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CDRVing
12-30-2020, 05:23 PM
Has anyone used a screen that attaches to your awning similar to this? A couple of campsites weíve had, it seemed like there was sun all day on the front of the RV. I had pretty bad skin cancer on my face and I would like to protect especially my face (hat does that) but I worry about the rest of me too. My husband is very leery about attaching it to the awning. Weíre still Newbies and I donít want to cause issues with our new TT.

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I hope I attached that right???

travelin texans
12-30-2020, 07:43 PM
Had 2 awnings on our last 5th wheel with the Shade Pro Vista Shades on both.
The top section stayed on the awning & was still able to roll up & the bottom section zipped on when needed. They worked great!

Dhuhn
12-31-2020, 10:12 AM
i have one on my awning and love it. as travlin texan said there is a top section that stays on and rolls up in awning. it definitely keeps it cooler under your awning. i would say a good addition to your awning.

sourdough
12-31-2020, 10:47 AM
Well, the previous 2 posts may have answered my answer/concern. I actually have a screen similar to that sitting back at the barn but never used it. We are seemingly continually extending and retracting the awning due to weather conditions. I didn't want to have to continually fight trying to take the thing off then put it back on so it's never been out of the box. I'll give it a relook when we get home to see if it works like the above posts. If so, it might be worth the trouble....but I don't have a history of any serious skin cancer. I've lost count of the "pre" cancerous things removed from me but none have been actual cancer. Might be willing to put up with a little trouble in that case.

ewbldavis
12-31-2020, 01:41 PM
A friend's campsite faces sun - they LOVE it for the shade.

Danny - he also faces West. They haven't had too much trouble pulling off the screen and rolling up the awning when wind picks up. It's been a life saver for baking in the sun. Give yours a shot - bet you like it!

CDRVing
12-31-2020, 03:40 PM
Thanks so much. It’s horrible as a female to have a 2” square scar on my face. I’m loving wearing the mask, I can hide it! Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! And I’m going to order that screen.

dutchmensport
12-31-2020, 04:46 PM
We've had 1 pop-up, 3 travel trailers, and now a fifth wheel. We've considered the sun-shades that attach to the awning for every camper we've owned, but still prefer to use quick shades instead to extend the awning shaded area.

The nice thing about quick shades is, you can move them around. When the sun moves and it's shining directly under the awning from one end or the other, we can move a quick shade to the end, tilt it slightly, and everything under the awning is now in shade.

Also, we can move them away from the awning, near the campfire pit, or even farther. For us, they have been very versatile. We've had 2 of them for many years now. The two together provide a lot of adaptability to almost any sunny situation. When the sun moves across the sky and the shade shifts, we can easily re-adjust position and still be under comfortable shade. For us this works. They are easy to set up, easy to take down, and really don't cost all the much. We've had our first one for over 15 years. When it, literally, shredded, we purchased these 2. Been using them almost every camping trip for over 5 years now.

https://i.imgur.com/M8LXju3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x8Wiin2.jpg

Previous travel trailer:

https://i.imgur.com/vYEyVzA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jphnlMw.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BDApKky.jpg

Our first pop-up:

https://i.imgur.com/6Xztetk.jpg

Here's an example of our current fifth wheel. It has a back door on the opposite side. At this State Park we had a wide, very wide campsite and set one of the quick shades on the opposite side near the wading pool we brought along. The grandson had a great time in the water, we enjoyed the shade.

https://i.imgur.com/kNGipah.jpg

About 2 years ago we purchased this for the picnic table. At first I was reluctant, but the wife wanted it. So she ordered it. After using it one time, I was hooked. It fits any picnic table up to 8 feet long, adjustable, tilts, and works great.

https://i.imgur.com/xZuMSN2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ECuv5Ma.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yhRsQ0Y.jpg

This picnic cover is magnificent when under trees. It keep tree stuff from falling in your frying eggs on the griddle!

We could NEVER put a screened in cover on the awning on our current Montana. It's way, way, way too high. I have to use a step ladder to reach the arms so I can tilt it when it rains. It's probably 10 feet in the air. Impossible to reach, even tilted down.

So for us, the quick shades and the picnic table cover works wonderful! Everyone does it their own way though. No right or wrongs, just the best that works for YOU!

gearhead
01-01-2021, 06:30 AM
dutchmensport: The shade the other posters are referring to has 2 sections. The top section has a plastic bead that slides into the groove on your awning roller. That section is maybe 3ft and has a zipper. The other, larger, section, zips into the one on the roller. So you don't necessarily need a step ladder. I can stand on my toes and zip it but usually use a step stool. If there is substantial wind I stake the corners.
I have a pop up canopy but don't use it for travelling. Too heavy, too cumbersome, and I never have needed it.

flybouy
01-01-2021, 07:13 AM
I've had the one piece screen for about 13 or 14 years now. I bought it for our previous trailer. Same size awning as current trailer so I kept it. Having a travel trailer (and I'm a little tall) it's no problem putting in on or off. It still looks new as we only need it a couple of times/year. on those occasions when the curb side faces a setting or afternoon sun it's been well worth the money to us.

CDRVing
01-01-2021, 07:20 AM
Hubby is worried about sliding it in and out of the awning groove but your post has me thinking, does the zipper on the 2 piece screen cause any issues to the awning itself?

flybouy
01-01-2021, 07:42 AM
Hubby is worried about sliding it in and out of the awning groove but your post has me thinking, does the zipper on the 2 piece screen cause any issues to the awning itself?

What's his concern? The roller tube is aluminum and the groove is not going to wear out. The screen is easy to slip in. I typically have the DW pull on the end while I guide it into the groove. Only takes about 10 seconds to install. Removing is easy by myself.

