Originally Posted by coryhynes
Makes sense. Maybe I will try that. Thanks
I think the arm is referred to as a "rafter." I caught a gust of wind, and mine broke at the other end..the cast aluminum part that snaps into the support arm. While fixing that, I noticed how the holes were wallowed out on the other end (where you are having trouble.) One side was really bad...but it was so quick and easy, I did both sides. Your dealer will have replacement rafter assys, but they were fairly expensive. Like I said, since that part telescopes into the other part......length is not at all critical, so you have plenty of material to work with. I didnt like the rivet idea, so I just used a SS bolt and locknut. It keeps the support arm from overlapping the rafter when in the folded position....but the locking mechanism still holds everything in place. For as light as that metal is...its amazing it lasts at all. BTW, mine is a Dometic 8500. Good luck!