We have had several discussions centred around awnings and canopies already - but here is a question for you all. What sort of fabric is your awning
made of. Many of the ones I've seen on stick built trailers look as if they are made of some sort of synthetic canvas like material - a bit like the fabric used on camp chairs, but 'prettier'. I have seen them leaking..
The one that came with our Trillium
is made of a material rather like my raincoat - fairly heavy rubbery/plastic like stuff. It would need to be ripped in order to leak. It probably isn't 'original' as it is longer than the rail the rope goes through.