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Old 08-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Awning capturing water while closed

Today spent the Morning washing and waxing the TT for the long week, leave Tuesday back Monday Labor day. My awning is capturing water and turning the first 6-10 inches green and black I was able to scrub it out with awning cleaning and a hand brush but what a pain. My last jayco never captured water anyone else have this issue.

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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Not an uncommon problem, no matter what the brand/model. I just scrubbed mine down a couple of days ago.




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Old 08-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
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Mine also is always wet when I deploy it. I have to believe it will shorten the life of the fabric but not much you can do about it other then clean it regularly.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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i have seen covers on some so can we not buy one of those covers?
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
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The metal cladding you are looking at (I think) is part of the awning and not sold separately.. as far as I know..
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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Do you have an electric awning? Here's an oddball thought---.

It is possible to roll up the awning fabric the wrong way. That is, if your awning is out and you hold the out button, the roller will roll up the awning fabric, the wrong way. It would make a nifty water collector if that is how it's stored.

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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I have the electric awning, and I know it's retracted correctly. It still collects water just like the OP's. The worst part is that it's so high up that it's hard to clean. :lightning:
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
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We have an electric awning on our new 265RKS and have had no water problems in the two months we have had it. We have traveled and camped during several heavy rain storms also.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:04 PM   #9
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my awning also has several mold spots on it - it also is electric and wont roll up backwards - i used woolite spray foam carpet cleaner to get the stains off. My canopy is made from a vinyl type material.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #10
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Ours does this too

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