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Old 07-14-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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with an awning and you have a choice, would you park so that the awning would be on the east side or west side? is morning shade more preferable than afternoon....my awning just comes out with no choice of lowering, so as the sun goes down I can just see it beaming in when it gets low enough [but I guess you can buy add ons that hang down.] .
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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Makes no difference to us, we have a sunscreen and sunscreen end panels, so north, south, east or west is not a problem.

I do prefer door facing east tho'.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #3
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thanks turbs and old coot....too late to buy now....leaving thurs.....reckon I should be more worried [not that I am worried] about the mosquitos.
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It depends on how you camp.

If you stay outside most of the time, awning facing east will provide most shade in the afternoon when it is hottest.

If you are inside during the afternoon, we would face the awning west to block some sun from the side of the RV to help keep the inside temp down.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:21 AM   #6
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Being from a northern state, it really doesn't matter. BUT when we snowbird to southern Florida in the winter it's a different story.

Our site in Florida has the awning on the West side. Even with a sunscreen it gets way to hot to sit under the awning in the afternoon. The choice lots there have the awnings on the East side.

When it's over 80 outside with the sun shinning, my recommendation is to have your awning on the East side.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:38 AM   #7
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I would go West...since outside ambient temp is higher in the afternoon. The camper is going to get hotter as the day goes on due to higher outside temp and the added sun exposure from the West. You can mitigate that somewhat by having less direct sun exposure on the camper in the afternoon.

I also think it depends on whether you are trying to keep the inside camper temp down, or just trying to find a way to more comfortably sit outside under the awning. I would agree that sitting outside on a hot day is more enjoyable in the morning with an East facing awning than it would be in the afternoon with a West facing awning.
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Turbs - I like your sunshade...it looks like it hangs lower than the Patty-O-Shade that I got from Camping World. What brand/type is it?
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