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Old 06-24-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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Awning Protectors

Did a search, but for the life, I could find anything.

Have any of you DIY types made any of the protectors to slip over the awning after it is rolled up? Have been considering one to put on after we are home and the TT will be parked until the next trip. Hoping to extend awning life and cleanliness of the new fabric I installed last fall.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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No, but just remember, anything you but over it that may trap more moisture inside will make things worse !!!
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My awnings have an aluminum shield ...maybe 6" wide between the fabric and the coach wall. When the awnings are retracted the shield covers the fabric and protects it from direct sunlight. Perhaps they can be added to an existing awning?
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Mine don't fit over the fabric, they act as an extension. The fabric is fed into the channel of the protector, then the protector is fed into the channel on the coach. So, to put them on an existing awning, I believe you must first remove the fabric from the channels in both the roll tube and the coach, put the protector on the fabric, and then put it all back on the roller tube and the coach. A two man, 12 pack job at least.


And yes, they work! My rig is 10yo and the slide toppers were toast, but the main awning is nearly perfect. After I got my new slide toppers on, I thought "moron, you shoulda put protectors on them."
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I have these installed for the past 3 years. Work great!
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:10 PM   #6
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Awning Protectors

Thanks, but well aware of that. I am just trying to cut down on sun rot. No sense spending any more money than I need to if I can prolong the life of the fabric.

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Old 06-25-2016, 01:55 PM   #7
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Do what I'm doing, buy a carport to keep the sun off !
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On my TTs I cut a piece of black plastic about 3' wide just a little longer than the length of the awning - then taped the piece to the 'top' of the awning as close to the roof as possible with painter's tape. When you roll up the awning the plastic will be wrapped up and cover the awning roll. Leave the ends open...

It's cheap and easy - used it mainly for winter storage after a thorough cleaning of the awning.
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I bought 4" PVC drain pipe in 10 foot lengths at Lowe's. Sliced a 1 1/2 inch section out of it all along the length and pry it apart to slip it over the awning. Worked well for me.


Similar to what egwilly posted.
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What is the best thing to use to clean my awing.?
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I use baby shampoo, vinegar and a touch of Chlorox in a bucket w/water with a soft brush and lots of rinsing.
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I use baby shampoo, vinegar and a touch of Chlorox in a bucket w/water with a soft brush and lots of rinsing.

Thanks for the tip .Lv2Roam2
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I did something similar to Steve Fisher. Instead of drain pipe, I used PVC rain gutter. It slips right over the awning with only cutting the end for size. For the middle, I used a connector that was made for the gutter. Only problem being that when very windy, it blows off the awning. I took some small vinyl and wedged at different spots between pvc gutter and gutter on the trailer in order to tighten up. We have had 40 mph winds since I put it on and it has stayed.
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