Go Camping A Lot? Use A 3-Sided Vehicle Awning

4 April 2023
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


If you go camping a lot and pull a camper behind your vehicle, you should consider using a 3-sided vehicle awning. Below is information on what this is, how it works, and the benefits of choosing this for your truck. 

3-Sided Vehicle Awning

A 3-sided vehicle awning mounts on a roof rack system installed on top of the vehicle. This keeps the awning secure so it does not blow over if you have winds, rain, etc. Some awnings only have one side, so it protects only one side of the vehicle. Awnings that are 3-sided provide you with much more protection when sitting outside. You can sit under the awning on chairs and rest, grill under the awning, or just spend time outdoors. Even if you do not take a lot of breaks, the awning works great if you park your camper in an RV park or camping area. 

The awning material can be waterproof, and this may be a good choice for you. Other awnings are not waterproof, so make sure you ask the salesperson before you make your purchase. When you are finished and ready to start traveling, the awning simply folds up and sits on the top of your vehicle. You secure the awning using cables, so you do not have to worry about it coming off while driving. 

Benefits of a 3-Sided Vehicle Awning

A 3-sided vehicle awning allows you to protect three sides of your vehicle. This gives you much more room while sitting outside. This is especially beneficial if you have a large family. You could place chairs under each awning so everyone could sit outside and enjoy the outdoors. 

Having an awning protects you from damaging sun's rays. The sun can cause skin cancer and fade your outdoor furniture. The awning also cools you off during the daytime hours as the sun will not be beating down on you. 

A vehicle awning will protect your car from the sun's rays. Your car's paint can be damaged if it sits in the sun too long. An awning covers the roof of the car so you will not have to worry about it. This is especially beneficial if you stay parked in one spot for a long length of time. An awning will allow you to have more privacy while sitting outside. If you are in a busy RV park or camping area, this is especially beneficial. 

Talk with a salesperson that sells 3-sided vehicle awnings to learn much more about them.