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This popped up on my Facebook news feed.  Could this be useful on self-supporting awnings?

 

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Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; taking delivery December 7, 2020

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I haven't heard of anyone using them, but it's worth a shot to see.

For what it's worth, I've never had a problem with water pooling on our Carefree awning.  And relative to Ollies with the Fiamma, the Carefree seems to be much tauter.  I know that the fabric is different on mine at least - Recaril vs Sunbrella.  The fabric may start to sag over time, of course (and it's a mostly irrelevant observation to anyone who has or is getting the new Dometic awning).

I think if you opt for the powdered version, I'd make sure that you turn off the auto retract if you use those noodles.

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2 hours ago, Overland said:

I haven't heard of anyone using them, but it's worth a shot to see.

For what it's worth, I've never had a problem with water pooling on our Carefree awning.  And relative to Ollies with the Fiamma, the Carefree seems to be much tauter.  I know that the fabric is different on mine at least - Recaril vs Sunbrella.  The fabric may start to sag over time, of course (and it's a mostly irrelevant observation to anyone who has or is getting the new Dometic awning).

I think if you opt for the powdered version, I'd make sure that you turn off the auto retract if you use those noodles.

Still haven't decided on Dometic manual or powered.  Need to do some research.

As far as pool noodles go, they come in handy in a lot of ways.  Would definitely turn off auto retract if using one on the awning.  😀

Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; taking delivery December 7, 2020

2013 F350 3.2l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed (sold)

AZARCACOGAHIIDILKSLAMSMONENVNMOKORSCTNTX

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I just angle my awning slightly to the back whenever i put it out.  Never had an issue.  I do carry some pool noodles that I have used on the supports from time to time.

Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Cummins Diesel

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