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Old 03-08-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
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Awnings block view

Our coach has awnings on all the windows, But we do not use them as the block so much of the view out the windows. Are there awnings that don't block so much of your view? They were a waist of money we never uses them. This isn't the best picture to show the problem but it is one I had available.

In this photo look to the left out the windows and see the blue, those are the awnings, you might as well have the blinds down.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:21 AM   #2
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We only put our awnings out when they are needed due to direct sun. If you don't put them out when they are not needed, your problem is solved.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
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Add a removable extension to your hold down strap and adjust the amount the awning is out. Problem solved. Rook
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We don't use ours for the very same reason.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:27 PM   #5
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I installed awnings on all the side windows of our last MH and really miss them on our current one. Of course 80% of our camping was dry camping, so keeping the heat out was the main reason for using them. Even if it was 80-90 degrees, we would leave the windows open and awnings out to keep it from over heating inside as we would leave the cat alone while we were out. Don't trust that power would not go out and over heat the interior.
Maybe do like the others have suggested and make up some way to have them 1/2 way down.
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Add a removable extension to your hold down strap and adjust the amount the awning is out. Problem solved. Rook
Been doing this for years, it's simple and works.
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I can see using ours more in the hottest part of summer if we are on a site without a lot of shade.
If we are in a very shady site or it's not one hundered fourty-lebbin degrees outside, I'd rather have them in so we can see out more.
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I have seen the fabric replaced with sunscreen material. Looks great, doesn't flap in wind, can be rolled up wet, and does a surprising good job of deflecting rain. Plus improves visibility and helps with cross ventilation inside. This might be the answer to your problem.
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Add a removable extension to your hold down strap and adjust the amount the awning is out. Problem solved. Rook
I do the same thing. Simply take a piece of cord and put a loop on both ends. I have a cord with several loops so I can adjust the awning to just where we want it. I agree with you, if you hook them with the factory strap on at full length, it is just too much.

PS Our awnings are the same color as yours.
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Jay, I notice on your picture that you haven't moved the wooden trim piece that is behind the light above the sink. Although I have made many mods to mine, the very first one was to move that piece out in front of the light. I think it was meant to be there, but one of the workers put them in the wrong place. Moving it keeps the light over the counter and not in your eyes. 10 minute job.Click image for larger version

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Sorry about the sideways picture, I don't know how to correct it. ADMIN,can you do that?
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Also as you can see, I removed the coffee maker from under the cabinet and built a shelf there. Made it so that it will hold a 3 gallon water jug over the sink. We don't drink the on board water. It is also a good place for the small Keurig. I tapped into the electric and put an electric strip there on the wall. (Not attached to wall yet) National did a stupid thing when they put the plug in front of the sink, right in front of the silverware drawer.
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