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Old 01-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #15
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I cured my problem with the awning so high and not knocking out the late afternoon sun with two projects

One: with a full shade I had it cut in half hemmed and Velcros at the bottom across, with the other half hemmed and Velcros with its mate half. I leave the top half up all the time and rolled in with the awning as we travel if we need it longer just attach the bottom half.

2: I had awning company make a 3foot by 17 solid material bottom Velcroed to match the lower shade Velcros if I wanted to use it. I also at time roll it with awning>
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:27 PM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hyall:
I cured my problem with the awning so high and not knocking out the late afternoon sun with two projects

One: with a full shade I had it cut in half hemmed and Velcros at the bottom across, with the other half hemmed and Velcros with its mate half. I leave the top half up all the time and rolled in with the awning as we travel if we need it longer just attach the bottom half.

2: I had awning company make a 3foot by 17 solid material bottom Velcroed to match the lower shade Velcros if I wanted to use it. I also at time roll it with awning&gt; </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Excellent ideas... thanks for sharing! Just a couple of questions:

1. The top half of the shade you leave on all the time... does it have tabs that slide into the awning accessory track or grommets and hooks?

2. What is the purpose of the solid 3 ft. lower section?
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:00 PM   #17
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when you leave the shade piece on the awning and it gets rolled up, does it make it wide roll of material sitting up there that could cause any problems in the future
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:37 PM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RVJeeper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hyall:
I cured my problem with the awning so high and not knocking out the late afternoon sun with two projects

One: with a full shade I had it cut in half hemmed and Velcros at the bottom across, with the other half hemmed and Velcros with its mate half. I leave the top half up all the time and rolled in with the awning as we travel if we need it longer just attach the bottom half.

2: I had awning company make a 3foot by 17 solid material bottom Velcroed to match the lower shade Velcros if I wanted to use it. I also at time roll it with awning&gt; </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Excellent ideas... thanks for sharing! Just a couple of questions:

1. The top half of the shade you leave on all the time... does it have tabs that slide into the awning accessory track or grommets and hooks?

2. What is the purpose of the solid 3 ft. lower section? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

By cutting in half (long ways)you still have the rubber bead that slides thru the awning track, other than the velcos at the bottom I also had three gromment install to tie down on windy days

Purose of the solid awning material (upper) replacing shade material if want to knock out the sun totally.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:41 PM   #19
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by majfrizz:
when you leave the shade piece on the awning and it gets rolled up, does it make it wide roll of material sitting up there that could cause any problems in the future </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

its the width of the existing awning only apprx 3 feet down so rolling up has no affect no problem with the Velcros or grommets and light enough not to strain the awning motor
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Thank you all for the information, pictures and the web site with the cost effective solution. It is very obvious that I am not alone with this problem. I sure will take a close look at the awaning on the next RV.
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We used to have a 38' 05 Diesel Bounder with the A&E automatic awning that also extended straight out. When we looked at the bottom support arms they were nowhere near straight. After a bunch of research I found Fleetwood installed a number of incorrect awning covers. They were too short. Since mine was past warranty, I solved the problem by removing the awning from the tube and carefully removing the inner keeper that goes into the tube track. I also cut the stitching holding it closed.

This effectively incerased the cover length by 4". It doesn't seem like much but it straightened the support arms and really lowered the roller. After a year plus, the single remaining stitched anchor showed no ill effects of being the only awning fastening.

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