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Old 09-01-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Awing shade for electric awnings

I recently purchased a Class motor home with a curb side slide and electric awning. It has a Dometic weather pro electric awning. With a curb side slide the awning does not provide the same shaded sitting area as my previous manual awning. So I found Shade Pro offering a awning shade for electric awnings. They offer a two part shade the top part slides into the tube and stay on and you zipper the bottom portion. when you retract the awning you remove the lower portion and the upper part rolls up with the awning, seems great and you can zipper the lower portion from the ground with out using a ladder.

I contacted Dometic via email and of course they do not recommend anything to be attached to the awning in the event the awning retracts either automatically or by accident.

My question is this a quality product and is the idea a sound one i.e. rolling up the upper portion doesn't hurt anything. any input would be appreciated the reviews have all been positive.
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No body has any experience with electric awnings and sunshades
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:21 AM   #3
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I use an awning shade and an awning side shade. I do not roll the awning shade up with the awning. I have no experience with the zippered shades so I can not say if it would cause any stress on the fabric (zipper against awning material when rolled up). I can say that many people use awning shades and they can be a great addition to your outside living pleasure. I would recommend getting at least a 85% sun block rating if you get one.


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We use the zippered awning that you are talking about on our coach. Our awning is high off the ground and requires the short section that stays on the awning to be a 2 foot section. We have no problem with this rolling up with the regular awning.We don't always attach the bottom section unless we are staying for awhile and its not too windy.
When we go to Florida I attach the bottom part of the shade and use bungee cords to stake it out and it makes a very nice large shaded porch.
I tuen the awning off so the awning does not try to roll up and I do need to keep a close eye on the weather for any pop-up storms that may cause high winds.
If it does get windy I can just unzip,let it fall to the ground and then retract the awning. Real simple.
We have used it for almost 2 yrs now and really like it.You should have no problems!
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:18 PM   #6
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comment to stik comment I was just amazed on all the views and no responses, thanks Gene
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:46 PM   #7
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We have a Dometic electric awning. We turn off the automatic retract feature and have a six foot drop Shade Pro screen. The six foot screen goes into the clamshell cover very nicely. Our awning extends seven feet from the coach, so six feet allows for complete retraction.


This is one of the nicest (easy) additions we have made. Ours is 19 feet wide and was about $120.


We recommend the Shade Pro screens.


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Old 09-08-2015, 05:19 PM   #8
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just a follow up......

This is what ours looks like. We use the tent pegs provided to stake it out a little to get some extra room. Now that we have it, we would not like to do without it.

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Just a couple notes to add to what has already been noted.

Our awning is lower to the ground than the one pictured above, and I am able to stake out the shade further that increases the shaded footprint. Also, given our awning is lower, even just the 2' section that stays attached provides quite a bit more shade if we do not attach the larger section. And given my seating potion, just that 2' piece can provide a big reduction in glare on the outside TV screen, which of course the full shade helps tremendously too.
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As we said, the fix foot section shown stays attached and rolls up with the awning. We could add more sections, but have not bothered. I had the two end stakes pulled around to give more evening shade, but that does reduce the open space somewhat.


Your mileage may vary....................


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