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Dale Smolley

Our camper RV needed a new awning. I wanted something removable, easy to use, and inexpensive. We decided on a ten-foot manual SunSetter unit. Installing the 3 brackets was the difficult part. I made plates to go on the RV wall to take the strain of the awning. The awning is not lightweight and does not slide into the brackets easily. I use custom wingnuts instead of the supplied retaining bolts. The crank and arms are noisy when opening, and my wife has difficulty closing it. I tried some lube, but it didn’t do the job. The arms and frame don’t look strong, and I hope they’ll last since it’s only weekend use.