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Old 09-06-2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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Our awning appears to roll up tight but when we open it each time it it soaked an typically has a bit of mold and odor to it. Anybody have experience with this. Can I adjust the stopping point or maybe cover. The awning is shorter than the roll it goes on. Is this normal? (It was replaced by previous owner) Maybe the water hits the rail and then goes in the side of the awning.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:03 AM   #2
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Our awning appears to roll up tight but when we open it each time it it soaked an typically has a bit of mold and odor to it. Anybody have experience with this. Can I adjust the stopping point or maybe cover. The awning is shorter than the roll it goes on. Is this normal? (It was replaced by previous owner) Maybe the water hits the rail and then goes in the side of the awning.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:38 AM   #3
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Last time I opened my awning it was also wet. However, everytime before it had been dry. So I don't know? I just always make sure to get it rolled up square and dry.
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ALL awnings will get wet to some degree when rolled up. If depends on the type weather shield, is the trailer/RV setting level and which way the rain comes from. If can blow down and end.

The driest awning we have had was a canvas on on a 95 Avion 5er. It had the metal weather shield.

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There are home remedy's like a plastc liter coke bottle cut to fit over each end.I live with it and wash it a couple times a year with a bleach spray solution.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:26 PM   #6
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I have often wondered about wet awnings as my main awning gets wet even if rolled up perfectly dry. The kicker is that the TT is always stored inside its own garage. If it wasn't happening to me, I would not believe it. It's been going on since 1996 when we bought it. Some weird form of condensation I guess. I can unroll it in the Spring after 6 mos. of storage and it'll be wet.
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Mine does that, too, if I travel when it is raining.

When I bought the trailer, the awning was covered in mould. I tried various cleaners, and with hours of scrubbing could make a little patch look better.

I was just going to replace the awning, but then I tried Full Timer's Choice awning cleaner.

It really melted the mould off like a Tarn-x commercial, and had it looking like new in just a few minutes...

Fortunately I don't travel much in the rain, but when I do, when it's warm and sunny again I put the awning out and let it dry.
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