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Old 05-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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I have been wondering for a while about finding some small awnings for the windows not covered by the Big One.

I have a Bag Awning that is not being used and I have considered mounting it to the street side of the Casita.

It is nice during Rain Storms to be able to leave the windows open and when hot out it should help keep the trailer cooler.

I don't remember seeing anyone bring this up before so I am throwing it out for opinions?

Pro and Con?

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Also it has dawned on me that in a good breeze the trailer might go Airborne!
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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It is nice during Rain Storms to be able to leave the windows open and when hot out it should help keep the trailer cooler.
Ed, I've been planning to put a second awning rail on the street side for some time now for the very reason you stated. I'm also going to put a small awning over the back end of my trailer since this is where the door is on the Campster. In fact, minutes ago I ordered a Texsport Spinnaker Vehicle Shelter from Sportsman's Guide for the rear of the vehicle. This product does not get the greatest reviews compared to Kelty's product but I want to use it as a template and hope to make my own hybrid sometime in the future. I figure for $26.97 it's worth the experiment. I've also been wondering what the odds are of finding a used awning in a wrecking yard from a broken down old motorhome. As long as the hardware is intact, one can always replace the awning fabric.
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Also it has dawned on me that in a good breeze the trailer might go Airborne!
That was the 1st thing I thought of!
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You can buy small awnings specifically designed for just windows.

Is this what you had in mind?

Something like this is a bit more practical as most camping spurs really don't have enough room to deploy a full awning on the street side. RV parks often have hedges etc to add some degree of privacy between spaces, not leaving a ton of room for an awning. Boondocking.. it wouldn't be an issue, of course.
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Here are some awnings that I've saved off this site into my 'ideas' folder

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Oh I can buy Awnings for the windows if I decide too but I already have a Bag Awning just leaning against the wall outside next to an Awning Rail waiting to be used for something?

I realize the layout of many camp grounds may not make it practical to use a Streetside Awning all the time but it would be nice when I can.

It also might offer more privacy if nosed toward the ground while still letting the windows be open too.

Last year also experimented with a Push-up shelter over the entire trailer and I was amazed at how much cooler it was inside without any sun directly on the roof.

Maybe I should devise an entire enclosure?

Maybe Not!

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