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Old 01-31-2015, 06:54 AM   #1
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Awning Extention

We have a 13' Awning on our trailer. I haven't noticed people extending awnings 2 or 3 feet just to keep water directed away from entry door. Seems extended fully or retracted fully. Is there any reason why partial extension of awning isn't advisable.
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There is no reason why you cannot do this... I have done it many times... BUT you have to make sure if it is raining to have one side lower than the other or you will be sorry...
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I don't see where it would help all that much, and the wind could rip it off as well. That's just my thinking.
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We have a 13' Awning on our trailer. I haven't noticed people extending awnings 2 or 3 feet just to keep water directed away from entry door. Seems extended fully or retracted fully. Is there any reason why partial extension of awning isn't advisable.
I think I understand your question. On my awning I have to lower it so it's fully extended and then raise it to the height I want it and then lock it into place. If you just extend your awning a little (which is what it sounds like you are proposing) it wouldn't be high enough and would rub on the door. It also wouldn't lock into place so a gust of wind could damage it. IMHO the awning I have just isn't designed to do that.
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