we landed on our keisters
When the 95 Excella arrived last September, I opened the awnings and gave them a good hosing down and lubricated the mechanical end joints.
Today I wanted to extend the awning, and I reviewed the ZipDee video about the procedure, with particular attention to pulling away to the side instead of downwards. I tied a rope to the center loop and the we tugged away from about 20-30 feet.
My manly frame weighs ~240lb and the Lady Wife is significantly lighter. But the awning didn't unroll, and the loop tab suddenly gave way, and the two of us fell on our keisters, without significant injury other than to our fragile dignity.
So what do we do now? How do I unroll the awning?