One of the downsides of boondocking, especially in desert areas, is that it can be hard to find shade. I have seen some people rig up a tarp on their awning to help give off more shade, but it blocks your view and it looks pretty fugly for the most part.
But sometimes you just need a bit more shade than your awning can dish out, especially if you have an awning that you can’t adjust the position of very much, or if you are parked in an RV spot where you can’t control your positioning for the sun.
And if you are boondocking it, then running the RV’s air conditioner for any length of time – or at all – can be a pain, especially if there are others around you that could be annoyed by your running generator.
So, here’s another way to help cool down in the summer heat.
I noticed Camco has a new awning shade, which lets the breeze breeze on through, while reducing the amount of sun coming in. It comes in two different sizes – 54″x120″ or the larger 54″x180″ depending on the amount of shade you want.
It slides into the RV awning’s channel, so it should be compatible as long as you have an RV awning, but you can check to ensure yours has the channel.
And you can coordinate with your RV colors, as it comes in black, brown or blue, although I think the black looks best.
- Provides Additional Shade: Provides additional shade under your RV...
As you can see, it folds down fairly small, so storage wouldn’t be a huge issue. It comes with bungees to keep it from going wild and unfolding while traveling.
You can also get ones that go right down to the ground, to have more privacy from neighbors in campgrounds or RV parks.
- UV BLOCK & OPEN VIEW - Used as front RV awning, blocks about 86% of UV...
There are also side blocker options you can add on as well, to give fuller coverage, the set includes both sides.