Motor home awnings are usually firmly attached to one side, mostly on the right side of the living accommodations. The awnings are available in open or enclosed varieties. The enclosure types have fabric or plastic covers at the front and two sides, which allow some privacy to the users. The awnings usually have electrical wiring extended from the motor home to provide lighting during the evening sit outs.
Motor homes are synonymous to camper homes, trailer homes, and even Recreation Vehicles (RVs). In the US, they are divided in three classes. First is, Class A motor home, which is constructed on a commercial truck chassis, a specially designed motor vehicle chassis, or a commercial bus chassis. The second is Class B motor home, which is built using a standard van, usually modified with a raised roof or a relatively low-profile body. The third is Class C motor home, which is built on a truck chassis with an attached van type section. The truck chassis may be a pickup or even a large freightliner.
Many motor home owners stay at special motor home parks for a couple of months at a time. These parks usually provide full hookup service for electricity, water and sewerage, and even cable television and wireless Internet connection. The motor home parks offer many amenities, including swimming pools, recreation rooms, and some times even resort-like activities such as horseback riding. The parks allow their customers to erect awnings adjacent to their motor homes. However, staying at such a motor home is usually quite expensive. Therefore many people prefer to stay at public campgrounds with minimal facilities, or at rural or remote locations.
Motor home awnings are usually custom made to suit the length of a specific motor home. Many times, they come pre-installed to the side of the motor home as an accessory. They are usually lightweight retractable type with manual or motorized operating mechanisms.