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baker.barnes

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Posted: 04/18/11 12:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Want some protection from the sun on driver's side slide out - anyone used the Sunsetter awing (remote control) 12' with rollup cover? or can it be done. Weight 33#, plug in or can be hard wired.


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I think I would call the company to see if that awning would stand up to the wind velocities while driving down the road. When rolled up, there still can be a terrific amount of wind trying to enter the ends of the awning and unroll it. Quite possible that their awnings are not designed for this kind of service or they probably would be in the RV market in addition to their home market.
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I have used several Sunsetter remote control awnings on homes BUT they have a 2" square bar/mount that leaves a gap between the awning and the wall. Finding something strong enough to attach the brackets that hold the 2" bar will be a problem on a MH plus all the water off the roof will run down the side/slide as there is no way to seal this area. 33# sounds way to0 little for a 12' remote controlled awning. I would not worry about the wind on a motorized unit as there is no way it would unwrap. Nice enough product at a good price but not really suited for a MH which I have thought about doing several times.
Now if you had a BlueBird with the raised railings running down both sides, they would work really well.


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Thank you for contacting SunSetter Products regarding our Awnings.
Nancy, we don't recommend putting our awnings on anything that is mobile. If it is going to be stationary that would be fine.

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Posted: 04/22/11 06:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why would you not install a regular RV awning line a Carefree? I have seen them installed on the driver side. Our coach has provisions for one but we would never use it.


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