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Old 08-25-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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Awning screws pulled out, 2019 fr sabre.

Just sitting in driveway. No wind.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-25-2019, 11:46 AM   #2
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Wow. That's pretty sad. I'd have to think that it wasn't put together correctly or they missed some reinforcement.

If it's still under warranty a trip to the dealer is probably in store.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:50 AM   #3
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RV construction 101: If a 1.5" screw is needed to do it correctly....use a .5" and it will be ok.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:20 PM   #4
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If that were to happen to me I'd probe the hole to see if there is any reinforcement where the screw was installed. If so, I'd pull the old screw and go to the local fastener shop (NOT a big box store) and buy longer screws. Fill hole with a piece of dowel with some Gorilla Glue. Re-drill and reinstall.

If it was just a matter of too short a screw I don't have a lot of confidence that a Dealer would do much under Warranty than just replace the same screw after filling the hole with toothpicks (yes, I've actually seen that done).

FWIW, if this happened just sitting in the Driveway be sure and secure the awning, even if you have to tie it back with a rope wrapped entirely around the RV, before towing it to the Dealer (if that's your choice).
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:00 PM   #5
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I had issues with ,y Prime Time. Long story short. Primetime did not follow the awning mfg instructions. It took a fight but they added the proper screws to hold it. Do your research on the awning mfg site and make the mfg follow those instructions.
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