Mechanical RV awnings work through the use of a torsion spring installed in the awning roller tube. … They lock the arms of the awning, preventing it from accidentally unrolling while driving down the road. The arms of the awning can remain attached to the RV or detach and support the awning underneath the roller tube.
How does an awning work?
The arms work because of a spring tension system or gas pistons. Many people assume they push the cover open, but the arms simply automatically follow the cover as it opens or closes. The tension from the springs or pressure of the gas ensures they open and close softly.
Why does my RV awning roll up backwards?
Any chance that you mistakenly pushed the extend when you wanted retract? It will roll up the awning inside out. Sorry folks, the only way it will roll up backwards is if the torsion spring is dis-engaged or broken in the opposite end of the motor.
How do you manually retract carefree awning?
Press and release the up arrow to retract the awning. The awning will retract until fully closed. Press the center button to stop the awning during extend or retract functions. Press and release the down arrow to extend the awning.
How do you measure a camper awning?
Measuring Your Patio Awning
Measuring your RV’s existing awning is simple; simply take a tape measure and record the total width from the center of your awning’s arm to the center of the other arm. If the measurement is 18′ then you’ll want to place an order for an 18′ awning. It’s that simple!