Originally Posted by Phoebe3
Carefree specifically states that their legless awning is not to be used in the rain. I can say, though, that it is naturally sloped down so rain may run off of it anyway.
But do you actually mean sloped front down towards back or are you just referring to the normal slope from the awning case away from the vehicle?
Travel trailers generally all have the built in slope away from the trailer, ours certainly does.
But unless you also slope the awning it front to back in times of rain, the fabric will still normally "belly down" and accumulate water.
Over our many years of trailer camping with different trailers and awnings, there have been a couple of times when we neglected to set the front-rear slope and the weight off water trapped in the awning when we discovered it was amazing!
I was in fact surprised that the weight had not ripped the fabric right off the trailer!
I am hoping that if we get a class B that I can use the awning in rain if not also too windy at the time.
I'd hate to wind up buying a unit that came with an electric awning only to have to remove it and replace with a manual one, but worst case I suppose that could happen - hard to pick and choose as there are so many other important factors to also consider when selecting the best camper!
Cheers ......... Brian.