Instructions for Setting Up an Awning

Instructions for Setting Up an Awning
When setting up a new awning, you'll first need to remove the old one. Install the new awning and adjust it to the height you want. An RV awning can be used to provide shelter for large camping, hiking and cycling equipment or from the sun's heat. If your storage needs are met, set up tables and chairs under your RV awning and enjoy a meal or plan the activities for the day.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Release the travel locks (see awning arms) and switch the cam lock into the roll-out position. Roll out about 12-inches of awning.
Step 2
Unscrew the two lag bolts, which secure the rafters into place, by hand. Unscrew the two side screws from the awning rail using a screwdriver. Maintain a strong hold of the awning arms as you walk the assembly off. Slowly guide the awning tube and the awning arms to the side.
Step 3
Mount the new awning on the tube and place it according to the marking on the tube. Drop the cord tails into the tube.
Step 4
Lift the awning and extend the arms outward until it is the height you require. Use the pull strap, which you can hook using the awning rod. Consider how many guests will take shelter under the awning when deciding how high to raise it. Tighten the rafter knobs by hand to secure the awning in place.

Tips & Warnings

Have an assistant help you.
This task requires heavy lifting.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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