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Old 07-21-2016, 05:01 PM   #11
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I didn't think the black awning was a great idea here in the northeast either. I doubt it makes much difference to comfort, however my concern is that it won't last as long. On the other hand it's hard to keep the white ones looking good.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:20 PM   #12
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I can sum it all up in one word. RETARDS
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:51 PM   #13
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Sitting here in California right now with 105 degree temps at storage lot. Sweating like a river. Check my white propane cover with new temp gun, read 98 in 105 temps. Checked the RV next to me with a black propane cover, 147 degrees. That can't be good. Who thinks up this stuff. I know black looks cool, when clean, but try sitting on boat seats made from black material in the sun. You will need EMS. White is warm, but not skin stickin' hot! I looked at a lot of new Toy Haulers with black tank covers, black awning, black everything. They were so hot just sitting at the dealers lot it was unbearable. Just saying
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:35 PM   #14
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I would not buy a black awning for use here in teh south, but black roof vent covers and AC Shrouds, probably so. The black is not degraded nearly as much by the sun as is white so they last longer
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:48 PM   #15
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I would not buy a black awning for use here in teh south, but black roof vent covers and AC Shrouds, probably so. The black is not degraded nearly as much by the sun as is white so they last longer
Plus the black vent cover prevents more sun from shining through to the inside...thereby helping your a/c.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:06 AM   #16
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I ask this question a couple of years ago,,,
Some one said its because they look good !!!
If I ever have to replace ours,,, you can bet your backside,,,
It will never be BLACK again !!!
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:40 AM   #17
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After reading this thread I have been thinking how hard would it be to remove the fabric (black/white) turn it over so the white side is toward the sun and have the lower/upper attachment seam with the rod removed and reattached. Nampa Idaho has a guy who makes tarps and such for trucks I need to ask him.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:42 AM   #18
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They're sold here on the east coast as well. We were at a CG recently and saw quite a few with black or dark color awnings and black AC shrouds. They were on the "champagne" color TT and a Entegra Motorcoach
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:53 AM   #19
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Is it that big of a deal? I don't think it is at least with the vinyl fabric. It seems we always had close to the same amount of radiant heat below on our other trailers in direct sun which were not the black, or Onyx, as Dometic calls it. I believe one was the Maroon and the other Sandstone. All the colors in the vinyl selections are towards the darker side and even if ordered with the white weather shield it will not make much of a difference.

I was always a huge critic of the black trim and accessories but we ended up with it on this 2017 Roo.......Even if we did not go with the Sapphire package and went with standard white fiberglass you still get the black trim, awning, and accessories.

Seadog, I don't think you can reverse it due to the way the splines are sewn on the roller side.
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Black anything will be hotter than White !!!
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