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Old 09-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Window awning 1 long verses 2 short ones?

My coach has 2 windows in the slide.
I can install 2 5' awnings or 10'6" awning. Price is with in $50. Any down side to a 10' 6" window awning?

Just curious what others have found with long window awnings.
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Just the wind blowing it around. If you get one that long- make sure it has two tie downs. My awning is close to that long and only has one center tie down. When the wind gets to gusting I'll come home and find one end up against the motorhome and the other side twisted down. Hasn't hurt it. Mine is a carefree clear view?
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I do not have window awnings but...... The following observations.

A long awning is more costly should something happen to it. and It is more likely something (The main roller assumes a "V" shape in a rain storm) will happen to it.

With a long awning if there is a tree, anywhere in the way, of putting the awning out you are SOA (So outta awning)

WIth two short awnings you may still be able to put one (or even both if the tree falls between them)

I'd go with the twins.
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I do not have window awnings but...... The following observations.

A long awning is more costly should something happen to it. and It is more likely something (The main roller assumes a "V" shape in a rain storm) will happen to it.

With a long awning if there is a tree, anywhere in the way, of putting the awning out you are SOA (So outta awning)

WIth two short awnings you may still be able to put one (or even both if the tree falls between them)

I'd go with the twins.
Agree
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If you are just trying to screen the windows, go with window awnings.

If you are trying to get shade on the patio, go with as long an awning as is practical.
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Hi erstanfo,
I have installed 11'+ window awnings. One on each side of the coach. For the same reason mentioned in the OP. I like the single awning providing shade and rain protection for two windows. With one awning there is no gap for the sun/rain to get through. After 7 years, I have had no problems of any kind with the awnings. I would make the same installation again.
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We have 2 short window awnings and 1 long window awning. The long one covers 2 windows, one on kitchen counter one over the couch. When you open the large window over the couch the opening is under the center of the awning so there's no way the rain can come in even if its really windy.
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