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Old 05-22-2020, 08:43 AM   #15
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:29 AM   #16
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They do work well in hot weather. They also block a late day or early morning sun from glaring in the window and if it is raining you can leave those windows open. We don't use them often but they are nice if you need them.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:25 PM   #17
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I had ours installed last year before we left on a 5,000 mile trip. We used them constantly. A very worthwhile upgrade.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:47 PM   #18
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My rig came with them and I use them all the time, especially in the summer.
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I'm going to throw a wrench into the mix. We had a 2005 Monaco Diplomat that came with manual window awnings. They worked great and looked nice. The only issue with those manual awnings....they blocked your view. They came down so low you couldn't look at the window and see anything more than a few feet from the side of the coach.

Our Dutch Star has the power awnings and they also work well, but you can adjust ho low they go and still be able to see out.

So.....if you install manual awnings, make sure they're adjusted so you can still see outside.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:42 PM   #20
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We solved the viewing problem by using the Full View fabric when we installed our window awning. Absolutely love it!

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Same material as our MagneShade windshield covers.

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I agree w/everyone else on having window awnings. One tip, when you deploy & attach the pull strap to the hook under the window, put a twist in it before attaching. If you don't & it's even slightly windy, a taut/flat strap will vibrate & you'll get this weird whistling sound that will drive you nuts until you locate where it's coming from. BTDT.

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They help keep things cool. When it gets real windy, I retract them as they can get noisy flopping.
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They really do help by keeping the sun off our windows.

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I use mine all the time. As mentioned, they will obstruct your view to a certain degree but they also give you some privacy at the same time.
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We use ours every time we park.
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Hmmmmm......obstructed view.

I guess I have seen some motor homes where they do seem to come pretty far down the window and block the view looking up & straight out. I often wondered about that.

Our awnings, installed by Midway, do bot block the view straight out. Of course, they do looking up - but that's where the sun is.

You will not regret getting the window awnings.

Good luck and all the best with your new rig.

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we use them more than the main awning. get them
Agree, the main awning is very seldom used and a hazard if it gets windy.
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I solved the problem with the window awning blocking the view by simply installing a second hook on the side of the RV, about 8 inches above the original. Now I have a choice about how low the awing is when it's deployed.
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