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Old 05-16-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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En-light-en me please

When we first bought our trailer, I wanted to put up a string of lights so we bought clips that are black plastic tabs with little s shaped hooks. After reading some posts here I decided that a) I did not want to have to remove them every time we rolled in the awning ( it gets windy here in Manitoba quite often) b) I now think I would rather not have so much light shinning and have just one nice lantern hanging. The problem is that I tried to slide the tab into the slot on the awning but it does not seem to go, am I missing something is there another attachment I have to purchase to go into the slot first? If anyone sees what I am missing... Please enlightened me thanks
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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Assuming you have your awning fully extended, you should see a channel in the end piece. Most of the hooks I've seen just slide in that channel from the right end (facing away from the trailer).

Is that what you see?
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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Thanks Quahog I think I was on the left side when I tried but the bar end of the awning pole seemed to be in the way (not enough leeway to insert the hook. I will try from the left side and see if that works. Thanks again
...or maybe from the right side. :hihi:
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Thanks Quahog I think I was on the left side when I tried but the bar end of the awning pole seemed to be in the way (not enough leeway to insert the hook. I will try from the left side and see if that works. Thanks again
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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I only have a slot to put them towards the back of the camper. The front is blocked off.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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...or maybe from the right side. :hihi:
Ha! Yeah that's what I meant. It's obvious the left side and right side of my brain are not co-operating. Just getting too excited about heading out for maiden trip tomorrow
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It's weird how my post in response to yours showed up first. I figured you might not even notice it. Have fun on the trip!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #9
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Is the awning electric and you're trying to slide something in the "accessory" channel? The power stuff is in the way, you need to rotate the awning tube towards the top (yes you may need a ladder to reach) then the slot will become accessible and you can rotate the tube back down again, fun huh?

Slot in normal position:

Picture taken from the bottom side of the awning.

Slot ready to slide things in. NOTE: You need to over extend the awning for access to this slot (extend fully and keep going until slot is accessable from top)

Picture taken from the top side of the awning
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Thanks nylon that is exactly the problem so between you and quahog I think I am now enlightened
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