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Old 08-13-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Adding Window Awning

Has anyone taken the time to add a window awning to their rig? I am thinking about adding an awning over the large windows at the dinette. The glass is black and really adds a lot of heat when I am parked with that side to the sun. The length is about 60 and probably 36 tall.
1) What brand awning did you select? I am looking at Carefree.
2) Did you mount it yourself?
3) What should I watch out for?
4) Would you do it again?
5) Any other suggestions?
Thank you for the help.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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We have added Carefree window awnings at the dient/galley window (one 98 inch covering both) the bedroom windows at the head of the bed (50 Inch) and the rear of the RV (38 inch). We used their full view black fabric. It allows one to see through it while blocking 95% of the sunlight. (Used it on our previous DP with great results)

Had them installed, for $300. I'm 74 with a recent knee replacement and did not want to do myself, though they appeared rather easy when being installed.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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Do you have picture of them?
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:51 PM   #4
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Do you have picture of them?
I don't and the RV is back in our storage space. Won't be pulling back out until Oct. Will snap some shots then.

They really do cut down on the heat, but allow some light in. Makes the RV seem far more bright and open than solid awnings.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:25 PM   #5
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Thank you, I will have to get some measurements and get one ordered.
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I don't and the RV is back in our storage space. Won't be pulling back out until Oct. Will snap some shots then.

They really do cut down on the heat, but allow some light in. Makes the RV seem far more bright and open than solid awnings.
Thanks!
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:03 PM   #7
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I was able to take some pictures in Storage yesterday. We'll see if my Tech savvy is good enough to post
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:09 PM   #8
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Here are a few more photos. Taken from inside on the Driver's window awning, showing how you can still see out, but most of the direct sun is blocked, which really lowers the temp inside.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:40 PM   #9
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Those really look nice. I am convinced. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:13 PM   #10
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window awnings

Do you think that the ones you installed would work over the driver and passenger front windows to allow them to be kept open in the rain? My only real complaint with our ACE 29 is the lack of air flow due to the fact that none of the windows can be fully opened, if at all, and I would really like to be able to open the ones in the front.


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Old 04-01-2019, 03:33 PM   #11
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:36 PM   #12
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Do you think that the ones you installed would work over the driver and passenger front windows to allow them to be kept open in the rain? My only real complaint with our ACE 29 is the lack of air flow due to the fact that none of the windows can be fully opened, if at all, and I would really like to be able to open the ones in the front.


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You would need to get the solid, not see through to keep the rain out. Some rain will get through the see through, though it will be considerably reduced.
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