Originally Posted by wagon52
The operation manual for the awning that came with my TT sucks. I known it's not rocket science but there is no mention of whether to tighten the knobs when deployed or leave them loose. I assume that the shocks on it it are to absorb movement in light wind, or is it the shock that collapses when rain accumulates? Or both? No mention on whether I need to keep one side lower or does that not need to be done if it automatically collapses. The more i read about them, the more I get confused. Ok I'm done, just throwing that out there thanks!
Both. The shocks are what keep the awning deployed and taut.
If the awning starts to collect water, one of the shocks will collapse dumping the awning of accumulated water. without the slots there is no way to tell which side of the awning will get "the present."
By snugging the knob of the side you don't want the water on tight fully deployed. The side that you want to dump to should be snugged an inch or two back. A slight tilt to the awning to load that shock a bit more than the other one so it goes first.
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