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Old 05-24-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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CHeck out the Vista Shade for electric awnings from Shade Pro. Will help make the Berkshire Awning useful

ShadePro Inc.: Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings
This looks like it could be trouble for our Berkshire awnings that retract automatically with the wind sensor. In looking at the vista shade link it seems that you are supposed to unzip the large part of the shade and only have the small 2' part roll up with the awning. I have had some awning mishaps already (another long and sort of funny but expensive story) and would be very hesitant to risk something getting rolled up and tangled in the awning.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:16 PM   #12
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This looks like it could be trouble for our Berkshire awnings that retract automatically with the wind sensor. In looking at the vista shade link it seems that you are supposed to unzip the large part of the shade and only have the small 2' part roll up with the awning. I have had some awning mishaps already (another long and sort of funny but expensive story) and would be very hesitant to risk something getting rolled up and tangled in the awning.
the instructions with the Vista Pro awing state to turn off the auto retract feature when you have the full shade attached. The three foot section that stays on the awing rolls up just fine on my awing and that alone has helped block a lot of the sun from coming in making the awing more useable. Works for me anyway and retracts just fine. I purchased the 19 foot long, by 9 foot drop.
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I did the 10'x9'drop also works great. What I want to find is the old aluminum adjustable tent stakes to increase the useful space under the new drop.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:47 AM   #14
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Will the normal "patio shade" roll up in the awning also?? I have one from my travel trailer days and would love to use on my berk. I would assume it should be ok just like this shade a few posts above.
Also FYI the awning is adjustable and the book says you can adjust one lower than the other as long as your with in 3 numbers of each other. I set mine up only 2 numbers apart and it has a nice slope to the awning and rolls up just fine.
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Mine is a 9' drop and it rolls up fine. I was told not to store it long term with it on.
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