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Old 07-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone, 1st time on the site and this is my 1st year camping. We just did our 1st trip about a week ago, and it was one of the best vacations my 2 boys and wife have been on.

When I was rolling my awning up the pull cord wrapped up in the awning, any thoughts or suggestions on how to roll out awning?

Any help would be appreciated, I'm learning on the go!


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Old 07-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sounds like you're jumping in to this "camping" thing with both feet and having fun.

I'll leave tips on the awning to others with more experience in that area but wanted to welcome you aboard.

Best of luck


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Old 07-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Put someone on each side and trip the awining lever to the down position. Slowly pull the awning arms away from the camper and it will start unrolling. When you see the tether hook it and pull it on out.
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Also I would measure it and see if you could get a longer one like I did.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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I am not good at gauging how to keep my pull cord with a right amount exposed. Tugging on my arms does not do it. When mine has disappeared I get in the doorway and can reach up and unroll it at the center with my hand. After it is out a foot or so pull cord appears and I grap it with the awning stick. Alternately a small two or three step step-stool would allow you to roll it out.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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My DH gets on 1 side and I on the other and we roll the arms out about 6" then the cord will appear. No biggie. You could look to extend the length by attaching another piece of strap to it. Just sew it to the existing one and make a loop. Work on my TT.

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We have (or did till a rainstorm in Fresno, waiting for the new one to arrive now) an A&E 9000 manual awning. The awning is 21' long so I make sure the strap is in the middle of the awning. Our strap is long enough that I've never "lost" it except when I let it wind on in a spiral and got too much inside. As was said earlier, two people, one grabs each arm and pulls down till the strap appears

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