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Old 02-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Window awning installation

I have a 2013 Columbus 5th wheel that I would like to install window awnings. I will be adding 2 six footers on the right slide. I would like to save the installation costs by doing it myself. I have a neighbor who mounted his, and he said that he did not worry about finding studs etc, to screw into to mount the tracks. He just predrilled a pilot hole in the side for each screw and after adding sealant to the hole screwed it in. He has not had any problem with the awnings coming loose. I have also read that rivits are used where there is no wood or metal stud. Has anybody done this or does anybody know how they mount them at the factory?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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We've got 4 large windows in the curb slide that I'd like to do that to, probably 2 windows per awning. I'm just too anal (afraid) about drilling into the sides. Sure looks easy to do. BTW I really miss that show.
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