Pop-Up Camper Awning Directions

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Pop-Up Camper Awning Directions
Head out with your pop-up camper and sit in the shade beneath its awning. (camping,trailer image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.com)

The awning on a pop-up camper is slightly different than the awnings on a fifth-wheel camper, travel trailer or motor home. While it still serves the same purpose, it is made differently because awning arms cannot be permanently placed on the side of a pop-up like on other types of camper trailers. Opening and closing the awning takes just a few minutes. You might find it is easier for two people to open it or to open the awning bag before the pop-up camper is cranked all the way up. With a little practice, you will be able to open and close your awning quickly.

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Things you need

  • Galvanised steel tent stakes with wire loops (optional)

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  1. 1

    Unzip the bag containing the awning. Untie the webbing straps and unroll the fabric.

  2. 2

    Unfold the ground legs and extend the tube(s) attached to the lead rail on the end of the fabric. Awnings less than 10 feet long will have one tube. Larger awnings will have two.

  3. 3

    Grasp the tube near the lead rail and locate the alignment marks. Align the two marks and lock into place by pressing the lock button and sliding the lower tube until the lock button is in the desired hole. Repeat to align all tubes.

  4. 4

    Unfold the rafter poles and place them in the socket beneath the awning rail. Grasp the tube closest to the lead rail. On awnings less than 10 feet long, twist the middle and lower tube to lock. Twist the lower tube to lock awnings that are more than 9 feet long.

  5. 5

    Place the ground legs upright and secure. Insert galvanised steel tent stakes with wire loops into the base of the legs and drive into the ground to place the awning in carport position. Insert the base of the legs into pre-installed sockets on the side of the pop-up camper to place the awning in the patio position.

  1. 1

    Remove the galvanised stakes at the base of the legs or remove the legs from the sockets on the pop-up camper.

  2. 2

    Twist the tube(s) to unlock them. Remove the rafter poles from the socket beneath the awning rail.

  3. 3

    Press the lock button on each tube and slide the tubes into the travel position. Fold the ground legs.

  4. 4

    Roll up the awning fabric. Place the fabric inside the bag. Tie the webbing straps around the fabric to secure the awning inside the bag. Zip to close the bag.

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