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Old 05-27-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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Awning Sun Shade

I am looking for info on using a sunshade on the awning. In particular, my concern is for added weight and stress on the awning arms. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have a 10 x 6 or so one I hang from time to time. No issues on a power awning.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:04 AM   #3
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I have a Careferee. Two part system. The first 3' stay on the awning when you roll it up. The remaining 8' or so get zippered off. 2 minutes to install. On a power awning. Weighs next to nothing.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:15 AM   #4
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We love ours use it every time we stay for more than a couple of days. Privacy and security. If its staked down right it supports the awning better then a tie down because it spans the whole length. And if its weight; buy a set of awning poles.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:36 AM   #5
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I am looking for info on using a sunshade on the awning. In particular, my concern is for added weight and stress on the awning arms. Any info would be appreciated.
We have a 20' elect awning with a 19' J&J sunshade and a J&J end shade that can be used on either end where needed! In order for All this to WORK in "Rain/Wind" conditions "SUPPORT POLES" are needed! The poles allow for a Set Pitch to be maintained during "RAIN & WIND" the weight of Water and FORCE of Wind would be a DISASTER without Support Poles! I have also added "DEFLAPPER Poles to each end this allows 2 things,a place to hang the end Sunshades and attach the Deflappers! I used "OC Wests"idea on the Flap poles,and "OC Easts" Self storage Brackets for the Support poles! You hear a lot of Members say they have their Awning "Tied DOWN",the Main concern also is "HELD UP"! Youroo!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:52 AM   #6
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Great thanks everyone for your input. Icv800 I was also looking at the Carefree one. I was worried about the weight on the awning but it seems like it is not an issue. I would only be using it during nice weather. The way our camper is set in our seasonal by 2 o'clock the sun has eaten half our shade.

I will also look into awning poles. Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:07 AM   #7
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I don't use awning poles, but rather long bungee cords and stretch them out. I've never had a problem, but I do pull my awning in (NOW!) which I gently tie down with cargo straps and a dog stake, above 20 mph.
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I am looking for info on using a sunshade on the awning. In particular, my concern is for added weight and stress on the awning arms. Any info would be appreciated.
Like youroo said, you definitely need awning poles to take the load off the flimsy alum struts.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:33 AM   #9
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This is a Vista Shade. It is made specifically for an electric awning. The insert is 4' and a 6' addition zips onto it for complete coverage. The 4' section is not removed and rolls up and out with the awning. No poles are required. Have not had any issues with this setup.
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