How to maintain the awning hand pump?
It is recommended to check the awning pump each time before going away with the awning, to ensure that it is still working correctly. The easiest way to test the pump is by applying your thumb over the nozzle at the end of the hose and then pump the handle, if it is very difficult to pump then the pump is working correctly. If it is easy to pump, the bellows may not be pumping air correctly or there may be damage to a part of the hose allowing air to escape. Repair or replace before next use.