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Old 11-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Awning for slideout

Has anyone purchased and installed an awning over their slideout?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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I haven't done it yet but am planning on doing it next year. I have read articles on how to do it and it doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to do.? I also have noticed that the place I bought my trailerfrom sometimes sells them and installs them for as cheap as I can buy one. Are you wondering which one to purchase.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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Yes, I'm more interested in what others are buying but installation tips would be welcomed too. Thanks for the reply.
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I got one (Carefree of Colorado) and would not get another one esp from them but from any other company as well.. they make a horrible flapping noise in the breeze.. and when it rains you have to pull the slideout in to get it to dump water off the cover..
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I got one (Carefree of Colorado) and would not get another one esp from them but from any other company as well.. they make a horrible flapping noise in the breeze.. and when it rains you have to pull the slideout in to get it to dump water off the cover..
Yes, way too much trouble. Plus how do you clean under the slide awning (dirt- debris etc...) Besides slide gaskets should be cleaned and lubed each year and it's too hard to reach under an awning..
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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I bought the Air Wedge, they do a great job to control the flapping of the awning. Also keeps the water from pooling. I have 3 Carefree slideout awnings. I use a leaf blower to clean between the awning & slide

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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I do not have the slide out awnings but the folks that I know that do put a cheap, blow up beach ball between the awning and the top of the slide. Stops the water from pooling and the wind flapping. May need 2 if the awning is long.
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We just purchased a brand new camper from a jayco dealer in the business for over 40 years and he said not to install them. He said the dirt builds up under them and they are a pain to clean. Also talked about water build up on them. We wanted one but decided he was right. Good luck on whatever you choose.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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Ernie - thanks for the reply and congrats on being a retired, cancer survivor! I like that you are living life to the fullest.

I just had a look at the Airwedge website. It took me a minute to understand that it goes under a slideout awning to prevent water & dirt buildup. Cool product. Do you like the awnings that you have?

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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Thank you for your comments. I will take them into consideration.
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