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Old 08-19-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Permanent awning ?

I have a 2014 Dutchman 282RBS. We permanent camp and I built a deck around it. I want to install a Dura Built hard awning. They have two types of applications. One it mounts into the rain gutter and the second you attach an aluminum C channel to the side of the camper. My concern is the C channel that sits bellow the rain cutter and runs the length of the camper will not fall on the roof header, if I do not hit the header then I will just be screwing into the aluminum siding.

I called Dutchman and they would not tell me what size board they use for a header, she stated I am making alterations and it would be a liability. How ridiculous, if I called and asked them if the used ¼ plywood for flooring they would tell me. They would not give the phone number to the factory.

Anyone out there know what size header board they use or have any suggestions? The salesman from Dura Built suggested that I drill a single hole where the c Chanel will fall and see if I hit the header. If it don’t, I have one hole to silicone and have to go with the rain gutter mount. If I hit the header I go with the C channel mount.
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For starters, you can figure out where it will be mounted and transfer that to the inside and drive a skinny nail in the wall form the inside to hunt for a solid mount place. That way you won't have a leak form the outside and you can probably hide it easy with a caulk or filler.
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Dutchman may be different, but if I had to guess after tearing off the front end and replacing the roof on my Jayco to repair water damage, I would bet the "header" is only 2x2, and probably rough cut pine at that. I'm not sure I would trust anything on the camper to hold a permanent awning. Seems campers are made with the least amount (and cheapest) material possible. I would probably consider installing some posts next to the camper and mounting the awning to that.
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Even better than that would be to make the awning part of a roof over the whole trailer to keep rain, snow and sun from messing it up.
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Even better than that would be to make the awning part of a roof over the whole trailer to keep rain, snow and sun from messing it up.
I agree, that would be the best option for a permanent camper. You WILL have trouble with the roof eventually.
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Get a circus tent and have plenty of dry room.
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