Orginally posted by Keith Williams
* * * * * * Hey T & J am Mary and Morgan.
Thanks for the tips. *I'll check at Campers World for that trim stuff. *It looks like what I need but I'll also look into the PVC option. *I know there must be a way to deal with this and you've proven that.
Morgan, I'd like to visit you someday when I'm down in NM. *I get down there a lot on business but Silver City isn't on the visit schedule too often. *Some day we'll make it.
Thanks again to all,
We'd enjoy visiting with you, Keith. Let me know when you get down this way.
If I were sealing my awning now, I think I'd do it differently (for esthetics). If you cut some 1" PVC pipe lengthwise to make a trough, it should go on top behind the box. You'll still need lots of marine grade silicone to attach and seal it. The fiberglass is not straight, it's wavy.
One advantage of the vinyl guttering, is that you can extend it beyond the front and rear of the awning to channel the water away.
Another thing I did with my awning was to make a screen that slid into the awning rail and another than hooked on one end. I used sunscreen fabric from Home Despot. It's 6' wide and comes in various lengths. Just sew 3/16" cording into one edge and that slides into the slot. Grommets at the lower corners allow it to be anchored.
The screen provides shade, moderates the wind and reduces the splash and spray when it rains.
This thread has a photo of the screen:
Here's a photo of the guttering: