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Old 03-21-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings

Hey, has anyone tried the Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings. On my '14 390FL, the awning doesn't come out much over the slide, so I thought that this may be nice to add shade. (sorry about the bold print. Old guy + new tech = you get what you get)

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Old 03-21-2015, 07:08 PM   #2
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Hey, has anyone tried the Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings. On my '14 390FL, the awning doesn't come out much over the slide, so I thought that this may be nice to add shade. (sorry about the bold print. Old guy + new tech = you get what you get)Rich
I found out you need to support the awning if you add any kind of sun screen otherwise it will pull the awning arms down.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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Hey, has anyone tried the Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings. On my '14 390FL, the awning doesn't come out much over the slide, so I thought that this may be nice to add shade. (sorry about the bold print. Old guy + new tech = you get what you get)

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I have two awnings and added them to both, been very happy with the outcome. Set them at an angle and it gives you alot more room under it. I recommend them in a minute,....
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Mine rolls up with no issue. It's been on for two years now and I did check with Carefree first. They said no problem but no longer than 6'. I stake it down sometimes. Click image for larger version

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I think Carefree has a lot stronger motor & torsion spring than Dometic. Mine will hardly get one roll before it stalls and I added 2 additional turns on the torsion spring.
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Most are adding a three foot section with a zipper to add a five or six foot section. I should have but I hate messing with the zipper thing.
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Hey Phil, do you remember how long the awnings are? How much drop did you get?
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Rich mine is six foot with no add in zipper section. I think Tom has the three foot drop and a zipper section. To be honest I like his better. I don't do work over my head very well so I elected to do the one piece.
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Phil, I have the one with the 3 foot section and the zipper for attaching the additional 6 foot section. It is very easy for me to reach and attach the added section by myself but it is even easier with someone supporting the extra section as I closed the zipper. Take down is even easier, less than a minute. I really like the added shade coverage we get from the awning addition. Highly recommend.


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Thanks Marty. I couldn't remember who had that set up. I would recommend Marty's set up as it is easier on the awning and gives more shade.
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