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Old 12-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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You might want to try one of these to take the bow out and keep it out. MX57 (*Single unit) - MX57
Would you suggest running this the whole length of the awning? Or just get an 8' piece and sliding it into the middle?

I've got a 20' (or 21' or something) and I was thinking of a sunshade. I'm wondering if we should support the tube itself.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #12
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Would you suggest running this the whole length of the awning? Or just get an 8' piece and sliding it into the middle?

I've got a 20' (or 21' or something) and I was thinking of a sunshade. I'm wondering if we should support the tube itself.

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I would try one first and see if it took the sag out. If it didn't, I would get the 2nd and pull the 1st one out and weld the two together and reinsert.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #13
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OK, let me ask a possibly silly question about installing one of these. It is something I would like to add to our new 5er and I'm usually good with installing things like this. I am a bit concerned about the drilling through the outside of my camper thing What is the process for sealing the screw holes? I'm sure I'm thinking too hard about this, but never done anything like this to a camper.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:01 PM   #14
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OK, let me ask a possibly silly question about installing one of these. It is something I would like to add to our new 5er and I'm usually good with installing things like this. I am a bit concerned about the drilling through the outside of my camper thing What is the process for sealing the screw holes? I'm sure I'm thinking too hard about this, but never done anything like this to a camper.
When I mounted it I siliconed the screw threads a little before driving them and more importantly siliconed the back surface of the support before mounting it to create a seal. I just drilled a couple of small pilot holes first. The bracket itself sits up under the awning and is really out of the weather anyway.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info, sounds simple enough. I think this one will move up my list of things to do
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Can't say enough good things about the center rafter/support! Lost the awning on our 351 even though I had it "dipped" significantly. Easy installation. Be sure to mark/seal all holes you make for mounting. I've got pics of my install if interested.
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I have a 351 with a 21' awning. bent the tube. cut a piece out and replaced with a 3' piece and installed a mx57. still have a sag though. thinking about a center support myself but still worry about the sag when rolled out.
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