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Old 12-03-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Additional Awning???

I'm thinking about adding an additional awning over the slide of my GreyHawk 31FS. The current slide is only over a very small portion of the overall RV and adding another awning would provide a lot more coverage to the whole RV. This would be good for providing protection to a lot more "stuff". Has anyone done such a thing and do you foresee any problems in putting the awning on the slide out?

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Old 12-03-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have seen them installed aftermarket like that. Only problem I foresee is some sites may not have enough side clearance from time to time, but that would not stop me if I wanted it. I would bank on it being cooler inside with it extended.

Power for it, if electric may be a challenge. I would go manual.
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Good idea

I just ordered a 2016 31FS and one of my concerns was that the included awning was a bit small because of the bunk slide. Do you find that it is not large enough for you? Your idea seems to be a good one. I'd be interested to see how that works out.
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Melvinson, I think it's a bit small, especially as the doorway splits it up. Im still considering it...I think it would make a huge difference
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Currently sitting next to a Class A with a big slide out. Their awning is entirely on the slide out. From the picture you show, it looks like you could put a seperate awning on your slide. This way you could keep what you have and adjust as to your needs.

I replaced an awning on a prior travel trailer. I thought I ordered it correctly, but was disappointed with a more fabric like material. I would write up the purchase and work order to be exactly the same material as your current awning.

Unless your desires differ.

The OEM is a vinyl and easier to clean and is more waterproof.
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I was thinking of doing the same on my TT on the large slide but decided against it. Mainly for the same reason Norty explained. Site selection may be a bear to deal with. UNLESS...you can somehow have a awning custom made to extend no further than the factory? Hmmm...
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Site selection may be a bear to deal with. UNLESS...you can somehow have a awning custom made to extend no further than the factory? Hmmm...
They don't have to be completely unrolled to work.
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They don't have to be completely unrolled to work.
This is true.
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Just thought maybe it would be cheaper.
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Custom would never be cheaper.
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