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Old 10-21-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
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Awning position during indoor winter storage

Will be storing the RV in a uninsulated, unheated pole barn for 5-6 months this winter. Will keep the slides in, but a friend recommended extending the awning to prevent mold/moisture build up. Awning appears to be dry, should I extend it for the winter?
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

It shouldn't hurt anything to have it extended but it will probably collect dust, dirt, bird poop, etc.

If the awning is dry with no moisture, it should be ok not to extend it.
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If it's totally dry when you store it I don't see that it would be a problem. JMHO

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I have similar storage and keep mine in, no point in extending them.
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I have similar storage and keep mine in, no point in extending them.
X2 I only put ours out when we need it. Never had a mold issue. But I don't store it with moisture in it.
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If youíre concerned, Iíd say extend it for a couple of days just to let it air out and for peace of mind, then retract it. Youíll be fine
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Will be storing the RV in a uninsulated, unheated pole barn for 5-6 months this winter. Will keep the slides in, but a friend recommended extending the awning to prevent mold/moisture build up. Awning appears to be dry, should I extend it for the winter?
Nope, mine is always stored retracted. Mold cannot grow on a dry surface, unless your barn leaks or storms blow water on it mold will not be an issue.
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