Originally Posted by perryg114
My main awning has the two main poles that attach to the awning and there are two secondary poles that just sit there and there are no detents in the sliders. I checked last night when I put the things up. No matter how far you extend the secondary poles there are no detents. In order for these poles to have any structural affect they need to lock. So did the morons that installed the awning forget the put detents in the rods or what? The same goes for the center pole.
On mine the secondary rods have hooks at the ends to attach and support. You hook them to the ends of the roller and pull hard to lock. Don't hook them to the knobs on the primary poles, however. Is yours an original/stock Zip Dee awning?
Here's video from Zip Dee. Mine doesn't have the wheel type locks or the metal cover, but otherwise works the same.