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Old 06-30-2020, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Roll Out Awning Anchor is Loose

Help! Patient is a 2006 189FB. It's in good condition, and has always been kept under a shed.

The problem is the anchor screws that secure the upper locks on one side of the roll-out awning have pulled loose.

I ASSUME they are regular lag screws that screw into a wood base under the roofing. If that's the case, the repair should be fairly simple.

My question is: Have any of you made a similar repair? And what's the best way for a good DIY-er to tackle the job?

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:26 AM   #2
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A few years ago, I re-anchored the lag screws holding in the awning arms. I removed the loose screws -- one at a time!! -- and then filled the holes with JB Weld, which is a two part epoxy.

If you take all of the screws out at the same time, the awning arm won't stay in place.

If I remember correctly (it has been a few years), I used a wooden chopstick to jam the epoxy into the hole.

I then re-inserted the lag screw.

The trick with JB Weld is to work fast -- it sets up quickly. Mix only as much as you need at any one time. And spread newspapers on your driveway in case the epoxy drips -- it is very hard to get the stain out of the concrete. Don't ask how I learned this.

One more tip -- use masking tape around the holes in case the epoxy smears during installation -- it will stain the side of your trailer.

Good luck!

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Old 07-01-2020, 12:04 PM   #3
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I also had that repair. I used wooden dowels and wood glue to renew the holes and then reinstalled the lag bolts.

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