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Friday, May 06, 2016

It needed replacing anyway


Look up, always look up. That was Sandie's advice to me the day I bought the RV. I'll add my own note to myself: always walk entirely around the RV prior to jumping in to drive it. The awning was not working when I bought it, but now I'll just take it off until I get around to replacing the entire assembly. The building's corner of the roof didn't sustain much damage.
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11 comments:

  1. With a little instigation from Lloyd Threicle a few years ago I had my canopy removed. It has not been even wanted once since then. They are too much bother and liability for me.

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  2. Most of my friends who have an RV pretty much echo what Barney just said. They use those pop-up canopies for shade.

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  3. The second MH I bought was a former rental (Cruise America) and had no awning until I put one on it. I suspect it was just for the reason you found out :).

    Oh well, it was just a matter of time and it luckily did not turn into a too expensive lesson. Me, I took off two $10,000 roofs. Thank goodness for insurance. You might want to consider an insurance claim, awnings can run up to $1,000 after installation.

    It's all downhill now. What building did you hit?

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    1. Only put liability insurance on the RV for now. Will probably go to full coverage when I sell the mobile home so that the stuff in storage in covered as well. I parked up close to the laundry/community room at Mom's park so as to be out of the way...

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  4. I'm not laughing. Really, I'm not.

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  5. Been there, done that. Sorry girl.

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  6. Been there, done that. Sorry girl.

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  7. Ooppss those things do happen, lesson learned, bet that won't happen again. Good idea to measure the complete height or your RV and place a sticker on your dash. Both in feet and inches and metres (in case you go to Canada or Mexico. We have seen a few overheads that are below 10 feet, not good for your rv.

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  8. I was at Dave's Corner Market in Moab getting a latte when a woman came out and got in her RV, then proceeded to drive forward. I yelled and managed to stop her before she took off the corner of his roof - only a few inches to spare. She said she's never been so happy in her life to be yelled at. LOL

    As for awnings, more trouble than they're worth. Get a Clam screen tent - easy to put up, keeps out the bugs, and also gives you shade. They're really nice. Amazon.

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    1. Just saw the video on the Clam screen tent...wow, I am impressed. Thanks for the tip.

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