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Old 10-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #11
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Which way is your awning rolling up? Is the tube rolling your awning over the top towards the ground or is it taking the awning from the bottom and rolling it onto the top of the awning? I don't know if you can do it but I would think that the awning tube could be reversed to take the awning in over the top. By doing this the awning will act as it's own cap eliminating pooling water.

Also I am assuming that you have a manual awning as the power ones can be easily flipped just by keeping the motor engaged in the out postion.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #12
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I bought this and don't have water collecting in the awning. I got it mainly to keep the UV damage down.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #13
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I was thinking of something like this ^ that help stop the rain from entering your rolled up awning but you dont have to remove it, just stays perm mounted. Just the cheap plastic gutter flipped upside down and attatched somehow with brackets to the TTs gutter or even roof. Might beable to add the end caps as well, just a thought. (excuse the MS Paint sketch)






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Old 10-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #14
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One way I reduced, but not completely stopped, water getting inside my awning was reversing the way I roll it up. Instead of having a "dip" where the awning attaches to the TT, the awning goes straight out from where it attaches to the TT. I hope I explained it in an understandable manner. In other words, water really can't enter, it just sorta rolls off the top.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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Hi exjay1,

...and what do they say about great minds,eh? I'm attaching photos of my $7.00 fix, and basically, its the same idea as yours.

Of course, this would not work (well, not for very long, anyway) while towing. However--so far--it seems to be doin' OK in the driveway. Hope that holds true thru winter storage.

Thanks for all the ideas, folks--I'll let you know what's happened when I take her out of hibernation next Spring.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #16
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Neat idea, keep us updated!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #17
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Hi exjay1,

...and what do they say about great minds,eh? I'm attaching photos of my $7.00 fix, and basically, its the same idea as yours.

Of course, this would not work (well, not for very long, anyway) while towing. However--so far--it seems to be doin' OK in the driveway. Hope that holds true thru winter storage.

Thanks for all the ideas, folks--I'll let you know what's happened when I take her out of hibernation next Spring.

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Thats way cool to see that, thanks for the pics!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:28 PM   #18
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Hi exjay1,

...and what do they say about great minds,eh? I'm attaching photos of my $7.00 fix, and basically, its the same idea as yours.

Of course, this would not work (well, not for very long, anyway) while towing. However--so far--it seems to be doin' OK in the driveway. Hope that holds true thru winter storage.

Thanks for all the ideas, folks--I'll let you know what's happened when I take her out of hibernation next Spring.

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What brand of gutter did you use? I am going to do your great mod, and hope the gutter will "lock in" to my trailers gutter.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:55 AM   #19
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I think its safe to say my awning is currently in a soggy state. Just had 4 inches of wind driven rain and still raining hard.(sigh)
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #20
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