Originally Posted by dcheatwood
You can lock em down. Just don't operate the motor with them tight.
You know I agree with what you said, but the service guy told me that really doesn't matter. But to me I think that it would put an extra stress on the motor. As far as the op question. I don't think that it will hurt anything to pull down the awning to any height that he prefers and lock it down in that position. The only thing that he would really be doing is closing the shock on it. I have to do that to get any angle for rain run off. He can also buy some brackets and install some poles to help hold it in place, they do work pretty good. OLD GOAT did you read this post so I'm PC and spelling and my grammar is correct......