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Old 07-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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RV Awning Protection Covers

does anyone use an awning cover when the awning is rolled up and your RV is in storage or going down the road? are they worth it? any problems? i hope it won't fly off going down the highway! that'd be throwing a $100 out the window! i searched the forum so this post wouldn't be a duplicate. if this is a duplicate post, my apologies
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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My Silverback came with the awning cover already installed. So far I love the way it keeps the awning clean when rolled up, and havenít had any issues with it during travel.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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My Silverback came with the awning cover already installed. So far I love the way it keeps the awning clean when rolled up, and havenít had any issues with it during travel.
Could you post a picture of it?
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i found some online. i presume your cover is white or opaque white so as to block the UV rays from destroying the material/fabric. is that the case?
thanks so much for the replies!
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Yes, as you can see in the photo it is white. My trailer is at the storage lot so this was the best I could do for a photo of it.

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Yes, as you can see in the photo it is white. My trailer is at the storage lot so this was the best I could do for a photo of it.

Thanks for the picture. I was wondering how it would work and it looks like it acts the same way as the window awning I just had installed. I like the concept for sure but price is a big factor. Does it really keep the awning material cleaner?
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Thanks for the picture. I was wondering how it would work and it looks like it acts the same way as the window awning I just had installed. I like the concept for sure but price is a big factor. Does it really keep the awning material cleaner?
So far it has kept the awning spotless. Keep in mind that I just picked the Silverback up this past March. You can see in the photo below how the cover lays on the awning when it's extended.

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So far it has kept the awning spotless. Keep in mind that I just picked the Silverback up this past March. You can see in the photo below how the cover lays on the awning when it's extended.

Its the same as my little window awning. I do like it - thanks for the information.
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yes thank you. i didn't know they had a roll up design, i thought it was a pop on pop off set up/removeable.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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I had an awning cover on my old fifth wheel. My new one is a Crusader bunkhouse and I can not find the awning protector for my new one, any suggestions?

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:19 PM   #11
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I saw an ad for them on the back pages of Trailer magazine. It looked like a very flexable piece of PVC type material with a large slot in it that would let you slip it over the rolled up awning. I just couldn't figure out how I would get it on and off without carrying a ladder. The ad did not give any info on prices. I found this at Dyers:
http://www.dyersonline.com/awning-pr...FeGDQgodYn0A5w

Here's their actual website:
http://awningpro-tech.com/products/r...ing-cover-kit/
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #12
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does anyone use an awning cover when the awning is rolled up and your RV is in storage or going down the road? are they worth it? any problems? i hope it won't fly off going down the highway! that'd be throwing a $100 out the window! i searched the forum so this post wouldn't be a duplicate. if this is a duplicate post, my apologies
The one pictured here is corrugated sheet metal and painted. Its very rugged when accidental rubbing against tree branches, besides sun protection. Thing is I've only ever seen them offered with new purchase of an awning. You can buy with or without, its adds quite a bit to the price. Never seen them as retrofit, not sure how they are attached, maybe rivited to the stationary awning anchor. The plastic sleeve one doesn't look terribly practical.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:47 PM   #13
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Is it an easy self install?
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Is it an easy self install?
Not really, they sew in two bulb seams in the awning the metal guard slips over. Similar to the main awning to the roof connection.
Upper right in pic shows guard overlap.


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A piece of plastic guttering cut to length works great when the rv is at home or stored.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #16
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just bought a new 38ft travel trailer and looking for awwning protection but a product called awning pro is over 150.00 and looks to time consumeing. where could i look for the type bob&joyce have?
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where could i look for the type bob&joyce have?
I believe that is part of the package for that model awning. Dometic or A&E awnings (#8500) have a fabric weather shield while the #9000 and #9100 models have the metal weather shield.
If you didn't get a metal with your awning it will have to be one of the after market ideas already posted.
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just bought a new 38ft travel trailer and looking for awwning protection but a product called awning pro is over 150.00 and looks to time consumeing. where could i look for the type bob&joyce have?
You are approaching the cost of a replacement awning fabric, that can be purchased with the alumaguard. The replacement fabric for the 8500 series (which does not have alumaguard) can be ordered with alumaguard.

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