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Old 02-12-2015, 04:22 PM   #21
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Can't wait to see what the black awning looks like extended!
It's a large solar panel!! It's a little warmer under the awning when the sun is on it.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #22
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It's a large solar panel!! It's a little warmer under the awning when the sun is on it.
I could use a little heat right now
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:32 PM   #23
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I'm not going to be a happy camper if I get a black awning on the unit I have on order. In Az that black awning will last about a month the sun will kill it. Really stupid of them if the awning is totally black. Even an awning cover in black will wreck havoc on a vinyl awning. Even black rails, in the sun will reach upwards of 150 - 180 degrees in summer...really Jayco ? Ever been out of Indiana ?
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I had similar concerns about the black awning and trim that wags999 had. The desert heat will bake those dark surfaces big time. I would have preferred ours to be all white, but it's not a deal breaker.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:15 PM   #25
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Our 2015 28BHBE JayFlight was manufactured August 4th 2014 and it has white trim.
It's a beautiful unit and we love it. Very comfortable.
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I had similar concerns about the black awning and trim that wags999 had. The desert heat will bake those dark surfaces big time. I would have preferred ours to be all white, but it's not a deal breaker.
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:56 PM   #27
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Even more loony to me, is they put a Black cover on the propane tanks... geesh, really ? I dare say you won't be able to touch the tank knobs by noon on a typical summer day, hell we drive with oven mitts on, and thats in a white TV... can they really be that naive? or is it just stupidity ?
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Even more loony to me, is they put a Black cover on the propane tanks

That's a very good point. One time I left a newly filled propane tank out in the sun. It absorbed enough solar heat to cause it to vent violently through it's pressure safety valve. A black cover will magnify this effect and likely in close proximity to a campfire too.
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It seems to me that they should have this as an option. I definitely recognize the issues people will have in hot climates. I'm not sure what the motivation behind the color change was but you would have had to think they would have thought of these things. I'll be the first to tell you that I like the black over the white but that's just my opinion from a purely aesthetics standpoint. From a functional standpoint the white makes sense across the board. We will have to see.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:59 PM   #30
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I was under the impression that the awnings were white, even with the black trim. I was at the Dulles, VA RV show last month and talked to a Jayco rep. He assured me that the awning was indeed white.


I don't recall what the propane covers looked like, I would expect to remember if they were black too. I think the black looks cool... but it seems pretty interesting to have a black awning and black propane covers...
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