How to Rig an Awning

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    • 1). Measure and mark 6 inches from the top of the camper between the left side of the camper door and the end of the camper. Position the metal channel horizontally along the 6-inch markings. Center the channel horizontally between the left edge of the camper door and the back of the camper. Check to make sure the channel is level.

    • 2). Secure the channel to the side of the camper using metal screws spaced every 6 inches along the length of the channel.

    • 3). Measure, mark and cut one piece of ¼ inch diameter metal pipe that is 8 feet long.

    • 4). Measure, mark and cut two pieces of ¼ inch diameter metal pipe that are 6 ½ feet long. These are the vertical supports for the awning.

    • 5). Measure, mark and cut a piece of vinyl that is 8 feet 2 inches long and 8 feet 3 inches wide. This is your awning.

    • 6). Lay the vinyl on a flat surface. Fold the top of the vinyl over 2 inches. Pin the vinyl into place.

    • 7). Thread the sewing machine and sew along the pinned edge approximately 1 ½ inches from the edge of the fold. Remove the pins.

    • 8). Slide the metal pipe into the pocket formed by the fold and center it along the length of the fold.

    • 9). Fold the left and right side of the vinyl over 1 inch on each side. Pin the vinyl into place. Sew along the pinned edges approximately ½ inch from the edge of the folds. Remove the pins.

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      Fold the bottom of the vinyl over 1 inch. Pin the vinyl into place. Sew along the pinned edge approximately ½ inch from the edge of the fold. Remove the pins.

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      Position a grommet ½ inch from the bottom and ½ inch from the left side of the awning. Set the grommet. Repeat this process on the bottom right side of the awning.

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      Slide a rubber gasket on one end of each of the vertical supports. Push the rubber gasket down 2 inches from the top.

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      Slide the back of the awning into the metal channel so that ½ inch of the awning sticks out of each end. Pull the front of the awning away from the camper until it is stretched tight.

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      Insert the top of each vertical support into the bottom of the two grommets. Tie a piece of nylon rope to each grommet and pull the rope down at a 45-degree angle. Attach the end of the ropes to camper stakes and hammer the stakes into the ground.

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