Jayco Newcastle Hints & Tips – Awning Operation

First Steps

1.Open the arm lever by pulling up

2.Slide the upper arm channel out until the desired pitch is achieved

3.Close the arm lever - it may be necessary to move the arm up and down slightly for the lock pin to snap into a position hole

4.Repeat for other side

5.If extended periods of rain are expected then position one arm at a lower pitch than the other arm – this will allow the water to run off and prevent pooling

Adjusting the Pitch

1.Open the arm lever by pulling up

2.Slide the upper arm channel out until the desired pitch is achieved

3.Close the arm lever - it may be necessary to move the arm up and down slightly for the lock pin to snap into a position hole

4.Repeat for other side

5.If extended periods of rain are expected then position one arm at a lower pitch than the other arm – this will allow the water to run off and prevent pooling

Setting the Arms into the Carport Position

When it is desirable to have an open walkway from the side of the awning, the arms can be set in the carport position. In this position, the arms are set perpendicular to the ground surface.

 1.After the braces have been locked into position and the black knobs are tightened, push the brake lever to the close position.

2.While supporting the arm and roll bar, release the carport foot from the bottom support bracket -the latch is spring loaded

3.While holding the latch open, slide the arm from the bracket

4.Set the arm perpendicular to the ground - repeat for the other arm

5.Set the brake lever to the open position

6.To secure the arms, stake the carport feet to the ground

Packing the Awning Away (Carport Configuration)

If the awning has been placed in the carport configuration:

1.Remove the stakes holding the carport foot

2.Set the brake lever to the close position

3.Swivel the arm back and lock the carport feet into the bottom mounting bracket

Packing the Awning Away (Normal Configuration)

1.Set the brake lever to the open position

2.Repeat for the second arm

3.Open the arm lever and slide the upper arm channel down to the stop bolt

4.Close the arm lever - it may be necessary to move the arm up and down slightly for the lock pin to snap into the position hole

5.Repeat for the second arm

6.Loosen the black lock knob for the brace

7.Disengage the spring latch for the brace (located on the top of the roll bar end plug) and slide the brace down the arm. It may be necessary to press out on the roll bar to ease the tension. Repeat for the second arm

8.Firmly grasp the pull strap and set the brake lever to ‘close’ – Tip; The pull strap can slide along the roll bar. Move the strap toward to the right end of the roll bar to easily hold the strap and operate the brake lever

9.Press the brake lever down until it stops. This is located on the right end of the awning barrel - the remote lock is attached to this lever

10.Allow the awning to roll up slowly until it is completely closed

11.Secure the arms

12.Press the arm travel lock down until the latch tab clicks

13.Repeat for the second arm

14.Tighten the black lock knob on the braces

The awning is now ready for travel and storage.

Awning Knobs

These black adjuster knobs are for the awning tension (when set up), but when the awning is packed up if they are not done up firmly they can vibrate, unscrew & fall out. You need to check they are firm before every trip but make sure that you don’t over tighten them as this can ruin the thread and they will come off.

For Pop Tops

On a pop top you need to roll out approximately 1 metre of the awning prior to lifting the roof, so you can lift the roof easily & not damage the springs within the awning.

Tips: You always want the awning roof to slope away from the RV for water runoff; you can also drop one end of the awning down if you want to direct the water away from your van. If you do not have roof rafters you need to have more slope on your awning so the water cannot pool in the awning.

NOTE: You should never leave you awning up when you leave your RV unless it is pegged and very well secured to the ground as storms can do a lot of damage to awnings.

If you have any questions about using the Awning on your Jayco, please contact the Jayco
Newcastle service team Monday - Friday using the details below: