Awning sun protector (storage)
Here is my latest trailer mod. I live in sunny southern California, when my trailer is not being used the sun beats down hard all day long while parked in the drive way and low and behold my awning does not have the sun protector some of you lucky guys have built into the awning. well I went to the local RV store and priced the aluminum covers and they said they don't do these installations aftermarket. they said that when I replace my awning the option is there to install the roll up aluminum cover. that pretty much equates to lots of dollars. it is time to get creative or spend a lot of money in a very short time to replace the awning due to UV damage. so I came up with this for only $20.00 dollars and change and about a 1/2 an hour of labor. I used 2 full length 4" inch PVC drain pipes, split them down the middle (used a string from end to end to get a straight line with a sharpie) with a air radial cutting wheel, deburred the rough edges and spread the pipes left the connecting end so they can be joined at the middle and popped them right in. they work awesome and the waning is protected while the trailer is not being used. you can see by the photos that the drip rail helps to keep them in place at the top for full protection.