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Old 03-01-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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A&E 9000 can it be kept open just a bit ?

Hi, I've searched the vendors for some gadget that would allow me to keep my 19' A&E 9000 awning open just about 3', when it's pouring rain it would be nice to be able to walk out to the car without getting drenched and the dog would appreciate it too, I haven't found anything so was wondering if anyone has a DIY solution they've come up with. Thanks.
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You could just pull it out the three feet and install an awning hold down system at a good angle away from the coach to keep the fabric taut in case of wind. Without any wind you shouldn't have to do anything.
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I doubt it will work very well. The awning doesn't lock until it's fully extended. When partially extended the fabric will have somewhat of a bowl shape. The bowl will catch the water and the weight will cause more fabric to unwind from the roller. The more rain that gets in it the more the fabric will continue to unwind until it's fully opened.

You'll have a huge bowl of water if it doesn't drain off one end. It's going to be hard to slant it in one direction since that function is done by the uprights that aren't being utilized
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What good would 3 feet of awning do you? Does the rain always come straight down where you live?
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What good would 3 feet of awning do you? Does the rain always come straight down where you live?
OK, how about 3 1/2' ? I'd say yes, 80% of the time our rain comes straight down, but we are just about into hurricane season so all bets are off for the next few months.
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