Awning shades are available that are in 2 parts that zip together. One part is left in the roller groove and can be rolled up. So when you extend your awning there's a 2 foot additional drop and you may not have to use a ladder…depends on slope of awning and height of operator.
2015 Jayco Seneca 36 FK
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited tow
2010 Tiffin RED 36 QSA - gone
2011 Monaco Monarch class A - gone