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How do I choose the best rv travel trailers?

By Jason C. Moore | Camping And Hiking

Jun 13
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The best recreation vehicle will meet your needs in terms of size, function and style as well as fit into your budget. These awnings are available through stores, catalogs and online.

Before you start shopping for campers rv, take some measurements and decide what color and style of awning you prefer. You can also consider buying window blinds to match the large.

An awning typically covers most of the side of the motor home. The point of the camper is to provide shade so that you can set up an outdoor area to eat, socialize and relax. You will need an awning that is deep and wide enough to provide shade.

rvs and campersWindow blinds to help block the sun and lower the temperature inside the caravan are also available.

There are two basic styles of rv and campers and two awareness mechanisms. The first style is self-supporting, not requiring the legs to keep up the far end of the tent. The second requires the legs, which are usually collapsible for easy storage. The raising mechanism can be either manual or powered. An automatic mechanism takes longer to work, although it is usually cheaper than the driven mechanism. Measure your van to find out what size camper you should consider.

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Remember that most awnings require a rack or awning pole for attaching the awning to your car. Measure only the area where you can draw a straight metal rod. Typically, this is the rear three-quarters of the length of the van, not the driver or the passenger window, once you have measurements for your motor home, decide on color. You can choose a simple white awning that matches the light vehicles.

There are many custom fabrics, so you might be able to match your motor color. You can also choose a decorative scalloped edge, or a plain edge. Check the manufacturer, the temperature decrease fabrics and colors, as some materials absorb heat and make the area beneath them warmer.

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With your measurements in hand and an idea of what color and style of awning you want, you’re ready to shop. A good place to start is a local recreational vehicle (RV) or a camping supply store. Often, these stores have many shades available.

When looking at an awning, inspect it to ensure it’s done. You want a durable fabric, usually nylon or canvas, and thick, with stitching. If possible, operate the lift mechanism each awning you are viewing. It should lift smoothly, without stopping and starting or making noises. Test both a manual and power lifting mechanism and comparing the two. Although powered system is more expensive, you may find that the comfort and convenience is worth the extra cost. Even if you like awnings that you see in the store, you should double check the online stores to make sure you are getting the best deal. You may even be able to find the same awning second hand in classified ads, which can save a considerable amount of money.

Be sure to check shipping costs, as what looks like a good deal could end up more expensive after you pay for having a big, heavy marquis sent to you.

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