Originally Posted by karolyn
Talking about awnings, how do the little gizmos work that look like wheels at the top of the arm. I can't ever seem to get them to latch and they hang loose.
Please don't travel with them loose. It's asking for an accidental deployment.
You can tighten them with the awning rod as shown in the drawing above, however, many of us carry a small stepladder or stepstool and tighten them by hand. If you can reach them, you can tighten them much more securely by hand and also loosen them more easily to erect the awning.
I carry a little 2' high stepladder in the bed of my truck.