Bradcot has been manufacturing awnings for over 50 Years. During that time we have found that many problems associated with awnings can be avoided by following these simple tips;
On many new caravans, tyre black is applied to the tyres and grease is applied to the corner steadies prior to delivery, both of which are very difficult, if not impossible to remove from your awning. To avoid your awning coming into contact with either of these it is good practice to fit the draught cloth and wheel arch cover to the caravan before attempting the erection of your awning.
Awning roofs are often damaged by the ground conditions of the site, especially on hard standing. It is good practice to lay out a clean ground sheet first on which to open out the awning canvas.
When threading your awning canvas into the caravan's channel always have an assistant at the feed-in point to ensure that no canvas parts are allowed to enter into that channel. If other canvas parts are allowed to enter this rail it will jam and will most certainly damage the canvas.
Always keep the awning's original packaging. This is always handy for winter storage and is essential should you ever have the need to return your awning to us in the future.