How to Install an Awning on a Viking Pop Up Camper

How to Install an Awning on a Viking Pop Up Camper
First manufactured in 1968, Viking Pop Up camping trailers have provided thousands of folks the ability to hit the road in style. Some models of Viking Pop Up campers come with pre-installed factory awnings; for those that do not, the installation of an aftermarket awning affords an added degree of rain and sun protection.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Measurements

Things You’ll Need:
  • Viking Pop up Camper
  • Awning
  • Power drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Epoxy
  • Ladder
Step 1
Set the ladder next to the door of the camper and measure a line 8 to 10 inches above the door. Take the awning installation bar (included with the awning) and set it over this measured line. Use the marker to record where the holes for the screws will be drilled.
Step 2
Drill out the marked screw holes. Place the installation and support bar over the holes on the camper. Drill the installation-kit screws into the the aligned holes so the bar is fixed to the side of the camper, in line with the measured awning line from Step 1.
Step 3
Place the awning rod and curtain into the installation bar's fixtures and firmly snap it into position. Look at the ends and ensure that the awning rods are snapped into the recessed metal holes on the installation bar. Epoxy the drilled holes with one small dab to waterproof those spots. Let the epoxy dry.
Step 4
Pull the awning curtain out from the fixed installation bar, then pull out the telescoping legs for the awning. Place the legs into the holding cups on the outer edges of the awning.
Step 5
Firmly push the awning up and into position where the legs are set firmly and snugly onto the ground. The awning should be extended out and the fabric taut and firm.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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