Hey that photo is my ex-SMB! Taken at Usal Beach on California's Lost Coast during our maiden voyage. (Trivia time: I just found out that Usal stands for USA L
umber.) Feel free to use any photo from any gallery, that is what they are there for.
Originally Posted by schluchtenflitzer
did anyone out there tested to mount the awning on the side of the pop up top? I think it should be ok and a lot of problems are gone.
I do not like the mount of my awning (same as usual at all smbīs) because of the bad fixation and the tent has to go upwards because of the side doors. That makes no sence for me if it is raining...
Just to let you know, once I had SMB reinforce the awning bracket, I never had any problem after that. That includes miles and miles of washboard roads.
And on the issue of rain. You might think the way the awning slopes that there is a problem but not really. First of all, if there is any wind with the rain (usually the case), you do not want to have the awning deployed. Secondly, the ponding water never (in my experience) makes it back to the van edge of the awning. It will run-off the sides before it gets there. You might have a little dripping from direct rainfall, but not enough to worry about closing the doors. I used to work on my van in my driveway with the awning deployed and raining without any problems at all.