Erection Instructions - Awnings
your own interest we suggest you read the entire instruction
before erecting the awning for the first time.
Park the caravan in a level position.
Unpack the awning and place it on the ground at the right
side of the caravan preferably on a piece of plastic (the
ground may be wet and dirty).
First ensure that the awning is correct side out, then feed the channel
beading at the back of the awning into the awning channel. Pull the
beading through the channel - but be careful not to pull on seams or
All zippers must remain closed until the awning is erected and pegged.
Now the frame has to be assembled. It makes it easier if all parts
are placed on the ground approximately where they are to be used.
Do not fit the legs to the corners/eaves yet. It is not that difficult
- most of the frame parts are marked with numbers, 1 to 1, 2 to2, etc.
The telescopic poles (ridge, eaves, and centre leg) must be telescoped
to their minimum before erecting the awning. Ready?
Fitting the frame:
Lift the awning canvas once more and hook the centre ridge in the centre
caravan bracket. if your model has a centre leg it is now to be assembled
to the centre bracket. Then the right rafter is connected to the
same centre bracket, and the other end fitted to the corner bracket
of the eave bar which together with the eave bar is hooked into the
right caravan bracket. Then the right leg is fitted.
Now repeat this operation in the left side. It may be necessary to
stretch the telescopic poles a little to make the erecting easier.
Always use the first hole in poles with button springs.
On models with canopy the short canopy
poles are inserted from the outside through the triangle
holes in the front. On models with canopy rafters you pull
the canopy rafters through the sewn-in sleeves in the front.
Start the mounting in the centre and then go to the right
and the left side.
It may be a bit tight, but this is usually
because the telescopic's have been stretched too hard. When
the complete frame is assembled you have to stretch all
the telescopic roof poles very tight.
Use the nylon pegs for the canvas and the wire
pegs for the mudwall.
Remember always to peg from the outside.
On Trio Awnings: Adjust
the straps of the flexible pegging to level out the irregularities
of the ground, thus you will always obtain a tight canvas
On OBI awnings with combi
mudwalling: Mount the rubbers opposite to the desired mudwalling,
inside and outside, viz, rubbers to be mounted outside
for inside mudwalling and inside for outside mudwalling.
Start pegging at the caravan corners i.e.,
the inner corners of the awning. Then peg the front corners
- watch the direction of the side walls - and stretch well.
Finally you peg the side and the front.