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Old 12-15-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Shade pro Vista shade

For those *Berk owners* with a early 2014 or older that have the awning attached to the side of the motorhome (not the slide out like the new ones) and are using the shade pro Vista shade, what length did you get and also what length drop are you using? I was thinking of ordering the 17 foot length with either the 8 foot drop or 10 foot drop. Wasn't sure if I needed the extra two feet on the drop.

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Old 12-15-2015, 12:12 PM   #2
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Here is the 10 Ft. drop shade.
Ours is an RB so can't comment on the length.

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Old 12-15-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thank you!

I believe the lengths are the same on our units but I could be wrong. I think they're 16 or 18 but I'm not sure and at work so I can't measure it.

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Jason, I have a '14 390fl and have the 17' with 10' drop. This is a great product. Especially since our slides take up so much of the awnings overhead coverage.


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So after measuring, my awning roller is 14 feet. So when ordering the vista shade. Have to go with the 13 foot one.

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I was thinking about installing shade pro on my berk. but I went against it. there has been a few times when we was camping and my wife and I was down on the stream prospecting for gold and a storm came up, by the time we got back to MH the awning was retracted. I have it on auto retract. so I just put up a tent and use what shade we do get from the awning .
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I was thinking about installing shade pro on my berk. but I went against it. there has been a few times when we was camping and my wife and I was down on the stream prospecting for gold and a storm came up, by the time we got back to MH the awning was retracted. I have it on auto retract. so I just put up a tent and use what shade we do get from the awning .
I also leave the autoretract on when I'm gone, but if there is any possibility of strong winds or storms, I zip off the bottom piece before I leave. Very easy process.

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I turn the auto retract off anytime I Attach the 10 foot shade to the awning.
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Is that awning made by Carefree? We have a Carefree awning on our 5th wheel and purchased a shade from the manufacturer to preclude any interface issues. We like it very much and is easy to install and remove. Wish I had a picture but just thought I'd comment.
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Is that awning made by Carefree? We have a Carefree awning on our 5th wheel and purchased a shade from the manufacturer to preclude any interface issues. We like it very much and is easy to install and remove. Wish I had a picture but just thought I'd comment.
It's made by shade pro. RV Awnings & Accessories - Shadepro


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Is that awning made by Carefree? We have a Carefree awning on our 5th wheel and purchased a shade from the manufacturer to preclude any interface issues. We like it very much and is easy to install and remove. Wish I had a picture but just thought I'd comment.

The awning on the coach is made by carefree. The vista shade is made by shade pro

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Old 12-16-2015, 06:06 PM   #12
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You guys that have these should get some awning poles....hahahaha
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:41 PM   #14
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How does this Shade Pro attach to the original awning? And with the awning extended, I'm guessing you need a ladder to reach it to attach the awning?
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[QUOTE=DJP6371;1058381]How does this Shade Pro attach to the original awning? And with the awning extended, I'm guessing you need a ladder to reach it to attach the awning?[/QUOTE


Attaches in awning channel. With awning extended, you can reach without ladder to attache lower portion and I am only 5'7"


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How does this Shade Pro attach to the original awning? And with the awning extended, I'm guessing you need a ladder to reach it to attach the awning?
The bottom 6 Ft. unzips to remove and store.
The top part of the shade rolls up with the awning.
Very easy.

The initial installation was tough for me. Had to have a helper and 2 ladders.
It does slide in a groove on the shade roller, but has to be lined up with a slot on the front end cap which is not at the bottom.
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The bottom 6 Ft. unzips to remove and store.
The top part of the shade rolls up with the awning.
Very easy.

The initial installation was tough for me. Had to have a helper and 2 ladders.
It does slide in a groove on the shade roller, but has to be lined up with a slot on the front end cap which is not at the bottom.
I had to remove cap toward rear to do install.

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Old 12-17-2015, 09:39 AM   #18
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Post's # 16 and 17 bring assembly at the Awning at the MFG.to be odd! Some Slots are at the Bottom,some other locations,some End caps are on the wrong end with NO slot for add on's! This is not just a Berk Issue,but all Divisions! Youroo!!
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:38 AM   #19
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Die grinder and you have an opening to get into slot.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:03 PM   #20
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I had to remove cap toward rear to do install.

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Rich, here is a picture of the slot I was talking about to get the awning through.
You can see why it was so hard.
Your way was probably easier.
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