Attaching new aluminum awning rail to Coleman ABS roof.

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by rdyck, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. rdyck

    rdyck New Member

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    We bought a , 1996 Niagara with the ABS roof last year. The roof is in quite good shape, no leaks, there are small cracks just above where the plastic awning rail was (there is only about 6 inches of the old rail left), but no de-lamination. I guess it helps that the climate here, Vancouver Island, is very mild. Seldom gets below freezing in the winter, and seldom gets above 80 in the summer. :)

    We have purchased a new awning and an aluminum awning rail, I am wondering what would be the best way to attach the rail. Glue, screws, pop rivets, threaded inserts and bolts, a combination of these?
     
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    joet Well-Known Member

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    Get a roll of butyl tape for the rail and use screws and caulk the top
     
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    Update,
    I didn't trust gluing or screwing into the foam roof. So I went with butyl tape to seal, holes drilled all the way through, and machine screws with fender washers and nylock nuts on the inside. Because this was very secure I did three holes at each end of the aluminum track but every other hole for the rest.

    awning rail inside.jpg Nuts and washers on the inside of roof.

    awning3.jpg Our new awning. :smiley:
     
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