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Old 08-23-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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Slideout Awnings - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I read this post with interest as I'm considering adding them.

Slideout Awning's

The cabinets along the top in our slidouts get very warm and I'm not crazy about storing much food up there, except canned goods and crackers. Do the awnings really reduce the temp? It makes sense that they would, but anybody got an idea how much?
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Slideout Awnings - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Some folks like them, some don't. I'm in the like them camp.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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Whitewolf, I can't give you before and after temps. We have slide toppers on our current trailer and I can say they are worth it - and yes, they flap in the wind and they can fill up with water and you want to be careful with ice. Choose a light color for your awnings, white tends to reflect the heat better. If you are in a seasonal site and don't move much from location to location you could shove lengths of blue Dow Styrofoam between the slide roof and the awning. I don't think storing perishable food in the upper cupboards is a good idea in any RV, even in our house with kitchen cupboards on the south side and R20 insulation it gets to warm.
As a side note, our last trailer had a so called Arizona Room (4 skylights over the dining room slide, with full screen like awning going over top and pleated blinds underneath) - the worst thing ever.
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Cypressloser - The name Arizona room doesn't even sound like something I want. When it gets over 70 I start whining.
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When you realize that the roof thickness in the slide-out is much less than the main roof (so limited insulation), anything that reduces heat gain will help. How much? I don't know, but if you have an IR temp gun, then when your trailer is parked half in shade and half in direct sun light, compare roof temps in both areas.
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Thanks for the input guys. Think that'll be one of next years projects. Right after adding shocks.
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