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Old 06-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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do lower awning support bracket lag bolts usually screwed into wood or steel frame? thanks
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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That would depend on what the frame of the RV house was made with.
Some use aluminum also.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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the frame is aluminum frame
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They generally will screw into the frame (whatever the material is) at the floor line. So if the floor is laid on 2" tubing, you would measure down starting from the floor's surface, the thickness of the underlayment (1/2 - 3/4"?), plus half the thickness of the floor's framework?

The sidewalls are often attached at this point as well, and many times the manf. will install a molding over those fasteners - giving you another method of finding that same point.
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thank you ahicks, this is very helpful information. now I just have to see how a repair like this is made. any suggestions? thank you
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thank you ahicks, this is very helpful information. now I just have to see how a repair like this is made. any suggestions? thank you
Not following. What repair? Did you clip something and pull the awning arm out? What are you working on? Pics maybe?
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the problem I have is that the lower rear awning bracket, the lag bolts are not holding. one will tighten up some the other bolt will not. This is on a 1998 four winds 31ft class c motorhome. It is an aluminum frame. it looks as if the bolt holes are at floor level as there is a molding strip running along the side and the bracket fits over this. any suggestions on this type of repair? I am hoping that I could drill through and come out in the bottom of the closet then I could put a metal plate there with bolts. thanks for any suggestions and help
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I've done what you're talking about with longer lag screws and a 2x4 or metal plate inside.
You might can raise or lower the bracket and arm (depending on awning) and find a spot not stripped out.
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Putting a plate on the inside works well if you're working on an upper mount, not so well on a lower? At least none I've worked on. Wondering if the lag bolts used originally were long enough to go through both sides of the tubing, or maybe just one? If both, maybe go up to the next larger size bolts?
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thanks ahicks, they may have only went through one side of the tubing because when I ran an ice pick through the hole I hit metal , so that may well be the problem. I will try the next size lag bolt. thanks again for your help
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ahicks, just wanted to let you know you were right on about bolts not going through both sides of the frame. I thought the lag bolts looked pretty short, so I drilled through the hole and through the backside of the aluminum frame. then using a 3"x3/8 lag bolt and some lock tight it tighten up like it should. very simple when given an idea from a fellow rv'er! again thanks
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I worked on these things for 19 years early in my working career. That was a long time ago, but this trick just happened to jump out at me while reading your note? Happy to hear it worked for you. -Al
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