Also, don't forget to loosen those black knobs before you retract the awning (don't retract a tilted awning). I did this last weekend, and while it didn't break anything, I think it could have very easily bent something out of place, and it made quite a ruckus.
2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
Blue Ox SwayPro (BXW 1503)
Upgraded from an REI internal frame backpack and a Eureka 1/2 dome tent!