Originally Posted by ken0042
I was out with my trailer this weekend and decided to measure. The water drain on mine sits 7 inches off the ground. I just can't see a situation where that much clearance would be an issue.
Getting back to the awning; it sounds like the reason Steve (sgharp) said to look on Youtube was that there is a new awning for the 2012 models. (Which is what WildPlumYonder was talking about upgrading.)
My awning is supposed to look something like the one below; however we were not able to get it anywhere close. Has anybody figured out the right way to set it up?
We did get the awning up this past weekend! It took 6 of us and a case of beer about 45 minutes to figure it out! I'm sure it will be easier now that we know where everything goes.
The white tipped poles go against the trailer and are spring loaded so to speak. The adjustable (pop button slide style) poles with the black tips, there are three as well, support the far edge black tip on the ground. The other 3poles slide through the edge of the awning. The 2 identical poles slide into each end of the short pole with the hole in the middle.
Feed the poles into the far edge of the awning first. Next we put up the middle white tipped pole pushing it against the trailer and fitting the skinny tip thru the hole on the top of the black bottomed pole and then into the hole in the pole we fed into the awnings edge. Then you do the same on each side and secure the Velcro. It is tight to pull the edge of the awning over.
When we took it down we left the outer edge pole intact and rolled the awning around it. It all fit bag in the bag.
Hope this helps!