RV living in the summer is just a wonderful experience. Though we are currently wintering in Illinois (don't ask), we know warm spring and summer days are on the horizon. Anyway...similar to people who live in homes that worship the backyard on warm summer evenings, RVers need only step outside to enjoy a night underneath the stars. Enter awning lights...
Motorhomes and travel trailers typically don't offer a lot of socializing space, so awnings offer an opportunity to gather outside. Even if it is a hot sunny day or drizzling, camper awnings provide protection and allow more time in the open air - which means more elbow room, too. Heck, even our dog gets more time outdoors, rain or shine, thanks to rv awnings.
At night, the only option for illumination is to flip the switch on that blinding rv light that is by the front door. Bugs, by the way, LOVE those lights...and you can be certain they will migrate around it. For a softer glow, when rvers trim their awning in patio lights, now there is a warm ambiance that doesn't call out to thousands of moths that it's party time! It's perfect for sitting outside by yourself or with other rvers who've stopped by for some fun.
One drawback of camper awnings, which we learned the hard way, is that without tie down strapsthey can quickly become destroyed in the wind. We lost our awning on our first rv this way. While we slept, a storm came up and not only ripped the canvas, it bent the metal frame, too! So when you use patio lights on your awning, be sure to also pick up some straps to keep your canvas from tearing. Awning lights on a frame with no canvas is, well...just sorta ridiculous, don't you think?