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Old 06-26-2014, 07:43 AM   #1
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Slide awning opinions

We just ordered a new 29.5BHDS. We are getting awnings over the slides. We have always had them and prefer them because we camp in wooded areas. At first we ordered black awnings to match the trailer trim and main awning. After thinking about it for a few, I realized that we have a clear sky light in our main slide. Now I'm not sure sure we want the black or if we should get white. Dont know if black will darken it inside or make it hotter? I'd prefer none because it does add a lot of natural light. Also white may look funny because nothing on the trailer is white anymore.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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I think that it would darken the inside of the trailer.
I would go white. It would protect the sky light from things falling on it
(branches) If the side has windows in it. it will still get lots of natural light
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Any other opinions as to color of slide awning with new exterior cream/black design? Black would be obvious choice if not for clear skylight in slide.
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Black would never be my choice. Part of the reason we put on covers was to help keep the slide cooler. Black would draw heat. I know you said that you camp in wooded areas. Then black wouldn't be so bad. If you end up out in the sun at any time, I think you would have a change of heart. I personally would go with a lighter color.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:03 PM   #5
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If i put slide awnings on mine they will be black to match the front one. They are white on the underside and i really doubt either color would change the amount of sunlight that would come through the skylight......any awning over the skylight is going to block the sunshine imo unless it is clear.
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We bought a 2014 Eagle Rlts. It is the cream and black exterior. I installed black slide toppers. They look real good and match the black and the awning that was factory. I did not think about it but it covered the sky light in the table slide and does not let light in. Does not bother me, as I would prefer the slide awning over the sky light, plus it has a sky light in the kitchen. I would install the black again.
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Thank you all for your opinions and experiences.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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If the porch awning is black, I'd go black on the slide awnings, too. I believe the underside of most awnings is white, so you'll see white through the sky light anyway.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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Did you pick up your trailer yet UPC? Im about 99% sure I'll be adding slide awnings to mine this winter.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:21 PM   #10
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We are picking it up on Thurs. It came in from the factory and we went and inspected it. To say I'm stoked is an understatement. They are doing the install this week on our additions. We decided to go with black awnings.
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