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Old 08-29-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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Has any one had the top of there awning come loose. I had 2 bolts come out now the top frame is about 1/2 inch of the sidewall. I tried to put new bolts in but there is no frame behind it just wood. My last trailer was at least attached to steel studs.
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Must not have been anchored to a stud.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:31 PM   #3
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From my experience if they hit a stud it was purely by accident. Mine has 3/ 8" plywood behind the gelcoat & added #12 x 1 -1 1/4" stainless screws with a dab of silicone to all the holes in the frame, so far so good.
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On the redwood forum, more than a few had the same issue with the bolts going into nothing !!!
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the screws on top of the manual awning go into the to top plate that runs behind the c channel , but the power awnings are screwed just below it . Just drill right thru and add a longer bolt and washer and nut ...paint the inside like the wall and you will nevr see it.
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I had this problem on our SOB fifth wheel. I got some 1/4" hollow wall anchors from Lowe's. I just used 1/4" galvanized bolts instead of the screws. Held up good.

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its a 2014 rushmore lincoln
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its a 2014 rushmore lincoln
As I did, use #12 stainless screws about 1 - 1 1/4" with a dab of silicone in a predrilled hole on every hole hole in the rail & add more if desired. Mine originally had only 2 screws, 1 in the top & 1 in the bottom & 2-3 empty holes in between.
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As I did, use #12 stainless screws about 1 - 1 1/4" with a dab of silicone in a predrilled hole on every hole hole in the rail & add more if desired. Mine originally had only 2 screws, 1 in the top & 1 in the bottom & 2-3 empty holes in between.


Unless things changed after 2012, there's not much to screw into on the Rushmore wall. I have the plug that was cut out for the dryer vent.....very thin laun plywood behind the filon.


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The Rushmores were built in the same location as my Redwood (until they discontinued the Rushmores). Look behind the striker plate for the door latch, on mine it's clearly visible that there's 3/8" plywood behind the gelcoat.
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