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What Is The Best Awning For a Truck Camper?

by Rob Roper
(Ocklawaha, FL)

Carefree Freedom Camper Wall Mount Patio Awning

Carefree Freedom Camper Wall Mount Patio Awning

We just purchased an older slide in camper (1991) that appears to be in really good shape, however, it has not ever had an awning. We would like to install an awning on the side of the camper. What are the biggest issues to be aware of during installation and where might we look for the best product for the money? I am a fairly mechanically inclined individual, but is this a project that is best left to the professionals.


The last thing I want is to start a leak or damage the exterior of my unit. By the way, the slide in, is a 1991 Starcraft 1050 Fleetstar. Your input is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Rob Roper

ANSWER: Greetings Rob thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

When it comes to Truck Campers there is not a vast array of Awnings available as there are for Travel Trailers and Motorhomes. In my opinion your best bet would be a Carefree Freedom Wall Mount Patio Awningicon (pictured above).

This awning is available as a manual crank-out awning or you can get the 12 volt model that has an electric motor and push button operation. Either way I think it will work on the Camper you have.
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These awnings and a lot more are available on CampingWorld.com. If you choose Camping World can also install the awning for you.

If you want to install the awning yourself you might want to read the eHow tutorial "How to Install a Camper Awning".

I hope this helps.

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