I thought I had paid attention when Chuck ran through the operation of the Horizon awning
on my Casita
, but I had difficulty with it this afternoon when I tried it myself for the first time. The instructions say to extend the legs when the awning
is about three feet extended. Problem is, each leg is over 50" and long before it will miss the sides of the trailer when it is swung out, the awning
seems to be putting an awful lot of torsional weight
on the mount. (The lip of the awning's front cover prevents the leg from tipping down until it is almost fully extended.) Looks like it would be easy with extra hands to hold the awning up and keep the otherwise unsupported weight
off the mount, but what's the trick to setting it up with only one person to do the job?