Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Augusta, GA. Area
Posts: 7
Awnings on port side

Most 5W's I've seen, have an awning on the front portion of the 5W. It's usually not long and it's limited on extended (open) length because of the short leg that is mounted on the bedroom section, resultin in an open cover of 5ft.
Question: Is it possible to install an awning on the rear port side slide. Mainly to have another place to sit in a shade or cover outdoor stuff in light rain.
__________________

__________________
2011 F-250 Super Crew 4x4 6.7L Diesel
2011 Outback 250RS
Boozecamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
Are you speaking of mounting on the port slide itself, or in front of it on the trailer side wall ? We have two slides on the port side, so there wouldn't be room between, and I don't like the idea of mounting on the slide itself because of the extra weight not designed for. But if we only had one side in the rear, I don't see why an additional awning couldn't be mounted on the side wall, same as on the starboard side. The one negative thing to consider is - would there be room on most campsites for awnings on both sides of the trailer. Many I have been to just barely have room on the starboard side when the port side is right up near the pedestal and the limit of the site. Just my thoughts . . . .
__________________

__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Augusta, GA. Area
Posts: 7
Correction, meant starboard side. Mounting awning on rear slide which is about 10' wide. No room to mount brackets on side wall straddling the slide.
__________________
2011 F-250 Super Crew 4x4 6.7L Diesel
2011 Outback 250RS
Boozecamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
OK, sounds like you mean a second awning on the starboard side at the rear, mounted on the slide itself. Again I would be very hesitant about mounting on the slide. First, there is the extra weight, which the slide is not designed to carry, so that might cause alignment problems. Second, you would have to drill holes in the slide, and its structure is probably not as strong as the top body stringer that awnings are usually attached to (near the roof line). Third, if you are still under warranty, that would probably void it. Personally, I just wouldn't want to risk it for a little extra shade. I would just put up a tent or something like it if more undercover area was needed. JMHO
__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
drfife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 788
A friend recently ordered a Jayco Pinnacle with a factory installed patio awning on the slideout.

I think it's a great idea.
__________________
Russell
'13 Excel Winslow 34IKE
'12 GMC Sierra 3500HD
Previous RV's: '03 MobileScout Titan 29DBS; '01 Sunnybrook Lite 2708 SLE; '99 Coleman Utah
Previous TV's: '02 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1 4.10; '99 Chevy Express 1500 5.7
drfife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
I agree, it's a good idea, PROVIDED slideout is designed for it, that is, reinforced at mounting points, and mechanically designed to support the extra weight. JMHO
__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
chipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana (southeastern)
Posts: 468
For those not familiar with boat/trailer terminology.
__________________
Chipper

2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax LBZ, CC, 4X4
2005 Jayco Talon ZX24-E Toy Hauler(SOLD).
2017 Forest River Hyper Lite XLR
Prodigy P2 Brake Control
12K Husky Straight Line WD Hitch
chipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
Only problem with that is that boats are not generally designed for travel on roads, unless they are being transported. Anyone familiar with them uses port and starboard terminology. Except landlubbers, that is. And when did you last see a boat that needed a convertEr ?
__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
chipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana (southeastern)
Posts: 468
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie23 View Post
Only problem with that is that boats are not generally designed for travel on roads, unless they are being transported. Anyone familiar with them uses port and starboard terminology. Except landlubbers, that is. And when did you last see a boat that needed a convertEr ?
We are discussing trailers, not boats.
The convertEr, covert salt water to fresh water, landlOVer.
__________________
Chipper

2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax LBZ, CC, 4X4
2005 Jayco Talon ZX24-E Toy Hauler(SOLD).
2017 Forest River Hyper Lite XLR
Prodigy P2 Brake Control
12K Husky Straight Line WD Hitch
chipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by chipper View Post
We are discussing trailers, not boats.
The convertEr, covert salt water to fresh water, landlOVer.
If we are discussing trailers, not boats, why did you post a boat in your previous message ?? And converters in trailers generally convert AC current to DC current, not salt water to fresh water. At least that's the way I understand it.

__________________

__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.