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How Much Does an RV Awning Cost?

 
low costWindow: $120-$250average costPatio, Manual: $250-$550high costPatio, Motorized: 500-$2,500
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RV awnings extend from the side of any style of RV, including fifth wheels and travel trailers. An RV awning creates shady outdoor space beside an RV or shades windows from direct sunlight, saving on cooling costs inside the RV. All RV awnings are retractable; some awnings use manual hand-crank retraction, others have motorized retraction systems, and some motorized RV awnings have specialized automatic features such as rain dumping and auto-retraction during high winds.

Typical costs:

  • RV awnings cost $120-$2,500, and can be purchased at department stores such as Sears and outdoor recreation stores including Camping World[1] . Price depends on the size of the awning, material used, retraction system (manual or motorized) and accessories purchased.
  • Window-shade retraction awnings cost $120-$250. Window-shade awnings usually range from 2 feet to 6.5 feet wide, with 18 inch to 40 inch extension arms.
  • Manual retractable patio RV awnings cost $250-$550. Patio RV awnings usually measure from 8 feet to 25 feet wide.
  • Motorized retractable patio awnings cost $500-$2,500. Smaller awnings cost less; bigger awnings that create full-length patios along the sides of large RVs can cost $1,000-$2,500.
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What should be included:
  • An RV awning should include the awning cover, support poles or arms and ropes, a manual retraction system, a motorized retraction system and controls (if purchased), and installation brackets.
  • Simple motorized awnings usually include a remote control for extending and retracting the awning. More complex and expensive motorized RV awnings may include automatic retraction systems with sensors that retract the awning if winds get too high. Another common automatic RV awning control senses how much rain has collected on the awning, and dumps the rain off the awning if needed.
Additional costs:
  • Hardware (screws and fasteners) to install an RV awning cost $5-$20 depending on the size of the awning and the complexity of the installation. Replacement parts for RV awnings such as pins and knobs cost $8-$20.
  • RV awning accessories are sold separately. Floor mats to place beneath the awning cost $40-$100. Awning tie-down kits cost $10-$25. Stores such as Sears or Camping World[2] and online retailers such as Amazon[3] and Eastern Marine Online sell awning accessories.
  • Curtains and shades attach to RV awnings to create semi-private, almost bug-free outdoor room alongside an RV. Curtains and shade kits cost $60-$330, and are sold at stores that sell RV awnings, such as Camping World[4] .
  • Because they can be heavy (often more than 50 pounds), shipping for RV awnings can be costlyat $18-$150 or more, depending on the weight of the awning and the speed of the shipping.
  • Professional installation of an RV awning costs $30-$100 at a local RV dealer, depending on the size of the awning and the complexity of the installation. Motorized awning installation can cost more.
Discounts:
  • To avoid shipping costs, purchase an RV awning from a local camping supply store or RV retailer.
  • Manual retraction awnings require more effort to extend and retract, but they cost less than motorized retractable awnings and are less prone to malfunctions.
  • RV awnings can be thoroughly cleaned using common, gentle household cleansers such as dish soap or Woolite rather than specialty cleaners.
Shopping for an rv awning:
  • For information and advice about purchasing an RV awning, consider joining the Good Sam Club[5] . Membership costs $20 per year.
  • Before purchasing an awning, measure the space on the RV where the awning will be installed. All RV awnings require several inches of clearance above windows and doors. Be sure not to buy an awning that requires more length or weight than the RV can support.
  • If the primary purpose of the awning will be to keep the temperature of the RV down, a purpose-built window-shade awning can do the job for a limited cost. If the purpose of the awning is to create a relaxed shade space for campers to enjoy, be sure that the chosen patio awning will accommodate the usual number of campers who travel in the RV.
  • Consider the climate the RV will usually be used in. If bugs are a big concern, consider purchasing screen room accessories. If heavy rains often pose a threat to the awning structure, look at automatic rain-dump or retraction systems. If glaring sun will often hit the RV, all the windows may need awnings to keep the interior of the RV from heating up.
  • Some RVs, especially used RVs, come with awnings included. Be sure to extend the awning to check for damage and to examine what hardware, supports, and accessories are included.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.campingworld.com/category/rv-awnings-accessories/363
  2.  www.campingworld.com/search/index.cfm?N=1098&Ns=p_price_sale
  3.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dsporting&field-keywords=RV+awning
  4.  www.campingworld.com/category/awning-accessories/54
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