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Old 06-22-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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Just curious. Anyone else feel that their awning doesn't go out far enough?
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:55 PM   #2
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Mine extends as far as supposed to but doesn't seem as far as they did when I was younger. If you mean are they getting shorter? I think so.

kids think tt stands for tan turd.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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Mine extends as far as supposed to but doesn't seem as far as they did when I was younger. If you mean are they getting shorter? I think so.

kids think tt stands for tan turd.


Yep, that's what I meant. Just doesn't seem to be long enough to shade you from the sun. May look into the extenders. Anyone have one and are you happy with it?
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I thought I was one of the few that thought that. Never measured one, but they sure do seem a shade shorter. Been meaning to get the screen that slides in the slot on the tube, just hadn't ordered yet.
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If you look at some if the new MH the awning is mounted on the slide so you get the full effect of the awning. We start with a two foot deficit because we have the slide on the same side.
I use a hang down shade and it helps. I sometimes stake it out or leave it hang. I does get in the way sometimes. I thought I would find the old aluminum tent poles to extent the shade put haven't found them yet.
If I were to buy mine again I would get a three foot drop and a zipper with a six foot add on.


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If you look at some if the new MH the awning is mounted on the slide so you get the full effect of the awning. We start with a two foot deficit because we have the slide on the same side.
I use a hang down shade and it helps. I sometimes stake it out or leave it hang. I does get in the way sometimes. I thought I would find the old aluminum tent poles to extent the shade put haven't found them yet.
If I were to buy mine again I would get a three foot drop and a zipper with a six foot add on.


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I know what you mean about the slide taking up some of the awning. But when I look at it extended, it looks like the arms could extend further. I wonder if the awning material was wider then the awning would swing out farther.
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x2 to what Phil said. Besides it not coming out very far, it is dang high to reach to attach a sun screen. However, if the sunscreen is in two pieces, say 3 ft and 8 ft, the three foot section stays attached all the time and simply rolls up with the awning. Therefore, you can reach the 3 ft section to attach the larger section by zipper or hooks ( depends upon manufacturer).

I have seen some MHZ awnings that come over the slide-out and are huge. But they are on high $$$ MH like the Allegro Bus.
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All I can say is it stinks when I put the picnic table up to the side of the tt and the awning barely covers it. But on the flip side I just spent a day picking caulking off the tt because the assembly plant was to lazy to wipe it up..

kids think tt stands for tan turd.
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I hardly ever use the awning that's on our Berk, we carry one of those EZUP canopies and use that instead. The DW hangs lights on it also and we can set it up however we need to.


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I was just saying tonight that we need to bring the EZ up on our next trip.
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