Originally Posted by mello mike
I can't figure out this awning.
I've got a 1972 Sovereign
and I need help extending my awning. It's very different from my 1997 Excella and other RVs I owned. A step-by-step procedure would really be appreciated.
Hopefully it is a Zip-Dee.
It may be an A&E, which I have owned and can give you a blow-by-blow of the operation.
If it is an A&E, you should find your little lever on the front spring of the awning, make sure you rotate it counterclockwise so it will extend. After that, release the catches front and rear on the arms, and loosen the black knobs that hold tension on the braces. Then, hook the nylon strap that goes inside and around it and pull outward, the awning should unroll and extend. When it is fully extended, slide the braces up to the catch at the top of the arm, and tighten the knobs up again. Then release the levers front and rear and lift up until the awning is at the desired height.