Your RV awnings are one of the most important parts of setting up camp. You might not realize how much you use it until you go on a campout without it. But what happens when the sun gets low enough not to be over you anymore? Or when the heat is getting through, even with the awning up? In this situation, you need an RV awning shade. These awning shades provide you with a barrier on the end of your awning and either side to keep out sun, rain, wind, and other elements such as bugs and nosy neighbors. With your shade set up, you can enjoy a cool, shady, private space under your awning without blocking your view.
While the awnings that come with your RV protect you from sun, rain, and other factors from above, it’s only from above. Without the added protection from either side, you can still be exposed to the elements. The sun shade provides extra protection from sun, rain, and wind, and the fabric allows you to still look through them while keeping other people out. They help you create a patio, protecting you from the elements and providing you a cool space to sit outside and enjoy your vacation. They also help to keep your rig cooler inside, since they keep the heat away from the side of your rig.
RV Awning Shade Basics
Now, there are a few things to consider when looking into buying an RV awning shade. First, look into how durable the fabric is. Some materials are more durable than others, so finding out the material can help you out in the long run. Next, check how much sun gets in and how much visibility is affected. Most shades have an even balance on these, but some brands lean more towards one side. Then, make sure you have the right size and take into consideration whether you will need a side piece to finish the set. We generally recommend getting both the main piece and one or two side pieces to really give you the best protection and comfort possible. Finally, make sure your awning shade is compatible with your awning. Most awning styles and types fit awning shades well, however, it is important to make sure that yours will work for the brand of awning shade.