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Old 03-21-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings

Hey, has anyone tried the Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings. On my '14 390FL, the awning doesn't come out much over the slide, so I thought that this may be nice to add shade. (sorry about the bold print. Old guy + new tech = you get what you get)

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Hey, has anyone tried the Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings. On my '14 390FL, the awning doesn't come out much over the slide, so I thought that this may be nice to add shade. (sorry about the bold print. Old guy + new tech = you get what you get)Rich
I found out you need to support the awning if you add any kind of sun screen otherwise it will pull the awning arms down.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hey, has anyone tried the Vista Shade for Electric RV Awnings. On my '14 390FL, the awning doesn't come out much over the slide, so I thought that this may be nice to add shade. (sorry about the bold print. Old guy + new tech = you get what you get)

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I have two awnings and added them to both, been very happy with the outcome. Set them at an angle and it gives you alot more room under it. I recommend them in a minute,....
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:46 PM   #4
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Mine rolls up with no issue. It's been on for two years now and I did check with Carefree first. They said no problem but no longer than 6'. I stake it down sometimes. Click image for larger version

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I think Carefree has a lot stronger motor & torsion spring than Dometic. Mine will hardly get one roll before it stalls and I added 2 additional turns on the torsion spring.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:55 PM   #6
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Most are adding a three foot section with a zipper to add a five or six foot section. I should have but I hate messing with the zipper thing.



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Old 03-22-2015, 08:57 AM   #7
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Hey Phil, do you remember how long the awnings are? How much drop did you get?
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Rich mine is six foot with no add in zipper section. I think Tom has the three foot drop and a zipper section. To be honest I like his better. I don't do work over my head very well so I elected to do the one piece.



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Phil, I have the one with the 3 foot section and the zipper for attaching the additional 6 foot section. It is very easy for me to reach and attach the added section by myself but it is even easier with someone supporting the extra section as I closed the zipper. Take down is even easier, less than a minute. I really like the added shade coverage we get from the awning addition. Highly recommend.


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Thanks Marty. I couldn't remember who had that set up. I would recommend Marty's set up as it is easier on the awning and gives more shade.



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Old 03-22-2015, 09:39 AM   #11
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Marty how's the ankle?



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Hi Phil
Ankle is healing. Went to Duke this week and had cast removed. Now in a boot until May 20th. Gradually will be able to put weight on it, but still using scooter, wheelchair and knee walker to get around. Had to cancel the 2 week trip to Marathon because I could not use the boat. Maybe next year. Did not know Okeechobee fell through,, What happened? We were planning to stay there with you sometime next February. See you soon,
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We were buying a lot from a existing owner. We agreed on price and did a "handshake " over the phone. He came down to close on the deal and get his stuff and backed out. Turns out he was playing his wife. She wanted it sold and he didn't. We found out from others in the park that he is not very trustworthy. Oh well we did better in Fort Myers. We lived Silver Palms because of the people but the management isn't very stable and now we have heard the park is for sale again. We bought in Cypress Trail in FM and are happy with it so far. Lots of work to do with landscaping and sheds and all that.



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Thanks for all of the advice. I pulled the trigger on a 17 foot with 10 foot drop. I am excited to think about having some shade this year...
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To those that installed a single section shade, is there any problem with the extra thicker roll (when rolled up) fitting into the metal cover, and does the awing completely close?

I would be skeptical about adding an extra 10 ft to the roll. Depends upon the material thickness as well.
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To those that installed a single section shade, is there any problem with the extra thicker roll (when rolled up) fitting into the metal cover, and does the awing completely close?

I would be skeptical about adding an extra 10 ft to the roll. Depends upon the material thickness as well.
I have a 4 foot section attached to my 20 foot awning that rolls up with the awning. I have a 6 foot zipper section to extend to the ground. The six foot section is not designed to roll up with the awning, remove and store in provided storage bag before retracting awning. Yes, 10 foot roll up shade would be to much for my A&E electric awning.
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Hank my drop is six foot and it rolls up fine. I would not go any longer.



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Thanks for all of the advice. I pulled the trigger on a 17 foot with 10 foot drop. I am excited to think about having some shade this year...
My concern was for Gasman, who who wants to roll up 10fT.
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Sorry Hank I misread your post. Rich if you did buy a one piece 10' drop let us know if it rolls up. My six foot is about all mine will hold. Hope you got the two part.



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Hey guys, sorry, I guess I was a little unclear. Mine is a total 10 foot drop. It is a 4 ft. section that tucks into the awning when rolled up and then a 6 foot attachment screen when unfurled.

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