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Old 05-22-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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awning lag bolts

I have had two of the lag bolts that hold the back leg of my awning strip out. I took the panel out that is just below the spot where the lags go into side of the motorhome to see if I could put some bolts and washers in the lag screw place. But I could not see the lag bolts. I tried to look under the bathroom sink but did not see them there either. Has anyone had this happen or does anyone know a easy fix. I have a 1996 32 foot Allegro bay on a Chevy chassis
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Take the bolts you have now, go visit your local Ace Hardware and buy the next larger diameter bolt, same length. Apply sealant to the hole and screw in the new bolts.

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push some Gorilla glue in the hole, dip the new bold and drive it home, it will never come out.
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I have had two of the lag bolts that hold the back leg of my awning strip out. I took the panel out that is just below the spot where the lags go into side of the motorhome to see if I could put some bolts and washers in the lag screw place. But I could not see the lag bolts. I tried to look under the bathroom sink but did not see them there either. Has anyone had this happen or does anyone know a easy fix. I have a 1996 32 foot Allegro bay on a Chevy chassis
This happen on our 5th wheel. Took a doll rod, sanded it down to where it was a very tight fit in the hole, and used some sealer to drive it in. Waited for it to dry overnight, then drilled the holes out for the lag bolts. Never had any problems with it after that.
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Thanks for the replies I appreciate the help.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:11 PM   #6
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Expansion sleeves for lag bolts can be purchased at hardware stores. Drill out hole to proper size for insertion- tap into hole and replace lag bolt. Dowel rod is a slightly better fix if the wood that the lag bolt is screwed into has rotted. JB Weld will also provide a good repair. Fill hole with JB Weld -coat lag bolt threads with vaseline(to allow removal in the future) and screw in after JB Weld has set for a short time.
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For holes that are not really big, you can use a golf tee in the hole to replenish the wood. I have used JB Weld for a lot of things too. It really works well.
By the way, lag bolts are really lag screws.
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We had the same problem on our Winnebago, only ours were large heavy duty screws. Obviously the holes were wallowed out so we went to Lowe's and got some bigger ones. So far it is working........

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