Enjoy it. It works great.
Watch the winds. If it gets to flapping be quick about getting it in unless you have a set of OC's home made awning poles. (Plans for the brackets are in the library) http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...do=file&id=117
Awning pole hold down kit
Also leave about 1/4 wrap of awning material on the roller. Do not over extend it. The extra support will keep that long roller from sagging, rain water from pooling in the "gutter" (see photo of over extended awning), and help prevent material creep along the retention groove.
Material creep is caused by wind flapping unloading the roller allowing the material to slide with the wind. When retracted, the skewed material will pull the arms out of square causing binding and failure to close.
Many folks "pop rivet" the awning material in place (see same photo) when it is centered just right so the arms retract cleanly.
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