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Old 10-06-2015, 01:05 AM   #51
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:15 AM   #53
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By the way, we have declined the awning as well. RV blasphemy ... I know.
I know it is different with everyone, and many do not use their awning much, but I consider it to be one of the most basic of needs for a trailer. Shade, cooling was we never had A/C, and protection from precipitation allowing us to enjoy the outdoors more. It is not real pretty, but is a huge part of our camping style.

We all have differing needs, that's for sure.
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Hi Jim,

No question it's a very popular RV item.

When we had it we hardly used it. More trouble than what it was worth for us.
I think that taking relatively short trips due to having to work with just two to three weeks vacation kept us pretty much in the western states and when in the northwest it was often in the summer. We didn't hang out at campsite. If not sightseeing in the area, it was day long hiking. Many years from now assuming we slow down that could change.

When I retire in fourteen months I can see spending a lot more time relaxing between spots. Constant drizzle would be the only time I can justify an awning and if I felt I wanted to be outside in the "patio". We have covered patio at home and stay inside when it rains or drizzles.

We will have in back of truck a folding canopy should we need protection from the elements. I doubt it will get much use based on past experience. When not raining and we are outside, I like to see sky and/or trees over our heads.

If we see a real need years from now. I will install a canopy of a design that I select and will meet our needs at that time. Never say never. I am picky when it comes to quality, well performing, durable component design.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:37 AM   #55
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Thank you Cathy,

A picture is worth a thousand words.

It always seemed to me that the standard Maxx Fan was up front at the foot of the bed.
This shows it more centrally located. I also see that the alternate fan location will be over the front half of the AC. Very useful information for me, thanks for posting that.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:56 AM   #56
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No A/C, no awning? You rebel you.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:06 PM   #57
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Hi Jim,

No question it's a very popular RV item.

When we had it we hardly used it. More trouble than what it was worth for us.
I think that taking relatively short trips due to having to work with just two to three weeks vacation kept us pretty much in the western states and when in the northwest it was often in the summer. We didn't hang out at campsite. If not sightseeing in the area, it was day long hiking. Many years from now assuming we slow down that could change.

When I retire in fourteen months I can see spending a lot more time relaxing between spots. Constant drizzle would be the only time I can justify an awning and if I felt I wanted to be outside in the "patio". We have covered patio at home and stay inside when it rains or drizzles.

We will have in back of truck a folding canopy should we need protection from the elements. I doubt it will get much use based on past experience. When not raining and we are outside, I like to see sky and/or trees over our heads.

If we see a real need years from now. I will install a canopy of a design that I select and will meet our needs at that time. Never say never. I am picky when it comes to quality, well performing, durable component design.
I find the Escape supplied canopy to be of quite high quality and very simple to deploy. By myself, it typically takes about 1min to go through the entire deployment process. We use our canopy nearly every trip. It works great to provide a cooling shade in stifling desert heat, and provides great protection in those tropical downpours that many places experience. The canopy helps to expand the usable living space offered by your trailer. Many people leave their canopies open at night or when away from their trailer, but I prefer to roll ours up when I am not around. Over the years, I have seen too many freak wind storms come up suddenly, and would hate to have our canopy damaged when I am not around to furl it up.
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What Greg said. ^^^

Did ETI credit you Santiago or just a straight delete? Any blocking on the inside for future mounting?
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Perhaps an added benefit on the 17 is that the awning shades the fridge side of the trailer.
On mine, it's also the support system for the screen room.
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Hi Cathy I noticed your solar on your roof . It looks like 4 feet attaching instead of a rail? Did Escape install that way ? Pat
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