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Old 01-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Adding Awning over Outdoor Kitchen

Has anyone added an awning over the outdoor kitchen of a 32BHDS? We had some hard rain storms last year and would love to have an awning. Not sure if there is enough room to install.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about doing this as well... I'd like the awning to cover the bathroom door for the same reason. Hopefully someone can chime in with what they did.
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Dadof4Girls,

We had also thought about adding an awning, (but also wondered why Jayco had not simply installed a 4ft longer awning to at least cover the bathroom external door).

I think the external skin vertical space is too limited to be able to install the vertical mounting tracks for a standard awning:
----running light at the rear curbside corner behind the outdoor kitchen door
----grab handle between outside bathroom door and outdoor kitchen door
----tight fit for upper awning rail above the curbside upper bunk window

The attached picture shows the referenced potential mounting limitations for an additional awning. You will see our solution--we strategically position a QuickShade canopy so that it is almost a continuous "roof line" under which to cook when you have the kitchen cargo door open.
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My dealer told me NOT to put an awning over a heat source.
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Dadof4Girls,

We had also thought about adding an awning, (but also wondered why Jayco had not simply installed a 4ft longer awning to at least cover the bathroom external door).

I think the external skin vertical space is too limited to be able to install the vertical mounting tracks for a standard awning:
----running light at the rear curbside corner behind the outdoor kitchen door
----grab handle between outside bathroom door and outdoor kitchen door
----tight fit for upper awning rail above the curbside upper bunk window

The attached picture shows the referenced potential mounting limitations for an additional awning. You will see our solution--we strategically position a QuickShade canopy so that it is almost a continuous "roof line" under which to cook when you have the kitchen cargo door open.
We had an EZ up set up similiar, but had a couple days of heavy rain. The rain came down the arms holding the outdoor kitchen door up, or if I put the end under the EZ up, it ran to the edge of the EZ up and off. The three reasons you stated are my concerns. So I thought I would ask if anybody tried.
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My dealer told me NOT to put an awning over a heat source.
That's contradictory to what Jayco does. My 30.5 BHLT has a double stove and the awning is above it.
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Our Feather Sport came with a bbq rack on the outside wall under the awning (when deployed) but after 1 use I said, "This doesn't look good.".

IMHO, Dave.
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My dealer told me NOT to put an awning over a heat source.
Many dealers say that, but many people swear by the RVQ, which is under the awning.

I personally wouldn't use an RVQ since they are so close to the trailer sides and under awning but i know many that do and seem to like it.
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While I have my trailer in for warranty work, I asked about the awning. I was guessing that if it was at all possible, the dealer would be selling me the awning. They indicated that after some investigations, that there is no way to install an awning.

I guess I might get another easy-up and attempt to modify to drain forward.
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If I'm not mistaken, looking at the floorplans of the new Whitehawks, the 29SQB and the 31DSLB both have outdoor kitchens and awnings over them from the factory.
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