this week. I will see if I can find some more information on it.
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thanks for the suggestions. When its raining and windy is the biggest problem as it drives the rain into the ends and that is where the mold grows, right on the edges. It rained/snowed today but too cold for the mold to grow. Thinking about making some kind of cap that can be slid over the ends. Will post photos if and when I do.
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Here's a cheap(!) solution to the wet (then moldy) awning. I've used this for the past three years when my X17Z is NOT in use (including outside winter storage--in Indiana) and the awning's stayed remarkably dry. This also serves as a pretty good UV block, too.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/at...p;d=1438710963
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