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Old 05-24-2018, 11:56 AM   #1
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Anyone using awnings on their bus?

I'm just getting started on my short bus build, but I'm already thinking I'll want a roll out awning on the side of the bus. They are expensive! What is the best bang for your buck regarding an awning? Has anyone ever used an awning designed for a house on a bus? A link below to an awning on sale at Menards I found...

https://www.menards.com/main/p-1455229712595.htm?utm_campaign=21B-2018&utm_content=Overtime-Deals&utm_source=flipp&utm_medium=flyer_mobile
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:11 PM   #2
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On my last bus I had a 20' awning and used the heck out of it. I bought it from the Monico factory outlet for $200.

Unfortunately the outlet store has since closed down.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:14 PM   #3
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I'm thinking of an awning for mine. This one is not too expensive, but also not as sturdy as others I've seen. I imagine it would hold up better on a house than a moving bus.

Good link:
https://www.menards.com/main/p-14552...m=flyer_mobile
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:48 PM   #4
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I've seen a couple an Craigslist house and rv in the 300$ range for 20ish feet around here
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:54 PM   #5
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I'm thinking of an awning for mine. This one is not too expensive, but also not as sturdy as others I've seen. I imagine it would hold up better on a house than a moving bus.

Good link:
https://www.menards.com/main/p-14552...m=flyer_mobile
not sure how hwy travel would fare with the end flapping in the breeze as it doesn't look like it rolls all the way up like an RV model.
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I salvaged a 10 foot awning off a camper I canabalized for parts and plan to use it if I can find a good way to mount it. I like the shade option.
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not sure how hwy travel would fare with the end flapping in the breeze as it doesn't look like it rolls all the way up like an RV model.
Most of those fringe ends are not actually part of the main cloth they are attached to the front rail and can be removed
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