Pmonrian
I hope you guys have patience for one more question.

The awning on my 177se can be bone dry when I put it up, but ends up wet and moldy after it rains.
Has anyone used the RV Pro-Tech Awning Cover Kits?

...or maybe someone has another suggestion for keeping the awning, if not dry, at least free of mold???

Thanks again.
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fireblot
We haven't had that problem and we're in a very humid, mold prone climate in North Florida. I'm wondering if your awning is rolling downwards toward the camper the way it is supposed to? It should be retracting in a way that rain can't enter the closed roll. I do keep a poly tarp over the top of the roof during storage to prevent UV damage, so our retracted awning is covered as well. On the road I don't worry about drying the awning, but I am careful when storing to run it out, fully extend the arms to get max tension and then I use a push broom underneath to make sure there is no standing water. 
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Ggimlick
I recently sold our motorhome after ten years and that awning did this its entire life. I’ve been told it’s condensation or rain ran in the ends during uncovered storage. I never was able to stop it. I constantly cleaned it with awning mildew remover and treated it with 303. After ten years there was a slight stain along the length of the awning from mildew.
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Pmonrian
Thanks for the responses fireblot and Ggimlick.

It seems to be a combination of the things you mentioned (condensation and rain).
We have some of the 303 spray. We'll break out the mildew remover before we put Maisie away for the winter.

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Ggimlick
Good luck, I’ve battled it for years with all the RV's I’ve owned and there doesn't seem to be a firm solution short of keeping it inside. All I’ve been able to do is minimize the damage. 

Kind of discouraging.
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Ggimlick
Good luck, I’ve battled it for years with all the RV's I’ve owned and there doesn't seem to be a firm solution short of keeping it inside. All I’ve been able to do is minimize the damage. 

Kind of discouraging.
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