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Old 08-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Awning Sunshade on a 378

I wonder if anyone has tried a sunshade on the awning of their 378. Since the awning is so high, you often don't get much shade. It seems a sunshade would help, but that it would take a pretty long one...
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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I wonder if anyone has tried a sunshade on the awning of their 378. Since the awning is so high, you often don't get much shade. It seems a sunshade would help, but that it would take a pretty long one...
Don't have a 378, but use a shade screen in our power awning all the time, but I also have the awning tie down poles which takes the load off the arms.
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I have the same problem. The awning is so high is doesn't do a lot of good. My accessory slot on the awning is taken up by a short (maybe 10 inch) bit of fabric that hangs down from it. It looks nice but doesn't do much.

Could one of you link what you're talking about? Some goggling didn't turn up anything obvious.
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I have the same problem. The awning is so high is doesn't do a lot of good. My accessory slot on the awning is taken up by a short (maybe 10 inch) bit of fabric that hangs down from it. It looks nice but doesn't do much.

Could one of you link what you're talking about? Some goggling didn't turn up anything obvious.
There is an empty groove on the roller that the sunshade fits in.
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Mine has something in that groove too. But it's just this little short shade. Is that the kind of thing you guys are talking about. Here is a picture.
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Mine has something in that groove too. But it's just this little short shade. Is that the kind of thing you guys are talking about. Here is a picture.
No, a sunscreeen is usually around 6' wide and made out of a heavy duty vinyl screen wire type material. Hangs down from the groove and is usually staked to the ground with bungee cords.
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The ones I've seen are made by Sunpro mfg and come in a lot of sizes. My concern is that it would wear my awning, as the awning seems to rest on the top of the slide as it is.
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The ones I've seen are made by Sunpro mfg and come in a lot of sizes. My concern is that it would wear my awning, as the awning seems to rest on the top of the slide as it is.
That's one of the reasons I made the self storing awning tie down poles. Keeps the load off the arms and holds the awning roller up in it's normal position.
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Pretty cool. Here's the link. The zipper option is really a neat idea too.

RV Awning Drops & End Panels - Features
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Pretty cool. Here's the link. The zipper option is really a neat idea too.

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They are nice, but will not work very well on a power awning without some sort of support under the tube. Saw one in FL 2 yrs ago on a Provost and even tho it was staked down (without tube support) a slight wind came up and bounced it a couple of times and it ended up bending the awning arms. The man had it for sale shortly thereafter. Don't know what it cost for new arms, but I bet it wasn't cheap.
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