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Old 08-06-2015, 09:35 PM   #11
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try a local rv dealer- may have extra parts you could buy
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:38 PM   #12
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Might also check a real RV dealer out the may have some broken awnings that they have kept parts from.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:04 PM   #13
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Why not remove it and have a pc or pcs welded to it and re-drill the holes?
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:25 PM   #14
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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!
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:54 PM   #15
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Found this site when looking.
Arms and Rafters - Awning Parts & Accessories - Hardware
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:18 PM   #16
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Should there be some give in this part or should it be a tight fit to the camper?
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Should there be some give in this part or should it be a tight fit to the camper?
Are you talking about the bracket thats screwed to the camper? It should be pretty solid.

If you pull the awning out about a foot (like you are going to set it up)...take the tension knob off of the rafter......then unscrew the bracket thats mounted to the camper. You can then lift the damaged arm, and take it to the bench where you can work on it. You might want to check the other side while you're at it.
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Are you talking about the bracket thats screwed to the camper? It should be pretty solid.

If you pull the awning out about a foot (like you are going to set it up)...take the tension knob off of the rafter......then unscrew the bracket thats mounted to the camper. You can then lift the damaged arm, and take it to the bench where you can work on it. You might want to check the other side while you're at it.
I tried tightening the bolts but they don't move. I didn't want to apply too much pressure to make them break.
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The brackets are just lagged into the framing. I doubt you will break the lag bolts.
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