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Old 04-15-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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on those awning covers that slip over your awning and are supposed to protect them from the elements, NOT. I took mine off today in prep for attending the rally in Tennessee and the awning was covered with mold. Had to get out the spray bottle and some bleach and clean it real good.
The covers are plastic pieces/ 4' long that slip over the awning. Junk, but they can be used as waste hose supports....that is in another thread.
On a side note, the tires were all perfect 50 psi as well as the lug nuts. I'm a happy camper.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. When I first started to read this I thought maybe they were made of the same material as Ron's fridge baffles!
When I took the 5.0 out a few weeks ago to get the A/C installed and a check-over by ETI everything was good. The new owner picked it up a week and a half ago. Haven't heard from him since so I guess its still good.
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on those awning covers that slip over your awning and are supposed to protect them from the elements, NOT. I took mine off today in prep for attending the rally in Tennessee and the awning was covered with mold. Had to get out the spray bottle and some bleach and clean it real good.
The covers are plastic pieces/ 4' long that slip over the awning. Junk, but they can be used as waste hose supports....that is in another thread.
On a side note, the tires were all perfect 50 psi as well as the lug nuts. I'm a happy camper.
Yep, not the first time I've heard of mold resulting from the cover. Better to give the awning a good treatment of 303 before storing it. Lasts a year with no UV damage.
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on those awning covers that slip over your awning and are supposed to protect them from the elements, NOT. I took mine off today in prep for attending the rally in Tennessee and the awning was covered with mold. Had to get out the spray bottle and some bleach and clean it real good.
The covers are plastic pieces/ 4' long that slip over the awning. Junk, but they can be used as waste hose supports....that is in another thread.
On a side note, the tires were all perfect 50 psi as well as the lug nuts. I'm a happy camper.
Have had good luck with mine for two winters now outside. We travel with them on to cut down on UV Rays affecting the first two feet. Sorry you had such bad luck with yours.
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The folks that I know using the awning covers are more concerned about the UV damage at the top edge when rolled up. They live where there's a bunch more sun than rain/moisture.

Unfortunately, the awning material is considered a "disposable." In good times you might get 7-10 years out of an awning, if taken care of.
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