To bring the awning frame to tension, so that the awning canvas spans tightly, you can use the Hektor tent frame tensioner.
Step 1: Untighten the tent pole clamp of the tent pole you want to bring to tension.
Step 2: Put the Hektor tent frame tensioner against the short side of the larger tent tube
Step 3: Put the hook over the tube that must be drawn from the larger tent tube. Make sure that the hook points inward
Step 4: Squeeze the handle, so that the Hektor tent frame tensioner pulls the narrower tube from the larger tent tube. Repeat this movement until there is enough tension on the frame. ATTENTION: only put the frame to tension; do not overtighten, because this could cause damage to the tent fabric (tears, etc.)
Step 5: Next, tighten the tent pole clamp to affix the tent tubes.
Step 6: You can now remove the Hektor tent frame tensioner from the tent tube.