Awning Release on Forrest River

by cindy

Question: How do I release the awning on the forrest river?

Robbie: The type of RV you have has nothing to do with the operation of your awning.

There are two main manufacturers of awnings, both have releases on the front leading edge of the awning tube. If your awning is manual you need to be sure to NEVER TRY TO OPEN OR CLOSE YOUR AWNING WITH THE BLACK KNOBS TIGHT, THEY MUST BE LOOSE. I would strongly advise you drop by an RV repair center and have them show you step by step how to open and close the awning. It will be a lot cheaper than repairing the damage you can do not knowing how to operate correctly.

If you plan on going camping soon I'm sure you can find someone at the campground who has the same awning and can show you how to operate it.

Take your time and be sure you understand what your doing and practice is a good thing after you've been taught.

Good Luck,

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