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Laura & Charles

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installing window awnings
« on: July 11, 2017, 06:09:35 PM »
We're within a few weeks of getting our house on the market and moving back into the coach.  One thing we learned during our first year full-timing is the value of shade from the sun and protection from rain.  So we're going to get some window awnings.  Is installing manual awnings a diy task?  Or is this something I should have professionally done?
Thanks!
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: installing window awnings
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 07:35:45 PM »
It's pretty simple if not motorized (no electric to ruin). The mounting strip just screws into the sidewall, and the hook for the strap likewise. A helper is all but required, though, to hold things in place while you fasten it down.
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Re: installing window awnings
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 08:07:06 PM »
Yes, pretty simple, but you do need to be accurate in your window measurements and understanding the measurements of the awning you are ordering. 

If you are an experienced DIY'er then no problem.
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Laura & Charles

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Re: installing window awnings
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 10:19:05 PM »
Thanks!  Couldn't see how it would be all that difficult.  (But didn't want to order parts, get started, then learn about the (difficult) things I failed to consider... Has happened before.)
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kdbgoat

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Re: installing window awnings
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 06:57:50 AM »
There's a couple of videos on YouTube, and a few blogs on installing window awnings that may be worth looking at.
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bobglasson

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Re: installing window awnings
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 04:59:14 PM »
I believe Carefree recently went direct-to-consumer and have self-install kits. You can browse for them at their website: http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/rv-products/rv-awnings.html

I believe there is a lot of how-to documentation out there on this topic that pertains to all awnings, not just Carefree. However, I am not sure if they are on their site or not after they changed things but I'm sure a simple Google search can help you find what you're looking for.

Best regards.
Bob