I suppose the awning may shade the window to keep it cooler inside. The solar shades serve the same purpose and are much easier to put up and take down. I can reach the tops of my windows without a step-stool or ladder.
The awning is a pain for one person to open and close. I have thought about having the awning converted to an automatic awning but am not sure it would be worth the expense.
I would prefer to spend that money on solar panels.
I walk around the RV park and see awnings open and no shade under the awning.
If I park my RV with the windshield facing North - the RV creates shade on the passenger side in the afternoon.
I would like to know how often you use your awning and what your thoughts are about RV awnings in general and automatic vs. manual. What if yours was damaged? Would you care enough to replace it? That's another concern. I have read about sudden winds destroying awnings.
Resale value does not concern me. I do not plan to sell my RV.
I may have the awning removed. If anyone is interested in purchasing an awning send me an email.