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Old 09-16-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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25'FB Full or Small Street Awnings

I have a 2007 25FB with the standard curb side awning and our delaer installed a rear window awning. We would like to have an awning installed on the street side to protect two dining area windows and one bedroom window. Would like to hear the pros and cons of installing an awning to cover the entire street side of the trailer or installing two small awnings, one awning for the two dining area windows and one awning for the bedroom window.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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We have full length streetside awning, and deployed them when we had over 100 degree heat over labor day weekend. I think that the awning did indeed help. Sun on the aluminum side will transmit to the interior as well, maybe not to the degree as through windows, but we were glad we had them.

Cons? cant think of any, other than cost. But wouldnt that be offset somewhat by the reduced labor cost of installing one awning vs. two?

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Old 09-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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on really really long trailers, one looooong streetside window awning can be a problem...

the roller tube will bow a bit and there is little flexibility in deployment.

with shorter or mid size streams this isn't really an issue.

many short awnings means more HOLES in the skin, more places to seal and so on...

and it's a bit annoying when washing (getting around the arms/struts)

the UPside to a full length side awning is...

covering skin space between windows means better cooling

and less water flowing UNDER d'stream when it rains.

my unit has 3 window sized awnings at the 3 rear bedroom windows (see da pic in the links) ...

AND a ~20 ft streetside awning that runs from lounge, past the galley and near the shower wall.

lots of little window awnings look cute, but full coverage on a 25 with ONE is a good idea.

this thread has a bunch of pics that reflect the various options...

((see posts #6, 19, 41, and 45))

here's a thread with lew' installing a full street version...

and another with art' doin' the same...

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Old 09-16-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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