RV Awning 101

Recreational vehicle, or RVs for short, is a type of a trailer or a motor vehicle which has living quarters that are designed for accommodation. There are different types of RVs such as the motorhomes, the caravans (also known as travel trailers and camper trailers), campervans, truck campers, fifth wheel trailers, and pop up campers.

RVs are very roomy and spacious vehicles, and thus plenty of living space is allowed. However, after some time, they may feel constricting and confining. A solution to this problem is purchasing a screen room that is attached to the awning (a sheet of canvas or other material that is stretched on a frame and is used to keep the sun or rain off) may allow the creation of a considerable extra living space. These are then called RV awning screen rooms, sometimes called awning rooms, or extend-a-rooms. These rooms insulate the living space against bugs and protect the residents against heat and rain.

RV Awning Screen Rooms: An Extension to Your Living Space

Some RV awning screen rooms consist only of a mesh wall that is attached to the side of the recreational vehicle. This type of RV awning screen room is excellent for outdoor kitchens; this set-up is ideal for grilling or other types of kitchen, since it is more well-ventilated than an indoor kitchen and is easier to clean since it is direct to the ground. Moreover, these may be set up when camping or doing outdoor activities to provide extra protection against the weather or insects for your family and friends.

Another type of awning room is the RV awning room with floor. The RV awning screen room with floor includes a flooring attached to the mesh. This type of screen room does not have the ground as the floor, and thus is more suited for bed rooms and living quarters since it provides extra protection from the ground and the elements in it. The RV awning room with floor is more stable and more permanent compared to its no floor counterpart, and therefore is pricier.

RV Awning Screen Rooms: The Disadvantages

However, RV awning screen rooms may have their own drawbacks.

  1. RV awning screen rooms may have insufficient air circulation. This is due to trapped humidity. This effect may greatly felt especially when cooking, when the smoke is trapped inside the screen room.
  2. RV awning screen rooms are known to be difficult to set up. The level of difficulty depends on the specific model and the level of skill of the one installing it.
  3. RV awning screen rooms are generally expensive. These range from 200 to 500 dollars, depending on the model. After all, these are luxury purchases and provide extra comfort and convenience to their users.
  4. RV awning room with floor provide ground protection, but those with no flooring may leave the inside of the room vulnerable, especially when it is raining and the ground is wet. Insects from the ground may also not be kept from the living area since the room is open to the floor.

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