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majorairhead 04-29-2018 04:47 PM

Manual Awning on a 30 footer
 
Anybody have pictures, or better yet, a video demonstrating deployment of a manual awning on a 30 footer?

Plus, has your experience with this longer manual awning been a good one?

Thanks,
majorairhead

10Smiles 04-29-2018 05:47 PM

No pictures or video, but it should be no different than on a shorter unit. It is very straight forward...

- Unlatch hook on rear end of aluminum awning cover (using awning pole)
- Unscrew clamp on each end with pole, flip to side
- Pull awning out using pole hooked on deployment strap
- Move two tension poles to hook on main roller spindles and extend until click into position on each end
- Install middle support into hole in main tube (should be in stowed position in tab)
- Raise awning to desired height so door can be opened

Thin is from memory, so I may have missed a step. It is a little cumbersome, but not bad once you have done it a time or two.

azflycaster 04-29-2018 05:53 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLsKflCqhkY

majorairhead 04-29-2018 06:21 PM

Hey thanks, I was curious how that center arm attaches, and what do you do with that center arm when you want to drop an end for rainwater diversion.

Amsterdamer 04-30-2018 09:07 AM

Be careful with the center arm, if it detaches and you are not holding it, it will swing down and put a big ding in the trailer skin.

charlesk 04-30-2018 10:05 AM

Second on the ding. Had it happen on the second week of ownership. Luckily not to bad.

The center arm does not impede the lowering of the front or back to remove water or tilt. The center arm can lower all the way with both back and front lowered.

Chuck

jimfa440 04-30-2018 02:44 PM

The only thing I could offer would be the center rafter. Put the rafter in place and spring latch it before raising the awning.

gsmithii 04-30-2018 08:03 PM

Manual Awning on Thirty-footer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by majorairhead (Post 2095324)
Anybody have pictures, or better yet, a video demonstrating deployment of a manual awning on a 30 footer?

Plus, has your experience with this longer manual awning been a good one?

Thanks,
majorairhead

Check YouTube for videos. I can share that our thirty-foot trailer and its manual awning are about the same effort and attention as our earlier twenty-five foot trailer. My recommendations are to 1) remember to release the center brace before stowing the awning; 2) go slowly in opening and closing and 3) be more inclined to put it away if wind or weather threaten. It is a bigger sail.

majorairhead 05-01-2018 03:39 AM

I appreciate the input. I did seek out youtube vid's of the longer awning being deployed but found none.

I you have access to a vid showing the center brace being deployed and attached please share.

thanks again.

mythbuster88 05-01-2018 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by majorairhead (Post 2095925)
I appreciate the input. I did seek out youtube vid's of the longer awning being deployed but found none.

I you have access to a vid showing the center brace being deployed and attached please share.

thanks again.

Your right.
There is little to no information on the center arm.
I have never seen a video and just had to figure it out.

boondockdad 05-01-2018 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimfa440 (Post 2095716)
The only thing I could offer would be the center rafter. Put the rafter in place and spring latch it before raising the awning.

This.


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