If I had a fifth wheel I'd probably get the zippered model as the awning roller would be higher in the air.

dutchmensport
01-01-2021, 08:50 AM
dutchmensport:...The other, larger, section, zips into the one on the roller. So you don't necessarily need a step ladder. ...


I have to use a ladder to reach my awning. I just measured it. The distance from the ground to the awning is 10 feet 6 inches. Without a ladder, that's impossible to reach the roller, even when its unrolled and titled, the roller is still 8 feet high. If the campsite is unlevel, that distance can be even greater.

In order to tilt the awning for rain, I use a 3 step, step ladder just so I can reach the arms to tilt it. And yes, my awning is electric.

Now, my previous travel trailer with manual awnings, yes, those were very accessible from the ground.

travelin texans
01-01-2021, 09:37 AM
Hubby is worried about sliding it in and out of the awning groove but your post has me thinking, does the zipper on the 2 piece screen cause any issues to the awning itself?

The zippered shades do not require constantly sliding on/off except the initial install, the zipper causes no issues rolling up the awning & no ladder required to zip the lower section on.
The set I had the bottom sections hung down 6', the small awning hung a total of 8' making the top section 2', the big awning top section was 3' total hanging was 9' making both the same once extended. I also had the awning tie downs with the spring at bottom to tie them down, making almost a screened patio.
Also with the power awnings you can set the pitch for rain run off & as long as there's no more than 3 holes difference between the arms it will roll up/down without changing the pitch, at least with the Carefree awnings.

CDRVing
01-02-2021, 07:33 AM
His concern is rolling the awning up with the zipper attached will damage the mechanism that rolls the awning up. 50 some odd years ago my husband’s family had a renovated schools bus and then a Winnebago. He tends to say, we didn’t have that when I was little. I believe we should make this as easy as we can, we both have health issues. I hope to see the country before we can’t travel anymore.

travelin texans
01-02-2021, 08:05 AM
His concern is rolling the awning up with the zipper attached will damage the mechanism that rolls the awning up. 50 some odd years ago my husbandís family had a renovated schools bus and then a Winnebago. He tends to say, we didnít have that when I was little. I believe we should make this as easy as we can, we both have health issues. I hope to see the country before we canít travel anymore.

Not sure what your asking about, but the bottom section that's removable has the zipper tab on it, so there's nothing on the top section to interfere or damage the awning operation.

flybouy
01-02-2021, 08:48 AM
His concern is rolling the awning up with the zipper attached will damage the mechanism that rolls the awning up. 50 some odd years ago my husbandís family had a renovated schools bus and then a Winnebago. He tends to say, we didnít have that when I was little. I believe we should make this as easy as we can, we both have health issues. I hope to see the country before we canít travel anymore.

Rolling up the zipper can't damage the "mechanism". If you think about it awnings already wrap the 8" or so piece of trim that hangs in front of the roller tube. I don't believe in "sticking with the past". Modern conveniences are great for the most part IMO. Just because it's "the latest and greatest" doesn't make it bad or good, just something else to consider if it's useful and or worth the money.

CDRVing
01-02-2021, 09:09 AM
That’s what I needed to hear. Thank you, Thank you!!!!

Andrew Coates
01-26-2021, 07:19 PM
Hi, CDRving. Your picture looks like Tentproinc (https://www.riversidetrailer.com/best-rv-awning-shades/) awning sunshade. I am also using them to avoid the sun on my rv. One small problem is that their accessories are not durable so I bought them separately instead.

Thats me
02-05-2021, 03:39 AM
So the dutchmansport continues to strike, the op was asking about sunscreens, nothing about sunscreens from dutchmansport but let me show you all my stuff. SEE WHAT I GOT. Useless post.

Northofu1
02-05-2021, 04:32 AM
[QUOTE=Thats me;432942]So the dutchmansport continues to strike, the op was asking about sunscreens, nothing about sunscreens from dutchmansport but let me show you all my stuff. SEE WHAT I GOT. Useless post.[/QUOTE

That's harsh. Everyone has the right to comment in a thread, as long as it doesn't use profanity, religious/political undertones, then who cares?
It's a forum, not a dictatorship (usually :lol: ).
Move on

Laredo Tugger
02-05-2021, 05:18 AM
dutchmensport offered valid suggestions for anyone wanting to reduce their exposure to the sun while camping. At least that's what I see in the photos.
Have not seen too many "SEE WHAT I GOT" post on here. Maybe a few pictures of dogs and motorcycles which I have no problem with.
Move on is good advice.
RMc

pikespeakviewer
02-05-2021, 05:39 AM
About 2 years ago we purchased this for the picnic table. At first I was reluctant, but the wife wanted it. So she ordered it. After using it one time, I was hooked. It fits any picnic table up to 8 feet long, adjustable, tilts, and works great.

https://i.imgur.com/xZuMSN2.jpg




Love this! I wonder if it would fit on the 2" thick picnic tables that we have at our provincial sites... do you recall what brand this shade is?

gearhead
02-05-2021, 10:35 AM
May be this:
https://www.shelterlogic.com/shop/quick-clamp-canopyr

Looks like it's clamped to a 2" table top in dutchmens pic and I chatted with the website who said it will clamp on a 2" top.

pikespeakviewer
02-05-2021, 05:39 PM
May be this:
https://www.shelterlogic.com/shop/quick-clamp-canopyr

Looks like it's clamped to a 2" table top in dutchmens pic and I chatted with the website who said it will clamp on a 2" top.


Many thanks, I'll check it out!