Leaving awnings out year long?

Discussion in 'Full Timing' started by superbear, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. superbear

    superbear New Member

    We just started living in our RV in June, so this is our first winter. We live in Central Ohio and I have a question regarding the awning. Can I leave it out all winter long? If not when should I put it in? We have slight mobility issues and would like to leave it out as much as possible. But I need to know when I should put it in so it doesn't get ruined. I would greatly appreciate any advise I can get.




    Jackie
     
  2. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Don't think I would leave one out all winter. Winds, frozen with ice on top, snow load all would be a case for a bad time. wait for a warmer day in the sun when it's dry and put it in for the bad weather.

    LEN
     
  3. JimE

    JimE Senior Member

    RE: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Jackie, in 2008 I purchased a used 2005 coach. The owners were work campers and left the slide outs open 24x7x365. I just had to replace both of the awnings as they had become delaminated from being exposed to the elements for so long. I would highly recommend closing your awning.
     
  4. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Jackie I think you have gotten the right answer from Len and JimE. As Jim as stated the elements will will destroy it a short time. But as stated earlier, it good to let them out to dry after a rain, and always apply some type of protector on them.
     
  5. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    We were expecting to get back to our class C at our seasonal site before the bad weather hit. Well, it's not winterized and the awning is still out! I m hoping the awning dries out so we can put it up this weekend and that the plumbing is still in tact!
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Becky we wished you the best on the plumbing, hope nothing has frozen and burst. also that the awning is still in tack.
     
  7. superbear

    superbear New Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    What is the best type of stuff to use to protect it?
     
  8. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Thanks! Ken is probably thinking, "Uh oh, there she goes again, messing something up!"
     
  9. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Well at least you have someone you can call. You must have him on speed dial :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Don't think there is much you can do to protect other than drying before putting up and cleaning with soap water and maybe a little bleach for mold removal.

    LEN
     
  11. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: Leaving awnings out year long?

    Let's just say, I think he recognizes my number!
     

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