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Old 09-12-2016, 08:36 AM   #1
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Dometic awning support bracked cracked and ready to fail

While lowering my awning a couple weeks ago, I noticed one of the sliding brackets for the top support had a good size crack in the aluminum casting. I check the other side, and it was just starting to crack.

I have no idea how long they've been cracked, But I guarantee, I'll be looking at them from now on every time I lower or retract the awning.

I ordered two new brackets and replaced them both. Rather than use the rivet to secure the bracket to the rail, I used a stainless bolt and a self locking nut.

I wrote up the complete repair on my blog.

Awning sliding bracket support bracket cracked on both sides | 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB

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Old 09-12-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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I just ordered replacement last week for mine, should be here this week.
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