Horizon 2 Awning Instructions

Horizon 2 Awning Instructions
The Horizon 2 Awning, manufactured by Dometic, is suited for vehicles that cannot accommodate a full-sized awning, such as a pickup camper. The Horizon 2 is a case awning, which means that it pulls out of a case attached to your vehicle during use. To store the awning, simply roll it back into the case. You have the option of purchasing the awning in lengths ranging from 8 feet, 2 inches to 16 feet, 4 inches.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Drill
  • 3/16-inch guide drill bit
  • 5/32-inch guide drill bit
  • Screwdriver
Step 1
Measure at least 3 inches above the door on your vehicle. You must place the awning case high enough that when it is extended it won't interfere with the door.
Step 2
Space the three upper brackets along the top of the vehicle where you desire. They must be equidistant from each other. Use the pen to mark the position of the brackets.
Step 3
Drill holes through the side of the vehicle with the 3/16-inch bit at each hole you marked for the brackets.
Step 4
Attach the upper brackets to the vehicle by screwing the #14 x 1-1/2-inch screws provided into the holes you drilled.
Step 5
Set the awning case onto the mounting brackets. Drill a hole into the case where the hole on the bottom leg of each mounting bracket is. Screw the awning case to the brackets with the pan-head machine screws and nuts provided with the awning.
Step 6
Extend the awning fully out from the case. Pull the support arms from the rail and fold them until they rest against the side of the vehicle. Adjust the length of the arms until the awning is at the height you want. Mark the location where the arms are resting against the side of the vehicle. Pull the arms out so they sit on the ground.
Step 7
Position the bottom mounting brackets against the vehicle where the arms previously rested. Drill holes for each bracket with the 5/32-inch drill bit. Screw the brackets into place. This allows you to rest the arms either on the ground like a carport awning or against the vehicle in the brackets in a patio position.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure the inside of the wall is clear of electrical wiring before drilling any holes through the vehicle.
If the vehicle siding is not sturdy, use backing plates on the inside with nuts and bolts to provide support for the mounting brackets.
When you place the support arms on the ground, make sure to stake them into place for increased stabilization.

Article Written By Jacob Hendriks

Jacob Hendriks' work has appeared in "The Western Front," "The Planet Magazine" and Trails.com. He graduated from Western Washington University with a major in international business management and a minor in Community Health. Hendriks' passion for sports nutrition and fitness, combined with experience as a personal trainer, has led him to pursue health-oriented journalism.

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