Time for an awning class I see.
Zipdees are different, but I will start there first.
Unlock the awning from the coach, turning the little wheels and fold them out of the way. Pull the lock lever if you have one toward the ground.
Using the awning hook pull the strap and extend the awning all the way out, you may need to disconnect the rafters (side arms) from the main arms to reach full extension.
You may need a helper to hold the awning strap. Hook the rafters (they go from the roof of the trailer to the awning roller) to the roller bar. The way to extend the rafter is to pull out on the round knob, and withdraw the inner tube. The knobs are all spring loaded so when you place the rafter on the roller tube push out, it should lock into place. Repeat on the other side.
Once you have the rafters in place you no longer need the helper, maybe.
To lift the awning now pull out on the knob on the main arm and slide the main arm out of the tube. It will also lock in at a minimum point. If you want the main arm higher, just pull out the knob as you lift. Do this on both sides.
Once you have the awning to the full extension use the center support arm to hold it out. This also gives you additional support. If your coach has one use it. The arm is un stowed by pulling the knob and taking the pin out of the holder. There is a hole in the awning tube that the pin goes in. Push the inner tube of the center brace until it is locked firmly in place. The strap can be folded on itself and stowed in the little pocket provided.
DO NOT use the lock lever on the awning, (if you have one)that you unlocked at the start, to hold the awning in the out position other than for setup. Leaving it locked will defeat the awnings ability to flex in the wind and could cause it to be damaged or even torn off the trailer. Many new Zipdee awnings do not have the lock as it has become a common error that is made .
Carefree work the same, sort of.
There are 2 arm locks that need to be open first. Check to be sure the black knobs are loose on the inner arms. Then unlock the awning lock on the front of the awning tube.
Using the hook, pull the awning out to full extension. Attach the rafters to their in use position. Sometimes that is just pushing them up to lock, sometimes they clip in. It depends on the awning. Tighten the knobs on the rafters.
Lift the main arms with the provided handles. The handle is like the knob on the Zipdees. It will lock the arm in place once you have the proper height.
In both cases take down is reverse of setup. In both cases you should drop one end of the awning if leaving it up overnight or for a day while you are gone. A big rain storm could damage your awning. Lastly I recommend an awning tie down system of some sort. The awning can be folded over the top of your trailer if a strong wind comes along and they are not cheap to replace.