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Old 06-22-2016, 08:15 AM   #11
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The big question I have:

Did the original screws miss the stud OR did they hit the stud, but were just pulled out? (I suspect just pulled out)

If they hit the stud but just pulled out for some reason, I would consider using a larger screw diameter and also do as other mentioned with filler wood (toothpicks)

ALSO, I would put in several more screws. It appears from the photo that the original; screw spacing was about 9-12 inches. I'd drill a smal pilot holed and put a screw every 3 inches for the first couple feet on both ends of the rail, this would be where the most stress would be (the ends vs the middle)

If the screws missed the rail, (I kind of doubt it) then I would find the stud and re-position the rail (move up or down a couple inches to hit the rail)
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:36 PM   #12
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I think they just pulled out for some reason, trying to tighten them back up doesn't work...they aren't grabbing anything. They definitely need anchors or filler wood to tighten. I'll try a little bigger screw and add some extra screws near the ends, makes sense!
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:54 PM   #14
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Pull any outside compartment out and you'll get the drift of what's there....

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Old 06-23-2016, 12:05 AM   #15
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Since there are no studs, is it okay to use anchors with next size up screw? Or should I just try the screw without anchor? Don't mind overkill, just don't want it pulling out again! 😕
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Anchors are fine...but. .they need to be inserted behind anything in front of 'em, so you might have to take more apart down the line...

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Old 06-23-2016, 07:15 AM   #19
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Maybe a large Toggle Bolt ???
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Mine just did the same thing as the OP. I have a 2016 Shockwave 5th wheel, first time out with it last weekend and after rolling the awning up I noticed mine is pulled away from the side for about 3 feet with no signs of screws except for one on the end, Just caulking! I have been reading other forums and noticed alot of people recommending the rivets below with good reviews. I will order some and find out.

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