Pulled Down Old RV Awning And It Was Full Of Water

by Jeri
(Graham, NC, USA)

Question: I pulled down the awning that was supposed to have been rolled up for a year+. It was full of water. Do awnings collect water while they are rolled up?


Robbie: I suppose it's possible to have water in the rolls of the fabric, but if it had been a year and was put away wet it would have been covered in black mold spots. You should always try to store awnings when dry. If they're wet when you roll it up after camping, roll it out when you get home and allow it to dry. When your awning to totally dry let me know if it does collect water when stored after a good rain. I'll post your response for others to read. Maybe readers could respond to this question also.


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Jul 02, 2011
Roof Awning
by: Blaine

My roof awning on one of my motorhomes gets wet during a drive if it is raining. I have dried it out after a trip, driven to another location, and if it was raining during the drive, it will be wet when we open it up again.

Jul 02, 2011
Awning put away dry but...
by: Anonymous

The awning was put away dry but when I opened it, it was full of water. I noticed that the AC condensation was running off the rolled up awning. I am trying to figure how the water is getting into the rolled up awning. I imagine it is going to cause rotting in time.

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