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Old 06-21-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Window Awnings

We can't always deploy our patio awning due to wind, but the sun keeps heating up the coach so we are looking to add a window awing to the living area and two bedroom windows. Anyone here have a good recommendation as to where to purchase these? Is it a do it yourself job or better to have a dealer/rv place install them?

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We added Carefree windows awnings thru Camping World. (Carefree was on our unit) They were a perfect match to our existing patio awning, hardware and fabric. I was surprised the price was actually cheaper going thru CW. Find out where your existing awning manufacturer see if you can do the same.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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Your decision will be a function of how much can you spend and/or how "handy" are you (and thus save a bundle of cash). The surplus RV sources don't seem to advertise the manually-deployed awnings, but you could ask. RV Accessories | Visone RV Parts And Accessories | rvaccessories.visonerv.com

Shipping is always expensive. So again, if you are "handy", maybe planning an RV trip to the vicinity of a surplus site is a good idea. If you got big money to spend, just let Camping World do it for you.
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I put Dometic window awnings on mine and it made a big difference. I have a Dometic patio awning so the material and hardware match.

They were purchased through and installed my Camping World. I caught a sale where the installation was really cheat.
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If you got big money to spend, just let Camping World do it for you.
And you don't care about having to take it back several times to get them done right or repair other damage go to Camping World. We haven't let them do anything to our rigs since 2001 and from the stories others post I'm glad!!
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We added Carefree windows awnings thru Camping World. (Carefree was on our unit) They were a perfect match to our existing patio awning, hardware and fabric. I was surprised the price was actually cheaper going thru CW. Find out where your existing awning manufacturer see if you can do the same.
I did do the installation myself, I forgot to mention that. It is easy to do if you have basic tools. My double window was 11' long so a second helper would be needed to get it up.


I also would not let CW install anything on my RV.
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Our driver side windows have awnings, but not the passenger side lounge, so I too am considering that...

But, in the bedroom our windows are in the slide 'sides' and don't think anything would work there..

However, since we USUALLY keep the bedroom blinds down, I cut some Reflectix to size and placed it inside the valance under the roll down blind... works well to block heat AND light ! this pic was taken before I put it in...
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Thanks for the replies. I had not checked CWs prices so I will compare them to other sites, with the intention of installing myself with the help of an RV tech friend of mine if I need him.
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We purchased a Carefree window awning to add to the passenger side..... covers the big salon window and the small galley window. My coach has window awnings on all the other windows. We wanted to shade those windows when we could not deploy the big awning.

Ordered the awning thru a local independent RV repair shop. My existing awning hardware is gold anodized which Carefree no longer offers so I had to prime and paint the new awning hardware to match the coach. It turned out really nice. I installed it myself..... pretty easy to do. Just make sure you order the awning 6" wider than the window you want to cover.
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At $39 to have Camping World install each awning including one 132", it was worth the risk to me. I haven't had any problems with the awnings or the installation.
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