Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Toy Haulers
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2017, 09:08 AM   #41
jimthemosaicguy
Member
 
jimthemosaicguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Carrollton
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by GovGeek View Post
Yup! I bought some "Coolaroo ready-to-hang shade sail 13' x 7"' from Costco and simply draped them over my slides. It's slightly Sanford and Son looking, but it made a big difference inside! Hopefully, you can see the attachments. I only got one far away pic of the RV on the side with the net.


How and where did you attach them?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

jimthemosaicguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 09:11 AM   #42
GovGeek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimthemosaicguy View Post
How and where did you attach them?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
They have very long ropes. I simply lashed them to the vent tubes and antennae on the roof. The other ends I left hanging bundled up for the weight. It's a temporary solution because I'll eventually get window covers and install a full length awning on the driver side.

Sent from my pocket computer
__________________

__________________
Proud Navy Dad
PowerShell by day - tinkerer by night
Thousand Trails Zone Pass members
Blogger - https://rv-therapy.com/blog/
GovGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 09:24 AM   #43
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 10,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by GovGeek View Post
They have very long ropes. I simply lashed them to the vent tubes and antennae on the roof. The other ends I left hanging bundled up for the weight. It's a temporary solution because I'll eventually get window covers and install a full length awning on the driver side.

Sent from my pocket computer
I would urge you to think very carefully about tying anything to the antenna and the tank vents on the roof. They are all "sealed with DICOR to the TPO roof membrane. Any stress that pulls on them or causes them to move could damage the seal and allow your RV roof to leak. Additionally, a strong gust of wind might cause the draped fabric to billow, pull the antenna out of the roof completely or bend the thin aluminum structure of the antenna mechanism damaging it beyond repair.

The roof structure is thin, lightweight and those plastic components mounted up there are not designed to secure anything, especially a shade cover.

Even the awnings on the sides of our trailer can't support unexpected winds. Relying on the plastic vent caps and the TV antenna to provide security for a tarp may lead to an unwanted disaster, especially if an afternoon thunderstorm blows in unexpectedly and you can't untie all that stuff before it hits.
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 09:58 AM   #44
GovGeek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRTJH View Post
I would urge you to think very carefully about tying anything to the antenna and the tank vents on the roof. They are all "sealed with DICOR to the TPO roof membrane. Any stress that pulls on them or causes them to move could damage the seal and allow your RV roof to leak. Additionally, a strong gust of wind might cause the draped fabric to billow, pull the antenna out of the roof completely or bend the thin aluminum structure of the antenna mechanism damaging it beyond repair.

The roof structure is thin, lightweight and those plastic components mounted up there are not designed to secure anything, especially a shade cover.

Even the awnings on the sides of our trailer can't support unexpected winds. Relying on the plastic vent caps and the TV antenna to provide security for a tarp may lead to an unwanted disaster, especially if an afternoon thunderstorm blows in unexpectedly and you can't untie all that stuff before it hits.
Sure, it's not the best thing to do, but I don't do anything without thinking about it first and it's Meh. You've posted the worst case scenario and I was in the best case case scenario. It was over 100 degrees with barely a mild breez.

My antenna is solid mounted, not articulated. The rope attached to the vent pipe, not the upgraded caps I installed. And the caps probably produce more stress while underway than those ropes do sitting idle. Finally, I intentionally didn't anchor the ropes to the ground so if a wind came by for a visit, the material would just flip any which way.

Again, your warning isn't wrong... But in my case it's a non issue.

EDIT: Also, it's not a tarp. It's a meshed screen which is very lightweight.

Sent from my pocket computer
__________________
Proud Navy Dad
PowerShell by day - tinkerer by night
Thousand Trails Zone Pass members
Blogger - https://rv-therapy.com/blog/
GovGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 10:13 AM   #45
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 10,840
No problem, you're absolutely correct. It's not a problem, my apologies for being concerned. I'll try very hard not to read anything into what you do in the future !!!!

Enjoy your shade !!!!!
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2017, 10:30 AM   #46
GovGeek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRTJH View Post
No problem, you're absolutely correct. It's not a problem, my apologies for being concerned. I'll try very hard not to read anything into what you do in the future !!!!

Enjoy your shade !!!!!
Even though I don't know you, your concern and advice comes from a good place, I'm sure. It's just not applicable to my situation. But it's a good thing to point out so folks who stop by later on and read this thread won't make that mistake.

You could read my blog and probably swap ideas. LOL

Sarcasm aside, I'd still have a beer with you and shoot the breeze (as long at it wasn't towards my awesome janky shade) .

Sent from my pocket computer
__________________
Proud Navy Dad
PowerShell by day - tinkerer by night
Thousand Trails Zone Pass members
Blogger - https://rv-therapy.com/blog/
GovGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 12:52 PM   #47
jimthemosaicguy
Member
 
jimthemosaicguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Carrollton
Posts: 43
Well, my living area is currently 79 and garage is 80. I feel pretty good Considering last year I couldn't get either area below 90. Also, not sure if the "Feels Like" 114 matters.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jimthemosaicguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 12:53 PM   #48
jimthemosaicguy
Member
 
jimthemosaicguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Carrollton
Posts: 43



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

jimthemosaicguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
air conditioner, fuzion

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This forum is owned and operated by Social Knowledge, LLC. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company and is not affiliated with the Keystone RV Company or its related companies in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.