Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Window awnings – Enjoy the shade but keep your view

By Jim Twamley
window awning overviewRV window awnings typically have two positions — deployed or stowed. When the window awning is deployed it can cut your viewing area in half.

window awning detailHere’s a swift trick to solve the problem. Use a bungee cord to hold the window awning partially open. Loop the wire bungee ends through the strap as depicted in the photo and attach the other end of the cord to the wall hook.

This will give you flexibility in controlling the level of shade inside your coach. Sometimes the easy solutions are the best.



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2 years ago

Thanks! I’m going to go find short bungees and try this.

Bob p
2 years ago
Reply to  Susan

Make sure they’re strong enough, I did the same thing and the internal spring in the awning stretched the bungee cord to the limit and broke it, that’ll wake you out of a sound sleep. Lol

Daniel Pankiewicz
2 years ago

BTW If you put a simple twist in the black awning hold down cord it will stop the whistle you get when it is very windy.

Bob p
2 years ago

Flat bed truckers do the same primarily to keep the straps from slapping.

2 years ago

What a great idea!