No matter how well you install grommet, it'll compromise the integrity
of canvas. Even it may shorten the life of canvas. Just set one end of
awning little lower than the other side to let the water run off. We
campers do that with our trailer or motor home awnings. Just common
You're really an ungrateful, almost nasty guy. You've given crap to
two or three people already, you don't apologize when you
misunderstand someone who was trying to help you. Instead you insult
him. Are you like this in person too?
Having done some sailing, and knowing nothing about retractable awnings,
I would worry more
about wind than rain. 200# is a lot of water to hold. I did a google
search and found a rain
sensor for retractable, here:
Is the installer still around? Can it be motorized, or change arms so
it has more pitch if you will be
Another solution you might try is to get a couple pieces of 1" or 3/4"PVC
and cut a notch in each end to fit over the frame at the house and the frame
at the outer edge. Cut the PVC slightly longer so that when you put it in it
bows the awning upward, which would make the water shed off and not puddle
in the middle. Because the tension should hold them in place, you could
easily remove them when retracting the awning
Why not eliminate the real cause of the problem?
Check with a camping supply company or similar and get a canvas
If the canvas does not get absorb water and sag it will not hold puddles of
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