Awning Parts And Repair Made Simple

If you have an RV or a travel trailer then an awning is a great addition to it. Awnings will give you that vital extra space to relax in or to provide extra sleeping space.

There are many different types of awnings, some of which are specifically designed to give shade and protection to the windows and doors of your RV or other vehicle. Awnings will protect you from rain and sun but if you are to use them properly and have them for a long time then it is a good idea to have some information.

Awnings are available in different colors and styles and are made from a vinyl or acrylic material. Just like other materials if they are stored away before they are properly dry then mildew will result. While the material is more mildew resistant than some other types of fabrics it makes sense to take precautions and avoid the chance of it happening.

Always check manufacturers’ instructions when cleaning and caring for your awning cover. If you happen to get caught in the rain then make sure you lower the cover to allow the rain to run off, failure to do this could result in tears in your awning fabric â€" this is costly to replace.

Awnings are attached to your RV with a supporting rail. This must be very firmly secured or your awning could come away from your vehicle. Awnings have steel or aluminum frames which support the covering. If you have an RV then the awning will probably be attached to your vehicle and rolled out when needed â€" these types of awnings have brackets near the bottom which will support the awning once it is pulled out.

They will also have arms at the side and a tube that rolls the awning out. The arms can be pulled out and staked to the ground when the awning is in use if needed. You can also attach the brackets to the sides of your vehicle for greater support.

Before you go on a trip you should check the parts of your awning to make sure that they are in good working order. Do this a couple of weeks before the trip so that if something needs repairing there will be time to get it done before your trip.

Always make sure that your awning arm and bracket screws are tightened as loose screws can be lost and you may not be in an area where replacements are available. You should also check the tube as these can sometimes become warped and affect the positioning of the awning. Always store the awning away when not in use.