Almost every RV you see in campgrounds across the country is outfitted with a patio awning. Most of those awnings were manufactured by Dometic, the industry leader in RV awnings
A patio awning lets RVers maximize living space for dining, lounging, tailgating, entertaining and other activities. An awning also offers weather protection from both sun and light showers. Add a screen room for bug-free space for outdoor living plus privacy.
Just like there are different types of RVs, there are different types of patio awnings. Some extend and retract manually, and are easily operated by one person. Others operate automatically at the push of a button, powered by 12-volt motors that run off coach battery power. It only takes one person to extend a power awning, so any family member can take over that job when you make camp.
The canopy on an RV awning can be made of either heavy-duty vinyl or woven acrylic fabric. Both fabrics offer some inherent advantages.
Vinyl fabric is 100% waterproof and blocks 100% of the sun’s rays. Vinyl awning canopies are either double-sided (color and design appear on top and underside of fabric) or single-sided (underside of fabric is a solid color, usually white).
Acrylic fabric provides 22% cooler shade than vinyl because it allows warm air to move upward through the woven fibers. The woven fibers filter sunlight so your patio is lighter when the awning is extended. While highly water resistant, woven acrylic fabric is not completely waterproof. The color and design of acrylic fabric is visible on both the top and underside of the fabric.
Both vinyl and woven acrylic fabrics are treated to resist UV rays, mold and mildew. Both are easy to clean, using cleaners appropriate to each type of fabric. Dometic offers a wide choice of color options to complement any RV exterior in both vinyl and acrylic fabrics.
Awnings for Every RV
From pop-up to deluxe motorcoach, Dometic has the ideal awning for any RV.
The WeatherPro power awning
is perfect for larger motorhomes. A wireless handheld remote offers fingertip operation; patented piston-driven Rain Shed automatically directs water off the awning to prevent pooling and fabric tearing. A solid state wind sensor automatically retracts the awning in sustained high winds. The WeatherPro is available in lengths from 12' to 21' and extends up to 8', with either double-sided vinyl or woven acrylic fabric and a metal weathershield.
The 9100 power awning
combines the convenience of a power awning with the reliability of a manual awning, extending and retracting automatically at the touch of a wall-mounted switch inside the RV. It’s perfect for larger 5th
wheels and travel trailers. The double-sided vinyl fabric assures long life. Strong rounded rafter arms withstand years of use without bowing or warping. Knee Action Design™ hardware lets the awning flex in moderate wind. A heavy-duty vinyl weathershield protects the awning during travel. The 9100 is available in lengths from 10' to 21' and extends up to 8'.
The unique hardware design on the WeatherPro and 9100 power awnings eliminates support arms that you must duck. Power awning hardware is engineered for extra strength and stability, smooth operation and years of reliable service.
The 8500 Plus
manual awning is Dometic’s most popular RV patio awning. It sports a double-sided vinyl canopy that resists fading, scratching and staining. The rich, vibrant colors make the 8500 Plus look great on any RV, from Class A and C motorhomes to 5th
wheels and travel trailers. The 8500 Plus is available in lengths from 8' to 25' and extends up to 8'. A white or color-coordinated vinyl weathershield is standard; a metal weathershield is optional.
The 9000 Plus
manual awning shares the same hardware as the 8500 Plus, and offers cool shade under a woven acrylic canopy and a standard metal weathershield. The 9000 Plus extends up to 8' and is available in lengths from 14' to 25' for Class A and C motorhomes, 5th
wheels and travel trailers.
Universal Plus manual awning hardware, found on both the 8500 Plus and 9000 Plus, is built for durability and easy operation. Heavy-duty torsion springs keep fabric at the optimal tension when the awning is extended. When water accumulates on top of the awning fabric, Dometic’s exclusive piston-action Rain Shed lowers one corner of the awning so water drains off instead of pooling on the fabric, causing sagging and tearing.
