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Old 08-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Awning support bolts pulled out

We broke camp today and I just happened to notice that the two 3/8" screws that hold the bottom of one of the awning support end arms had both stripped out. They look to be just coarse threaded screws and I am guessing they are just screwed into one of the aluminum studs (otherwise they would be a machine bolt). has anyone had this happen to them and how did you fix it? I was thinking of just going up to a 7/16' X 1 1/2" replacement but wanted to see if there was something else I should be considering.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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so...like a moron I posted this then did a google search and see multiple questions and answers so my problem is not uncommon. I did not take one of the lag bolts with me and the coach is about an hour away in storage. Does anyone happen to know the length (we have a 99 4080DP) of the lag bolts and if they screw into the floor or just a wall stud?
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So the next lag bolt up is a 1/2" (3/8" is what is on there now) which does not appear to be a practical solution. Has anyone simply put a longer lag bolt in with some gorilla glue or?
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Is it possible to move the lag bolt and maybe drill a new hole? I am just typing thoughts, I am sure some of the experts here on IRV2 are thinking about their suggestions.

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Is it possible to move the lag bolt and maybe drill a new hole? I am just typing thoughts, I am sure some of the experts here on IRV2 are thinking about their suggestions.

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unfortunately not
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The location of the mounting bracket for awning is at the floor level where you have the 2x3 wood stud to support your floor inside. The 4th picture down from flat Matt pic you will see stud at floor level.
Either they missed the stud or hit in between the floor and stud or just over turned the bolt and stripped the wood out of hole bolt is in.
I would just try a larger thread bolt or use something like large tooth picks and glued in existing holes to fill them and just use your same bolts to tighten the bracket.
May want to use some sealant so water does not penetrate the holes.
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I am not a Newmar owner but here is what I would do.

I would fill up the holes with as much JB Weld Epoxy as you can possibly stuff into the opening and then let it harden over night.

Then using a small drill, make a new small pilot hole for the correct position of the lag bolt. Then using the proper undersized drill for your lag bolt, drill the final hole and use new lag bolts that won't rust.

Do not over-tighten!

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I would fill up the holes with as much JB Weld Epoxy as you can possibly stuff into the opening and then let it harden over night.
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So, I checked to make sure the bolt went in to the space between the floor joists (or whatever passes for floor joists here), purchased 2 X 3" X 3/8" stainless lag bolts. Drilled out the new holes and coated the new bolts in Gorilla Glue (and squirted some in the holes) and screwed them back in. You can still tell after they went in that they don't bite properly but after the glue cured the bracket seems solid and held up well after a couple of windy nights. When the back ones pull out (and I am sure they will as they look rusty) I will do the same unless these don't hold. In that case I will use JB Weld or Cold Steel to re-attach.
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