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Old 02-06-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Passenger Slide & Awning?

One of the main things we like to do with our current fifth wheel is sit outside under the awning. But with the slide being at the awning how does the awning work. It appears to me that the awning would not be able to come down enough to block off the sun. A salesman at a RV show mentioned that it is very easy to just close the slide.

Will the awning come down after this is done and is this a PITA to do?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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And the unit you are concerned about?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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You will notice a difference between 5ver and MH awnings since the attachment point on the MH is significantly higher. Unless it's a 3 ft slide, it shouldn't make much difference whether it's in or out. I would think sliding in everyday would be a PITA depending on the model.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #4
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There are a lot of units that have the slides come out on the Patio. Some have a 21ft+ auwing but only 3ft on each end where you can use under cover? And they seem to have a slide cover on them also. Double coverage for the slide I guess. Running Horse brand seems to take top Honors for this. Youroo!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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I don't even know what the OP is talking about.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #6
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I don't even know what the OP is talking about.
I'm thinking he means that there is a slide that is under the awning, not allowing max full down tilt of the awning, but I could be wrong
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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And the unit you are concerned about?
Oopps

I am referring to the 378TS.

I am referring to the 20' awning not the slide topper.
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I'm thinking he means that there is a slide that is under the awning, not allowing max full down tilt of the awning, but I could be wrong
You are correct.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #9
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I've seen this on other 5th wheels where the slide takes out most of the awning for use, especially a large slide. When we shopped for our current 5th wheel, that was one of the criteria, an awning that didn't double as a "slide topper" to maximize space. I've got two fellow campers that have this type of set up; not ideal.
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We also have a 5er that the awning covers the slide. It is my refrigerator and stove slide. The awning does cover enough area to sit under, but it isn't the same as if there were no slide. Our previous Class C we were able to adjust the awning angle. Of course, depending on the angle of the sun....depended how much shade. I was looking at those screens, that you can attach to the awning, as an idea too.
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