Need help with damaged awning!
We have a 2013 Sunseeker 3100....
Ok, we're on week 3 of a 3 month trip and someone (possibly me) decided to drive off this morning without bringing the awning in. It hit a tree branch, which seems to have pulled a few of the screws partially out in the middle and at the top of one of the awning brackets attached to the side of the RV.
All of the screws are still there but have been pulled part way out of the body of the RV sidewall. I tried tightening them and it helped a little, but it seems as if, whatever they were screwed into (possibly wood behind the sidewall?), has been stripped. Any idea what these screw into and/or how to access the area or what to do?
I'll call the local RV place in the morning and see what they say, but we're only in our current city for another 3 days. I'd love to know if it's possibly a DIY situation or if it's something that really has to be done by a professional.
The awning still works......though due to the screws being a little loose, the bracket tilts slightly one direction and someone needs to push a bit on the arm when closing the awning to get it to close properly. My main concern is that because the screws have been pulled out partially, that water might get in if it were to rain. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks!