RV Awnings

If you like camping, seeing new places, and enjoy comfort while doing so, you may already be an RV owner. Recreational vehicles are wonderful pieces of equipment that allow you to drive where you want to go and then, in the same vehicle, enjoy the comforts of a familiar bed, kitchen, your own sanitized bathroom, and more.

Modern day RVs are packed with comforts and conveniences, but many owners find that one thing they want to upgrade is their RV awning. Some RVs do not even come with an awning so adding one is necessary if you want some shade while sitting or napping outside your RV. Awnings for RVs come with many different options. You can spend a few hundred dollars or a few thousand, all depending on what you are looking to get from your RV awning.

RV awnings are typically bolted onto the side of an RV or camping trailer, providing protection from sun, rain, snow, and whatever else may be falling from the sky in the place you drove to. Frugal RVers who are looking for a little protection from the elements can usually find a nice deal on a RV awning that is just your basic vinyl, manually extended and retracted, covering. These comparatively inexpensive RV awnings can be a great way to get yourself some shade so you can relax and enjoy the sights at your camping site.

Any RVers who spend some time out in the great wilderness during bug and mosquito season might find themselves stuck inside their RV while nature is happening around them. RV awnings can provide some shade and protection from rain or falling pinecones but not the local blood sucking mosquito swarms. That is where screens, to keep the bugs and mosquitoes confined to their part of wilderness, come in. Some RV awnings can be purchased with screens that either zip on or fold right up with the awning while others can be purchased as an addition to your RV awning.

Those looking to step up to something better might find that RV awnings with motorized deployment rigs are more their style. Adding to the price tag, these provide an extended awning at the touch of a button, rather than struggling with manually deploying an RV awning. Some RV units are built with an integrated system so you can hook up a motorized RV awning and deploy it from the cockpit of your vehicle without having to step outside into the sun. Motorized RV awnings can also provide a useful solution to those who are unable to easily deploy and retract an awning manually.

Recently appearing on the market for RV awnings are motorized systems that feature automatic damage avoidance systems. These can be custom set so that when the wind gets too strong, the motor will automatically retract the RV awning to keep it from being damaged by the wind. When you are investing hundreds or even thousands of dollars into a RV awning, a system like this may be worth the extra money to install, especially if you tend to forget to retract your awning in the evening. A big storm coming in with high winds can do a number on a RV awning, not to mention the chance that a tree limb might be blown onto it and tear the material. Automatic wind detection systems could be something for consideration for anyone who is serious about their RV experience and has the mindset that paying some now to save a lot later is just good math.



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