Originally Posted by 5picker
And do what with it when you don't need it?
It is for emergency retract. Not ever needed under any other circumstance on an electric awning.
If you do place it in the awning for full time storage, so you know where it is when you need it, you can simply let it roll up in side the awning.
Here is its true use.
In Case Of Coach Power Failure Or To Manually
Important: This procedure will require two people. When this procedure has been performed, the awning must be serviced by a Dometic Service Center or a qualified service technician before using again.
1. Slide the pull strap (provided) into the utility slot of the FRTA.
2. While one person is holding onto the pull strap, remove the screw in the top of the right top casting.
The FRTA will immediately roll in once the bolt is removed. Walk the awning to the closed position.
3. Align hole where screw was removed and replace screw into top casting to secure awning. Attached Thumbnails