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Old 09-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Saggy Slide Out Awning

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We have a 2012 Thor Daybreak 34KD. The living/dinette area slide out has a saggy awning. It tends to hang onto the rainwater. If I was interested in making a rain catch, this might be perfect, but until then I need to figure out how to stop it from forming a puddle.

Any ideas?
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Most people get those foam pipe insulators at Home Depot or Lowe's to shove under the awning. Works best if you're the type that parks for several days because you have to remove them when you leave and insert them when you arrive.
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The tension can be adjusted to make the topper tighter. I'm not sure how to do it but there are some procedures posted in the Plazzo owners Thread I believe. I just red it yesterday. My topper sags as well, but my coach is still under warranty and I have it at CW for minor repairs and that adjustment is on the list.
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Most people get those foam pipe insulators at Home Depot or Lowe's to shove under the awning. Works best if you're the type that parks for several days because you have to remove them when you leave and insert them when you arrive.
Great idea!
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The tension can be adjusted to make the topper tighter. I'm not sure how to do it but there are some procedures posted in the Plazzo owners Thread I believe. I just red it yesterday. My topper sags as well, but my coach is still under warranty and I have it at CW for minor repairs and that adjustment is on the list.
This just got added to my list too. Thanks for telling me about the tension setting. I will check into that.
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If it has dual springs.......One could be broken.
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I have seen owners use PVC instead of the pipe insulators or swimming noodles. They use one long piece for the center (actually sections made into one long for storage) supported with legs that come apart for storage as well. Usually, they have legs on each end and one or two in the middle part depending on how large of a slide cover. The legs allow the long piece to push up the sagging part and disperse the water. It works well from what I have seen. Just another potential solution for the OP.
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