Do you have a camper with an awning installed?
Are you thinking of getting a new awning for your camper but are unsure about the process of operating one?
Would you like to learn more about how to open a camper awning?
In this article, we’ll teach you all the steps in the process of correctly and safely opening your camper awning. You’ll learn what to do to get the awning prepared for opening and how to go about the actual procedure, too.
You’ll even be able to learn about the differences in the way you open an automatic awning versus a manual one. This way, you’ll be prepared no matter which type you may have on your camper.
Of course, it’s also important to understand the difference between an RV and a camper so you can ensure you’re looking at the right information for the vehicle or product you have. Keep these tips in mind when you’re trying to figure out which one you have:
Now that you know the difference, it’s time to start learning how to open your camper’s awning!
Now it’s time to learn a little bit about how to open your camper awning. Of course, opening an RV awning is not all that different, but the process may change slightly when you’re working with a camper instead, especially because the camper is going to be much smaller. Where RV awnings may sometimes have a center bar for extra support, this is not all that common in camper awnings, since the awning is not going to be as long as it potentially could be on an RV.
With all that said, however, the process is quite similar. Just remember that there are both manual and automatic camper awnings, and the way you open and close yours is going to differ depending on the type you have. You should know which variety you have, and if you’re unsure, there’s a good chance it’s a manual (or traditional) camper awning.
Finally, remember to have another capable adult on hand the first couple of times you open and close the camper awning. This way, you won’t run the risk of hurting yourself or damaging the awning if something goes wrong, and you’ll be better able to make any quick adjustments or repairs as needed, too.
So what do you think? Are you prepared to open your camper awning now? We hope that this information has helped you decide that a camper awning is right for you, if you don’t already have one installed. Although they may seem challenging to operate if you’ve never done it before, they’re actually quite simple and can be a valuable and convenient addition to your camper as well.
If you’re trying to decide whether or not to go with an automatic camper awning over a manual one, remember that this choice is entirely up to you. It may cost considerably more to install an automatic camper awning, and you probably won’t be able to install it yourself unless you’re very handy with electrical wiring. However, if you’re willing to overlook these problems, an automatic camper awning is much easier to operate and is especially good for families with kids or for older people who may not have the upper arm strength to reach up and open a traditional, manual awning.
Whichever option you choose, remember that you’re sure to love the experience you have sitting outside and enjoying the weather beneath your camper awning. You can’t go wrong having one installed, so be sure you learn how to operate yours correctly for lots of fun in the sun!