Answer: There are a lot of different awnings out there, made by various manufacturers. Some awnings are automatic power-operated and others are manual. So you really need to follow the instructions for your specific awning.
We suggest you look in any documentation you may have for your RV to see if there are instructions on how to operate and care for your awning. If you have no information, then contact either Forest River or the maker of the awning.
We are also posting your question in case someone has the specific information for your 2005 model of Flagstaff travel trailer.