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Old 09-16-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Question canopy noodle placement

just bought a canopy and I read somewhere to use pool foam noodles on the corners when it rains. Does anyone have pics or videos on how exactly to do this? Thanks Rudy
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just bought a canopy and I read somewhere to use pool foam noodles on the corners when it rains. Does anyone have pics or videos on how exactly to do this? Thanks Rudy

Did they also say why you should do that
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just bought a canopy and I read somewhere to use pool foam noodles on the corners when it rains. Does anyone have pics or videos on how exactly to do this? Thanks Rudy

I use noodles, pipe insulation, and tennis balls on things that I whack my head on ... but that has nothing to do with rain.
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for rain to help keep from collasping
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I set my canopy at enough slant that it cannot hold water.
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for rain to help keep from collasping

In my limited experience, most seem to set one corner lower to get good run off.
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They recommend slanting one corner of the canopy enough so water runs off and doesn't pool
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just bought a canopy and I read somewhere to use pool foam noodles on the corners when it rains. Does anyone have pics or videos on how exactly to do this? Thanks Rudy

Could you please explain what you mean by "canopy"? Are you talking about the rv awning, or canopy over a slide out or did you purchase a four (4) legged portable canopy?

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Could you please explain what you mean by "canopy"? Are you talking about the rv awning, or canopy over a slide out or did you purchase a four (4) legged portable canopy?

Good question! Maybe it is a standalone.
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When you drop one side of the canopy/awning to let the water run off, you sometimes turn the low side into a head whacking opportunity? For those that have whacked their heads a few times/once too often, they will install a slit in a pool noodle, enabling it to be slid over the offending head banger? The bright color often offers fair warning, but if that doesn't work and you whack it with your noggin anyway, it doesn't bleed? Pipe insulation works nearly as well, and comes with a slot already installed, but it's not quite as colorful?
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just a guess, but perhaps they prop them up inside in the top to create an arch in the corners to keep water from pooling there...
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When you drop one side of the canopy/awning to let the water run off, you sometimes turn the low side into a head whacking opportunity? For those that have whacked their heads a few times/once too often, they will install a slit in a pool noodle, enabling it to be slid over the offending head banger? The bright color often offers fair warning, but if that doesn't work and you whack it with your noggin anyway, it doesn't bleed? Pipe insulation works nearly as well, and comes with a slot already installed, but it's not quite as colorful?
I've found it's easier to wrap the noodle around my head. I also use a bright color so my wife can find me if I'm dazed.

Like this only with noodles:
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