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Old 04-28-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Awning Alert !!!!

I have a 2014 210 UDS. My electric awning is mounted with 4 bolt plates on either end at the top. The bottom mounting plate has 2 bolts on eather end.

I found 6 on the 8 top mounting bolts stripped. These are 1/4"dia X 3/4" long lag screws.

So only one bolt on each end at the top was holding this heavy awning.
The lag bolts go through the about 3/16" fiberglass sheeting and the thin plywood backing. The one lag screw on each end that is holding, I think, goes through a metal stud.

So, what is the solution to fix these loose 3/4" lag screws?
What I think I will do is remove the stripped lag screws and drill 1/4" hole completely through the wall, use stainless steel 1/4" by 2" bolts, a fender washer on the inside wall secured with a stainless locknut. The washer, bolt end and locknut will be, on my unit, high up the wall near the ceiling and not very noticeable.
I emailed customer service over a week ago about the problem and have had no answer.
The two bottom lag screws on eather end seem to be tight.
Comments? What do you think?
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
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Your corrective action seems logical to me.
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