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Old 06-08-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Awning

Our rig has a 10' awning. Is it possible for the dealer to install a bigger awning? There is about 12" of sidewall behind the bedroom slide:



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Hi jtroop,
You could have a larger awning if:

1. the style was changed to a power awning with an almost flat pitch. The minus to this would be one would need to extend the awning before the slide is opened. Also, close the slide first, then close the awning. Rain should not be a problem as the slide will keep the awning from sagging. Water would run off the front of the awning.
2. Keep the manual style and extend the awning to the front of the coach. The minus to this is the front awning post would interrupt a bit of the passenger view. One would need to watch where the post was placed so as not to interfere with the right hand mirror.
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Why would you have to extend the awning before the slide and close the slide first? My awning goes over my 3rd (kitchen slide) and I can do any combination I want. I have the power awning and it will dip automatically front or back to drain. Yes you will need the automatic awning as GaryKD said as it will be almost flat. I would rather go aft than fwd. Also the way the auto awning mounts the window would not allow it there (I don't think). You should talk to the awning manufacturer or installer and let them know how far your bedroom slide goes out and find out how much room you would have under the awning at the bedroom slide. I don't know how to add an attachment here, if you want to see my awning out with the slide I can send you an e mail.
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How much would a power awning cost? I don't want to extend it to the front. But the power awning sounds like a possibility.
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It looks as though you could easily extend the awning by at least two feet to the front of the RV if that is what you have in mind. I'm not sure why you would want the bedroom slide to be under the awning? That area wouldn't be of much use anyway. The catch would be that the added 2 feet of awning would be pretty expensive to get and there are holes where your present awning arms are mounted so any change that you make there will mean some kind of repair to the side wall. You sure do not want any leaks from those holes!
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Hi jtroop,
Go to Product Wizard - Camping World and follow the instructions. This would be a sample only. The awning may need to be mounted on the curved piece above the rain gutter. The next time you are near a CW or the RV store of your choice, ask them to take a look and see what the price would be.
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