Dometic offers five hardware colors on the WeatherPro, 9100, 8500 Plus and 9000 Plus patio awnings: Satin Silver, Polar White, Black, Champagne and Gold. This allows RV owners to coordinate a metal weathershield and awning support arms to the exterior color of their RV.
The manually-operated Horizon II case awning
is perfect for truck campers, Class B motorhomes, compact trailers or any smaller RV. The double-sided vinyl canopy extends up to 7'. The exclusive V-strut lateral arm support resists bowing and keeps the fabric tensioned for rapid water runoff. An easy-operating hand crank and pivot make set-up simple. The enamel-coated aluminum case with automatic lock protects the awning during travel. Dometic’s exclusive Notch-N-Lock rafter system holds the awning securely retracted in travel position. The Horizon II is available in lengths from 8'2" to 16'4".
The Trim Line case awning
installs easily on your pop-up camper’s awning rail and extends up to 7' in only minutes for quick shade. It stores in a weatherproof heavy-duty vinyl zippered pouch. Click-lock poles support the single-sided vinyl canopy at the right pitch to let rain drain away. The Trim Line is available in lengths from 7' to 12' and can be outfitted with its own optional Trim Line Screen Room for bug-free living space.
Dometic also offers a full line of accessory awnings for additional shade and weather protection.
keep out harsh sunlight and gentle rain to help maintain comfortable temperatures inside your RV. They are available in a wide range of sizes to fit any RV window and coordinate with Dometic patio awnings. Deluxe Plus vinyl window awnings
coordinate with vinyl fabrics on the WeatherPro, 9100, 8500 Plus and 9000 Plus patio awnings. Elite woven acrylic window awnings
coordinate with acrylic fabrics on the WeatherPro and 9000 Plus patio awnings.
shield the main entrance door on bus-style coaches. The Oasis manual and Oasis Elite power door awnings are available in solid-color fabrics to coordinate with Dometic patio awnings. The Oasis Elite power door awning operates with the WeatherPro wireless remote.
protect your slideouts and help cool your RV. Mounted permanently to the slideout unit and extended automatically with the slideout, SlideTopper’s durable vinyl fabric and wide overhang keep harmful debris off the top of the slideout, so debris doesn’t slide back into the coach when the slideout is retracted. The white vinyl also reflects heat to help control interior temperatures. Elite SlideToppers offer a metal weathershield; Deluxe models come with a vinyl weathershield.
Improving Outdoor Living
Dometic also offers accessories to extend your outdoor living space.
screen rooms transform the area under your RV awning into comfortable screened-in living space free from pesky insects. The enclosure is made of durable, non-flammable screen fabric that repels moisture, dries quickly and resists mildew. After initial installation, a Patty O’Room easily sets up in minutes once your awning is extended.
screen rooms convert the ramp of your toy hauler into a versatile screen room, adding up to 60 square feet of living space. Screens on three sides give you a great view outside plus a weather-protected area to relax. Standard and large sizes are available for virtually any toy hauler; kits include jacks to support the end of the ramp for a level floor surface.
slide into the utility slot on the awning roller tube and anchor to the ground. These opaque shades are made of vinyl-coated polyester mesh that cuts sun glare by more than 50%, so your patio area is cooler. They are available in colors to coordinate with almost any awning fabric.
help keep dirt from being tracked into your RV. They come in colors that coordinate with Dometic awnings, Patty O’Shades and Patty O’Rooms. The open weave polyester mats let water run through; they are durable and easy to clean.
Update an Old Awning
If your existing awning hardware is still in good shape and you just need to replace the fabric, Dometic offers a full selection of patio awning replacement fabrics and colors to fit virtually any brand of awning hardware. Replacement canopies are also available in OEM colors.
Dometic awnings, replacement awning fabrics, screen rooms and other accessories are available at Camping World. Visit any SuperCenter
location, call the Awning Hotline at 888-622-6264 or visit CampingWorld.com/awnings
for more information.