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Old 03-02-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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We have the Weather Pro awning on our 2005 38G Adventurer, and we like it generally. However, after a rain, it always dumps a ton of water at the exact point that it finishes rolling up. After observing it carefully, it appears that water collects in the "gutter" that the metal cover makes when the awning is extended. Then, after a rain, the awning itself has no collected water. But the metal cover has formed a gutter which has collected a bunch of water. When the awning retracts, at the very last minute, when the metal cover closes, it dumps a bunch of water, dripping over my nice clean MH.

Anybody else noted the same phenomenon? Any solutions?
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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We have the Weather Pro awning on our 2005 38G Adventurer, and we like it generally. However, after a rain, it always dumps a ton of water at the exact point that it finishes rolling up. After observing it carefully, it appears that water collects in the "gutter" that the metal cover makes when the awning is extended. Then, after a rain, the awning itself has no collected water. But the metal cover has formed a gutter which has collected a bunch of water. When the awning retracts, at the very last minute, when the metal cover closes, it dumps a bunch of water, dripping over my nice clean MH.

Anybody else noted the same phenomenon? Any solutions?
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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I do and it is not a problem for me.

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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When retracting the awning after a rain I make a point of not standing under it next to the MH.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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While we are on the topic of awnings "dumping" ... I no longer stand next to my slides when DW retracts them after a rainstorm ... I learned that from the school of hard knocks (perhaps school of cold shower would be more accurate)

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Old 03-03-2007, 04:32 AM   #6
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This "problem?" is easily solved by using the jacks to dump the water from the awning. You'll also dump the water from the slide awnings. In fact my Winnebago motorhome manual states to tilt the motorhome before retracting the slides if it has recently rained.

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Old 03-03-2007, 04:41 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Janjanjan:
--snip-- When the awning retracts, at the very last minute, when the metal cover closes, it dumps a bunch of water, dripping over my nice clean MH.

Anybody else noted the same phenomenon? Any solutions? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Ah - yes.. there is a carefully designed water route from the awning to head-level as you stand at the door and push the button for awning retract. After getting a bath a couple of times, I finally decided that I need to retract the awning from inside the coach

I also learned another lesson about toppers and frozen precipitation - do not retract a slide while you have a coating of ice on the material. The material made a nice "U" shape on top of the slide instead of rolling up as the slide retracted. I thought for sure our recently replaced topper was going to need yet a second replacement (first one tore.) Good for us - no permanent damage was apparently done.
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:08 AM   #8
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I use my remote control for my big awning when I retract it after a rain. Works for me. I also de-level slightly when I retract the slideouts right before I squeegie the front and back sides.
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Tilting the motorhome before retracting the slides shortly after a rain makes sense to me, my only concern would be if the slides might bind from the motorhome "flexing" a little from the tilting? Or are we talking about retracting the levelers first and then the slides and does this prevent and "flexing" that may cause a problem?
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:19 AM   #10
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Thanks, all. After one personal drenching, I did realize that standing anywhere near the door while retracting was a fool's move. I still hate the water dumping down the side of the MH and the kitchen and door window. But, if that's the way it is, so be it.
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