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Old 05-21-2020, 10:33 PM   #1
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Window awnings Yea or Nay?

I like the look, and it seems like a good idea, but Iíve never had a coach with them. If you have them, do you use them or do they usually just sit undeployed?

Iím buying a 2016 Ventana and it has almost everything I would put on a special order coach, but it doesnít have window awnings and Iím tempted to have the dealer (Midway) install them before I pick it up.

Iím considering manual awnings and thereís only three windows to cover, so cost isnít an issue. So what would you do?

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we use them more than the main awning. get them
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Always in hot weather. If cold weather I may not use them.
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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 if you are oriented N/S in the campsite 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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I added them and use them in the hot sun.. They work very well.
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we use them more than the main awning. get them
I always deploy them as soon as we park. Give's a little privacy also.

I would have them on my "must have" list.

You won't regret having them!

Good luck with your decision.
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we use them more than the main awning. get them
X3! I would suggest you get them at least 6" wider on each end than the window. They keep sun (heat) and rain out and you can leave them out when the wind will blow the main awning away.
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They're on my wish list and I hope to purchase them before we head to Florida next winter.
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Yea. Always use them. Good in hot weather and also let you have windows open when it rains if you want to.
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I put them on our last rig and they were great!

We also have them on the rig we have now and if you are in the sun, it definitely keeps you cooler.

Sometimes it's the difference between needing AC or not.

My only complaint is that on rare occasions, if the wind is just at a certain angle and speed, it will catch up under the window awning and flip it out going down the road.

The awning then slams back in, scaring the heck out of me.

No damage yet, but still nerve wracking.

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I always deploy them as soon as we park. Give's a little privacy also.I would have them on my "must have" list..
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X3! I would suggest you get them at least 6" wider on each end than the window. They keep sun (heat) and rain out and you can leave them out when the wind will blow the main awning:
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Sometimes it's the difference between needing AC or not. :
Well this is certainly enough info for me. Itís on! Thank you all
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X3! I would suggest you get them at least 6" wider on each end than the window. They keep sun (heat) and rain out and you can leave them out when the wind will blow the main awning away.
THIS is a good idea. I already have them, but I'd do this if I didn't.
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Good choice.
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