RV Awnings Create Shade & Additional Living Space

RV awnings are a fantastic way to create cool shade and shelter from the summer sun. Generally older RVs have manual ones that can require two people to successfully extend or retract the shade.

Use Tension Tie Downs for RV Awnings

These can be a problem if sudden wind storms come up. We lost our motor home shade in a sudden windstorm, and witnessed the damage to a dozen others during a surprise storm shown in the photo above.

That is a lot of choices for an RV shade. The manuals ones we just mentioned, and automatic ones where you push a button and it will retract or extend. Our current fifth wheel has an automatic retractable. In that Texas storm we were able to get ours retracted as soon as the storm began to approach. Other with the manual kind couldn't get them down fast enough and many were lost during the storm.

The Patty O'Room add-a-room RV screen rooms that attach to make a wonderful outdoor room for additional living space with protection from the searing sun and insects. These generally have a universal design that easily attaches onto your existing shade. They are made of heavy duty vinyl coated and reinforced fabric panels and skirting with nonflammable fiberglass screens. Some come with spring tension mounting poles or privacy panels and a storage bag for traveling. You measure from the inside of the awning arm to the inside of the other awning arm to determine the size screen room will fit your RV.

Several companies make excellent awning products: SunSetter, and Carefree of Colorado have lots of options. There are upgrades for existing shades such as; direct response, remote control, canopy replacement parts, Uniguard products, SunBlocker or SideBlocker screens, thin lights, add-a-room and awning mats.

Most are inexpensive and are easy to assemble yourself.

Be sure to read how tension spring tie down supports can save your awning from damage!

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