How to Replace Knobs on a Travel Camper Awning

How to Replace Knobs on a Travel Camper Awning
Having an awning attached to your recreational vehicle can boost the amount of use and enjoyment you receive from your awning, as it can provide shelter during hot days or rainy weather. Because awnings are regularly exposed to the elements, they must be maintained in order to keep them in good repair. Part of maintaining an awning is replacing parts as they wear out or become damaged. Properly functioning adjustment knobs used to create the right amount of tension in the awning and should be kept in good repair.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Adjustment knobs
Step 1
While the awning is in a rolled position, unscrew the current knobs that need to be replaced.
Step 2
Spray the replacement knobs with a pure silicone spray before inserting into position.
Step 3
Screw the knobs tightly into position while the awning is still in the rolled position. To use the awning, loosen the knobs before pulling it out to the desired distance. Attempting to pull the awning out before loosening the knobs can damage the awning. Re-tighten the knobs once the awning's arms have been pulled out to the proper position to secure the awning in place. To restore the awning to its rolled position, loosen the knobs before pushing in the awning's arms. Tighten the knobs once the awning is back to its rolled position.

Tips & Warnings

Do not substitute a lubricant, such as WD-40, for the silicone spray.

Article Written By Gail Logan

Gail Logan is a magazine editor and freelance writer based in Atlanta, AL. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Patrick Henry College. For the past four years, she has written home design, travel and food features for national magazines, including "Coastal Living," "Texas Home and Living," "Log Home Design," and "Country's Best Log Homes." When not writing, she mentors inner-city children.

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