Originally Posted by rintintin
Iím having problems with deploying the awning with the rod that connects to the wheel. The rod is wobbly and makes it difficult to manipulate. The rod was supplied by airstream. Anyone has a fix for that ?
My technique is:
Use the rod to unlatch the Z lock and one wheel lock, pulling, rather than pushing the wheel;
Open the other wheel by hand while standing in the doorway,
Insert the rod into the awning loop at the center point of the roll.
Pull the awning loop to launch the awning.
The rod works fine for this.
Closing is the same, although I use a piece of line through the loop instead of the rod, just to ensure that the loop stands proud of the furled awning, ready for the next launch.