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Old 01-09-2019, 12:17 AM   #1
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Awning screw

Putting it out thereas I already put my RV in storage without checking to see what size screw this is when returning from my last trip. There's suppose to be 2 at each black end cap, but as you can see, 1 fell out. The others are rounded with a square head..aka: Robertson (looked it up) Click image for larger version

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Old 01-09-2019, 03:15 PM   #2
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I had the same problem with my awning cap screws coming loose. My solution was to pound plastic wall anchors into the holes, then use appropriate screws in the anchors. The anchors expand inside the cap so the screws don't come loose.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks I can see how that will bring solution to these screws becoming loose! By you repairing this way, I assume there wasn't any electrical in the way & you replaced all 4.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:25 PM   #4
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No problems with the screws interfering with anything inside the tube and yes, I did all 4 screws with the plastic anchors.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:41 PM   #5
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No problems with the screws interfering with anything inside the tube and yes, I did all 4 screws with the plastic anchors.
Last question... off hand, would you happen to remember screw size as my RV is put away.... thanks
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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Sorry but I don't remember the screw size I used. But, it really just depends on what size anchors you are comfortable with to fit in the holes. Not critical; as long as it's snug.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:34 PM   #7
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thanks!
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:59 PM   #8
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I had mine come apart in the snow and ice at a farm in North Carolina in December. Looked like a big issue, was not.

My awning is used frequently at track and even at home. One screw had apparently fell out. The other pulled loose due ice/slush preventing arm closure. Since I was at farm ladder was readily available.

I ended up using short #6 or #8 self tapping sheet metal screws. Thread was only 1/4" to 3/8" plus drill point. I did use stainless. Took me longer to find drill than effect repair. I also checked other end and it was loose so I replaced those screws as well. I cannot post pic but they have 5/16" hex head. Take one of original screws for size reference. I did not use anchors as it was through sheetmetal into pot metal or aluminum casting.

I checked them yesterday while washing unit. They are still tight.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:45 PM   #9
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thanks for replying.... options are great to have!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:45 AM   #10
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Awning Screws

The rear awning screws for my 34J Hurricane don't exists on the front side of the endcap cover. It snaps on. And it has come off trice. Thor was really great and replaced it twice. Now I have "100 MPH" tape to hold it in place. Looks bad but at least I will not drop off another piece as I travel.



I got great support from Thor when I called, but the awning manufacturer should really design a better solution that screws together or at least clips on with some locking mechanism that will keep the cover on.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:43 PM   #11
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I agree! Thanks!
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