RV awnings give your home a nice outdoor space that is perfect for relaxing, entertaining and extending your living area. But what happens when that awning is getting old? Here’s the top 5 signs it’s time to replace that RV awning.
1. You Have to Be Hercules to Close It
If you try to close your RV awning and it feels like you’re using all your strength, it might be time for a change. You should just be able to use either the hand crank or normal force to get your RV awning back into place. Next time you close up your awning, see how tired you feel after. If you need a nap, that awning has to go.
2. You Can’t Put Things Where They Go
If you can’t adjust the pitch of your awning unless you get Hercules back on the job, or if your arms aren’t sliding into their channels right, it’s time. Forcing things into place can cause damage to your RV awning and no one wants that. If things aren’t going where they are supposed to go with ease, start looking up new RV awnings.
3. Your Awning Starts to Look Diseased
If you pull out your RV awning and it looks sick, it might be time to replace it. Check your awning sometimes for brown spots, flakes, rips, frays, basically anything unsightly. It doesn’t always mean you need a new awning, sometimes you just need new fabric. Still, this is something you want to replace. Don’t forget to clean your awning sometimes to keep it looking lovely.
4. You See Any Bending or Breaking
If you see anything wrong with the structural integrity of your RV awning, it’s time to get a new one. Any structural issues can cause the awning to collapse during use, which can cause injury. Make sure you keep an eye on your awning to ensure it’s in good working order so you can relax in the shade in peace.
5. You Can See Through Your RV Awning
If you’re sitting under your awning sipping coffee and you can see the sky, there’s a problem. You’ll want to repair your awning or replace it if you start to see tears. This will help prevent the problem from getting worse due to wear and tear or inclement weather.
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