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Old 09-01-2017, 08:04 AM   #1
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Awning question

after a heavy rain,when i pull down the awning,it has some water running down ,looks like it was trapped in there ..always obove the sink window...i went up the ladder to look at possible cracks ...can spot nothing wrong....have no idea as to where the water gets in....just started doing so this spring.....
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:19 AM   #2
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Are you saying water is running into your trailer above the kitchen window?
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I'd guess the awning roller sagged at the center and so that's the low point. Awnings aren't water proof.
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:03 AM   #4
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I think you're sayin that when ya pull out the awning after it rains, from the closed position, water comes out that had gotten trapped during the rain, right?

If so, I believe that is normal. At least it happens to me. Also, after a rain ya might notice that when ya lift or lower the jack to hitch up and have the trailer at an angle, trapped water will also run out of the awning. But I'm pretty sure that's normal too cause, like mollysdad said, the housing ain't waterproof.
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Hi

Getting water into a closed awning seems to be a pretty normal thing. How or why it gets in - who knows.

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Old 09-01-2017, 10:57 AM   #6
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Well if ya push on the plastic hinge thingee that becomes the housing while it's closed, you'll see right away how and why. It ain't watertight. Ain't even designed to be.
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thanks,i will as of now think its normal ....and yes,it only happens when it rains really hard
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When I set up our awning I always put one side up higher than the other. You just pick a lower setting on the rafter arm. I usually set the rear rafter lower than the front. That way water doesn't accumulate in the awning, it just runs down the back and away from the AS.
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