From the bloggers at Roadtreking.
Most Class B campers come with an awning already installed. It resides in its own garage on the right side above the door and it cranks out from the side of the vehicle.
Our third-hand 1995 Dodge Roadtrek 190 came with two self-contained support poles at each outer corner and a third support pole stored along the side of our toilet compartment. A crank, stored in the wardrobe closet when not in use, fits into a screw mechanism where the awning may be cranked out to full length.
Awnings are used frequently by some class B owners and others say they never use it. It varies for us. If we are traveling and seldom staying more than one night in a location we almost never put up the awning. But if we stay in camp and the weather is nice (or damp) we often use it.
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