Caravan Privacy and Sun Screens: What’s the Difference?

Author: Tahlia Maynard   Date Posted:4 September 2016 

Caravan Privacy and Sun Screens: What’s the Difference?

Are you tired of crowded surroundings, nosy neighbors, and glaringly hot sun? If so, then you are definitely not alone. While caravan camping can be relaxing, sometimes we’d just prefer a bit more privacy, especially when taking advantage of popular caravan park locations.

If you’re in this type of crowded situation, then you may want to look into caravan sun and privacy screens.These handy caravan additions have boomed in popularity as more and more people are beginning to partake in caravan camping adventures.

We have put this article together to go over everything you should know prior purchasing either a caravan sun or privacy screen.

Caravan Sunscreens

Many new campers, unfamiliar with camping terms, are often confused about the difference between a sun and privacy screen. In general, sunscreens are strictly geared towards providing shade and shelter from environmental elements, like rain and heat. They are usually installed along the end or side walls of a caravan, and use a pop-top to create a tent-like structure against it.

Campers can then sit between the caravan and sunscreen, shielded from the heat or rain, and able to enjoy a bit of shade. Depending on their make, some sunscreens can also act as a privacy room, ultimately blocking you from the view of nosy neighbors and peering eyes.

Privacy Screens

Privacy screens are extremely similar to sunscreens. Like sunscreens, privacy screens also create a “roof” under which campers can sit and be shielded from harsh sun or rain.The roof of a privacy screen, however, is usually a flat-top, and not the pop-up type commonly associated with sunscreens. It is the privacy screen’s flat top that allows it to provide more shaded space than what would be available by using a diagonally-formed sunscreen. 

For even more space, some campers opt for fully-annexed privacy rooms.These privacy rooms are made up of four separate walls and a ceiling. They also have a full-sized door, with many styles also displaying features like screened windows. 

Best Brand?

While every person will undoubtedly have their own personal preference, Coast to Coast has definitely become a majority favorite. Like Caravan RV Camping, Coast to Coast has over 40 years of experience working in the caravan industry, and privacy screens are only one of the high-quality products that they produce.

Coast to Coast Awning Kits

As mentioned, Coast to Coast is renowned for their high-quality sun and privacy screens.Their high-quality awning kits, however, are the number one choice in providing the ultimate privacy and comfort. Each Coast to Coast custom awning kit has been created to last, featuring better splines, stronger D-Ringed triangles, added edge hemming to reduce the chances of fraying, and superior strength steel pegs.

Coast to Coast’s awning kits also rank top-notch in regards to sun protection. Their covers have an average cover factor of 91.0, a shade factor of 88.6, and are capable of blocking 93.4% of damaging UVR rays. For more information regarding Coast to Coast awning kits, simply click here.

Otherwise, please feel free to contact Caravan RV Camping, Australia’s leading online superstore, directly by phone at 1800-RV-PARTS.