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.