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Old 06-17-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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Slide Out Awning Holds Water

The awning over the slide out on our 2013 Crossroads Cruiser 27 RLX will collect water to the point where a small lake forms. As a result, the awning is becoming stretched out of shape, thus making the lake larger.
Is there any solution for this?
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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Lower one arm of the awning. The water will run off to that side.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #3
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If your talking about the awning that goes out and in with the slide? You can purchase a cheep beach ball that you blow up. After the slide is put out; push the beach ball under the awning and it will make the middle higher, letting the water run off. I know a lot of people use them to keep the awning on the slides from flapping during high winds.
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Yes, the awning goes in an out with the slide and I can't see any way of adjusting it. Beach ball is a good idea. I just have to remember to remove it.



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Old 06-17-2018, 06:11 PM   #5
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Tie a rope to it and leave it hanging off the side ..pull it out as part of your routine.
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Yes, the awning goes in an out with the slide and I can't see any way of adjusting it. Beach ball is a good idea. I just have to remember to remove it.



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Guy thought you were talking about a regular awning. There are no adjustments like that on slide awnings.
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Our slide awnings do the same thing. We've just gotten used to running them in slowly and letting them drain prior to packing up. The beach ball works, but I need a 12' ladder to reach the tops of my slides... IWe'll just continue to follow our routine and not worry about it.
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The biggest problem, at least with mine, is they have very little pitch, they could've/should've raised the inside edge an inch or so, mine are nearly flat.. I usually raise/lower the front of the rv before retracting the slides to dump the puddles. Yes, I know it's suppose to be level before operating the slides, but in 10 years fulltiming & 3 different rvs this procedure has not caused slide problems yet.
I tried the ropes & beach balls, both required a ladder & didn't help enough to drag the ladder out.
Last fall I had to replace the topper fabric on the 2 biggest slides so when doing so added another round or 2 of tension on the roller & now they don't sag Unles we get lots of rain,& can't run off fast enough.
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Yes I would need a small ladder to put a ball under the awning. Definitely is a design flaw. I would only bother for long stays.
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Have the same problem of water holding on awing. What I do is raise the front of the camper and the water runs off. What is left the sun will take care of.
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