Originally Posted by herk7769
Well one day we had a wind blow in and before we could get out and take it all apart, the awning was flapping pretty hard. Now the retractable arm on the left side does not lay flat when the awning is retracted.
Sunpro (RV Awning Drapes and Drops
), offers a model with a zipper that separates the sunshade in two pieces for those moments that you must bring the awning in a hurry. It is a $65 option, but like some would probably attest to, one awning repair would easily exceed that amount!
As to rolling the sunshade in with the awning, I would also say no. Even with the zippered sunshade, the manufacturer's website states only in emergency situations should one roll in the sunshade (and not even the whole sunshade but only the smaller upper piece) with the awning.
I think from the responses received it is a worthwhile investment. So now it is onto the chief decorator (DW) for color selection and final approval, then back to me for purchase.
Here is a picture of what the zippered sunshade looks like,