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Old 04-01-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
wa4bmg
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Slide Awning Bracket Screws

Has anyone had problems with the screws holding the roller to the slide on slide awnings. We one bracket shear off all 5 screws. The awning was laying on top the bedroom slide. Was not too bad of a fix. We had to offset the bracket about 1/4 inch and put in new screws. This method was done at the advice of our dealer. Drill outs of the old screws was not recommended. We then checked the other slides and found about half of the screws were sheered of and the heads came out leaving about 1/4 inch of screw to the screw head. These were #8 self tapping. We changed all the screws to # 10 self tapping. We off set the new screws from the old broken ones abut 1/4 inch. My friend with a 2 month old 3400 experienced the same problem. Factories are either tightening the screws too tight ,or using too small of a screw with the slide awnings.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:42 AM   #2
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I had the same thing happen with the screws on my toppers on my 3280. I found quite a number sheared off, luckily I had enough left sticking out of the old screws to remove them and replaced with #10 stainless screws. No problems since. The factory supplied screws are too light to hold against all the pressure that these toppers can exert.
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