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Old 05-19-2018, 09:36 AM   #1
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Another new guy question slide outs

I've always heard not to roll in the awnings while they are wet. Well it is really raining right now and windy. Is it safe for me to pull my slide out in. I don't want the wind to blow my awning over to slide out too much. Is it okay to roll it in when it's wet?

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Old 05-19-2018, 09:43 AM   #2
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Sure, just put it out again to dry as soon as feasible.

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Old 05-19-2018, 12:39 PM   #3
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No problem to roll them up when wet...almost unavoidable when on the road and you have to get going.
You run into mold/mildue problems when their rolled up for a period of time, like around a week.
As posted, just extend them at first chance in dry weather to dry them/air them out.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:46 PM   #4
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Great thank you very much
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:42 PM   #5
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It's almost impossible to not put a wet awning up. Just make sure to open it up and air it out as soon as possible.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:11 PM   #6
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It's almost impossible to not put a wet awning up. Just make sure to open it up and air it out as soon as possible.
You think awnings are bad - try owning a popup! It seemed like every time we were folding it up to go home it would start raining! Ahh, the good old days. Don't miss em' at all.

One memory that stuck with us for ages was while we were travelling out to Texas from North Carolina. We stopped for our first night, and while we were jacking up the roof, extending the beds, slipping the poles into the slots, installing the door (you get the routine) etc., a motor home pulls up in the neighboring slot. The jacks came down, the slides came out, and the driver came outside and plugged up the unit. He waved to us and was back inside enjoying his dinner before we were finished setting up. Now that was back in 1992, and it has stuck with us ever since. I still had flashbacks of that when we bought our first MH last year. Of course we weren't too far away since we were on our second fifth wheel before we took the last step to ultimate travel comfort!
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Also remember when pulling slides with toppers and retracting the awning don't stand near the one thats moving, you will be amazed at how much water one can hold. Awning is ok if you put a slight downward tilt to one corner to keep the rain from pooling.

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