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Old 02-29-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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Awning drop shade screen

I'm considering getting one of these for my 5th wheel. I have spent several trips with the afternoon sun blazing under the awning, and making it uncomfortable to sit outside. Most of our trips are 2-4 days, so is this just one more thing to spend money on, and another thing to find a place to store? I wonder how hard it is to install (pull the awning roller down within reach, thread the shade into the slot, etc.) What about high winds? Is it better to remove it and roll the awning up, or is it best to have the shade anchored to the ground?

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:19 PM   #2
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yep

We bought one for the full length of the awning. Works great and adds a little more privacy when outside. Ours came off EBAY, cheap and is 8 ft. tall so you don`t have to mess with straps, just tent stake it to the ground
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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Good info, thanks! I am looking at one for $70 on ebay. 15 x 7.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:32 PM   #4
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Bought one from CW for our Dutch Star MH. Never used it and traded the rig in last year and it won't fit this one. It's in a stack to be sold in a garage sale this summer. Nope, not going to try and sell it on any forum due to size/shipping weight.
Our favorite site at our favorite campground faces the west next to a lake so the full sun hits when low, thought more shade would be beneficial.
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We have a Prompt RV Awning Screen ( http://www.rv-sunscreen.com/htawnings.php )

We bought one in tan fabric to match our rig.

We use it occasionally. It works well. We use bungee cords along the bottom grommets staked to the ground. In high winds or if we are away, I remove the bungee and roll it up with the electric awning. I do not travel with it rolled up.

It is not difficult to put up or take down. It's a 2 person job to put up, but can be removed by one.

Folds up and stores easily. I do not regret purchasing it and will use again, just not every trip.
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I appreciate the feedback from you guys. I'm sure I wouldn't use one often, but I'm sitting outside every minute I can be. The description for the one I'm considering said it was for manual awnings, and when I asked for clarification the seller said it would work with electric awnings. The difference being that with the electric shade, there is a short piece with a zipper that can stay in the roller groove while the screen itself is zipped off for storage. I'm guessing the difference is that the manual roller is closer to the ground, and so it's easier to slide the shade into the slot. I don't think I'd like it rolled up with the awning always.
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We use bungee cords for light winds. If it gets too windy we take it off and roll up the awning. Easy to set up and take down. Takes very little space to store. We also have one for the " end cap". Love ours!
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....The difference being that with the electric shade, there is a short piece with a zipper that can stay in the roller groove while the screen itself is zipped off for storage. I'm guessing the difference is that the manual roller is closer to the ground, and so it's easier to slide the shade into the slot. I don't think I'd like it rolled up with the awning always.
I have a Dometic electric awning. It is not difficult to access the roller tube from the ground. If I had a Carefree, I'd get the zip on model, because the tube is not as easy to reach from the ground.
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Your best awning drop will come from Sunpro MFG. in a variety of colors to match your RV.

They offer a zip-off model which is really simple to install plus the small portion that remains on the roller can be rolled up with the main patio awning.

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