Ok, you might be asking yourself, what do they mean “Keep the view”? Well, did you know you could get see through window awnings?
But wait, first lets say why you want to use window awnings. In the simple test in the video below, you will see almost a 40 degree difference in temperature when using a heat meter to take a reading off the window. Yes…almost 40 degree difference!!! So first and foremost, use your window awnings for goodness sake as it will cut down on the heat entering your coach or RV.
But now you are saying, but then we do not have the view! To which we reply…why not? We do! Huh? We had our awning replaced by the company ShadePro using a see through material. They had done our original coach back in 2010 when they added window awnings, hardware and all, to the coach we had then. But what is also nice is that they look like normal window awnings on the outside.
Here is a video I did showing the test and also showing the awnings. Enjoy!
And if you are interested…Contact ShadePro and let them know we said hi! :) (They did not know we were making this post or video.)
Looks very nice David I was wondering what Shadepro was doing when they stoped at your coach.
That was it!!! :) Came out great! I am going to have them send me a dash cover and see how they are. I have one made by Trevor in Red Bay, but I am asked all the time about where to get them not only for Tiffin coaches, but other brands. Once I see the quality, I will do a video on them if I like them. The best part, they have a lot of coach dash patterns so at least I will have a place to direct people. (Again, only after I see how they are.) Take care.
Hi David, is Quartzite a place to go in summer with bumper pull trailer? Or just more suited to motor coaches?
Hi…I surely would not want to be in Quartzsite in the summer! It is the desert and thus would be above 100. Not a place to be without power to run A/C’s. In regards to just coaches….Oh no, not at all. You will find all kinds of rigs parked out there. Just usually in the winter months. :)
Did you take a temp reading first with the old awnings so you can actually compare it from old to new awnings?
I did not see a need to do so. The old awning would also give you the heat savings but without the view. It may be slightly more, but not that much is my guess.
I noted that in one of your videos your listed your Loaded Vehicle Weight as 42,000 pounds. I’m looking for confirmation. A 2014 45LP has a specified GVWR of 51,300 pounds. I’m looking to purchase a Tiffin Bus, but have a concern regards the weight due to a small neighborhood bridge over a creek.
Can you confirm your loaded weight on a 45ft. Tiffin Bus as so far below the GCWR? This would open me up to the 45ft. floor plans.
The way we are currently loaded, and we live full time in the coach, we weight about 42,000 with full fuel and 1/2 tank fresh water. (Gray and black empty.) This was a weight as of our last weigh last January and what we carry has not changed.
How come no shades on those tires?
Don’t see the reason for them. Tires are made to be outside and they rot from the inside out. Think of all the heavy equipment that may sit for months without being used. They do not do anything with those tires. To me, IMHO, it is just a marking thing to make money. My tires look the same on one side as they to the other and one side gets summer sun more then the other when we are parked.
I was very surprised to learn that you can have a 40-degree difference when you put an awning over your windows. My wife and I have been thinking of getting an RV so we can go on more trips with our grandchildren, but we live in a very hot area. After reading your article, I will be sure to talk to my wife about the possibility of awnings if we get an RV!
LOL…I did it just “say it”, I actually showed it! ;)
Excellent explanation, it’s simple & focus