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Offline MOS

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auto awning
« on: May 10, 2021, 08:10 PM »
Has anyone tried using a Sunsetter style home style automatic sun shade on a Motorhome. I just saw a few of them available on Craigslist from people who took them off of their house. Is there a reason it would not work?

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Re: auto awning
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 08:25 PM »
I see no reason they wouldn't work except you must have a way to lock in place in travel mode.  Can't have it just bounce out while cruising down the road in traffic...
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Re: auto awning
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 06:55 AM »
Find out how much they weigh. I just got rid of a manual one only 8' long and it was probably heavier than the 18' one on the motorhome.
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Re: auto awning
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 01:31 PM »
 ???  Wow!  Good advice.

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Re: auto awning
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2021, 12:57 AM »
According to Google they weigh between 9 and 18 pounds per foot.How does that compare to the standard RV awning?

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Re: auto awning
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2021, 12:54 PM »
Don't think you'll get much for replies on that as we don't really weigh our awnings.

Google new RV awnings in the length you need.  Good chance they'll have the weight listed in the specs.

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Re: auto awning
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2021, 01:20 PM »
I replaced the fabric on my 19' awning, by myself, at 68 years old. It involved lifting and handling the tube and fabric together. I can assure you that, had it weighed between 171 and 342lbs. I would not have been able to.
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