Erecting an awning is a lot like riding a bicycle: once you’ve mastered it you never forget how to do it.That said, staying balanced while pedalling is a skill that doesn’t change between makes or models of cycle. Awnings, however, do vary on the details and they are easier to master with two people. Besides reading the instructions carefully, the job will be made a good deal easier with a bit of preparation. All frames are made up of three sub-assemblies: the vertical legs; the front right and left sections that join the centre and corner vertical poles; and the roof poles. Half the battle is just trying to decide which pole is which.
Once you have identified the front frame, the only poles left will be for the roof, and they are easily recognised by the hooks at one end. To help you distinguish individual poles, mark them with coloured insulating tape.
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