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Old 01-21-2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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I have the "short" 22ft 1993 Winnebago Warrior. I wish to get an awning.On a previous camper we had a Dometic 8500 series which worked well and I will probably purchase another.

My question is what width has worked for anyone else out there. If I mount the front standard so that the door completely misses it when opened it will be mid-passenger window. In this position a 13 ft awning will have the rear standard fall right in front of the generator access which is OK.

Does anybody have a unit that the front standard is across the window? It will not be in the way of the mirror line of sight.Thanks for any replies

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:56 AM   #2
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I don't have a unit that meets the requirements, but I happen to be in the same market as you, owning a 23' MH, and wondered the same thing. In looking at a lot of examples, I've seen several that had the forward arm cut through significant portions of the passengers windows and they looked fine, but I wonder about the safety aspects. Really glad you posted this question as I'll be watching for the opinions of more seasoned RVers.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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You can always go with a longer awning
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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You can always go with a longer awning
That's what I'd do if there's room on the rigside- even if it meant adding some awning rail. Not only might you clear the windows, but every inch of awning coverage counts!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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The awning on our rig has the awning arm across the passenger's side window. Our's in an A Class. Not a big deal.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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My 19' has an awning, but it was stock from the factory. The arms fold up into the case that holds it and they latch into connectors on the side of the van. A very custom made awning to ft the specific van.

If you look in the green strip between the front passenger door and the rear door you'll see the front attachment point for one awning pole (level with the key hole). The rear one is between the furnace vent and the gravity water tank filler (a lil hatch door).

You might have to consider a rope and pole awning like 50s-60s travel trailers use: Vintage Trailer Awning
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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I ended up getting a 13 ft unit that the bar does go up the middle of the window. Its right behind the window frame center break so it is not that big of a deal. This allows the door to be fully opened and still be under the awning. This '93 W. Warrior is a sandwich wall unit so the foot anchors had to be reinforced with alumimum plate. I also got a 66" unit for over the large window on the drivers side.

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