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Old 04-06-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Carefree Travel'r Awning

The Travel'r Awning came on my Designer and I am interested in adding a Carefree SunBlocker shade to it. I would like to leave the shade on the roller when it is rolled up but:

Carefree says not to do it.
My dealer service manager says not to do it, but he has customers that do.

Another concern of mine is since this extra material, even though thin, will add thickness to the roller and will it allow the awning to completely close or will the increased roll size hit the side of my 5'er first preventing the complete closure of the awning?

If I have to do what Carefree suggests and that is to remove the SunBlocker prior to each retraction I won't get it. Too much trouble and time consuming if you are trying to get it retracted as a thunderstorm is approaching.

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Old 04-06-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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I have a SunBlocker for my awning and don't find it any trouble to remove when required, but that's me....., and the advantages having it is a plus.

I don't roll mine up with the awning, but I did try it once out of curiosity. What I found was that gaps were created (at ends) between the rolled awning material (when rolled up) that wind could get into when under tow....., and the awning arms didn't close/lock smoothly without some additional attention.

Also, I have a manual awning so it's not as temperamental as an electric awning may be in some storms.

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Old 04-06-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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No reason why it would not roll up on the roller.. BUT you might have to give it a nudge or help to get it started..
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I wouldn't be traveling with it rolled up on the roller. I'm just thinking it would be nice to be able to roll it up quickly when needed and easy to roll out when wanted.
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Had my screen in awning last 2 years about 6,000miles no problem
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:50 AM   #6
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Thanks JAYCO2010 for your input. As I said earlier I am interested in having the screen on only while at a camp site. I want to be able to roll it up quickly vs having to take it off of the roller. Real life experiences is what I'm looking for. CareFree says don't do it, but they could just be lawyer talk.
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