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Old 02-21-2015, 07:52 PM   #1
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Automatic awning cover

Hi again. I guess I have nothing better to do than post and plan for the upcoming season. Not that that is bad.

Is there such a thing as an after market automatic protective RV awning cover. By that I mean a protective cover that you don't have to get up on a ladder to take off and put on. Neither my wife or I are suppose to get on ladders any more. It's an age thing. I believe I have a Carefree on my Dutchmen but I didn't see such a product on their website.
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Hi again. I guess I have nothing better to do than post and plan for the upcoming season. Not that that is bad.
I with you just had ice and snow last night, I'm itching to get out!!!

I am also interested in what you find for a awning cover. My Slide Toppers (Dometic Elite) have a metal piece that the cover rolls into when the slides are closed. I wish my awning had the same thing.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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I asked this question of my good local RV dealer. The covers have to be purchased as part of the awning. and they ain't cheap.

However! One smart guy at my work place took some scrap white roofing membrane and glued it to the exposed part of his awning as a cover, so far it is holding up just fine.

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One smart guy at my work place took some scrap white roofing membrane and glued it to the exposed part of his awning as a cover, so far it is holding up just fine.

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What did he use to glue it?
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I bet you could use Eternabond, it comes in various widths...an 8 inch wide strip may do...that stuff will hold up great and will not come off...

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What did he use to glue it?
Some type of bonding adhesive. I will have to check the next time I am at their shop.

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