Awning Support "Rafters"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by LifesAGrill, May 4, 2009.

  1. LifesAGrill

    LifesAGrill Raymond, MS

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    I broke the end off of one of my "rafter" poles on my awning. I got in a hurry because it was pouring down rain and tornado warning had been issued. Anybody got a fix for this. My initial thought pattern was to drill a hole in the plastic end and then thread it with a die and put a bolt in it and then cut off the head to the proper length.

    Hopefully somebody has done this repair and can come to my rescue!

    Happy camping!
     
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    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    If it is a plastic piece in the end, it should be able to be pried or popped out, then you could thread a bolt from the backside and put a nylon nut on the outside at the length you need....
     
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    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    This is what Oz and Us posted over in PUX. He cut off the remnants, drilled a pilot hole in the remaining plastic cap, added a brass plumbing part measuring 3/4 inch x 3/8 inch O.D., securing it with a stainless steel wood screw.

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    Davylee Camping = Life is Good

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    This happened to us. Coleman had replacement pieces just used a pair of pliers to pull out old one and put new one in. Prior to this I cut the awning rafter just behind the crimp and had a new one made where I work and then just drilled an extra hole in the adjustment area. Buying the new ones is much easier.
     
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    LifesAGrill Raymond, MS

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    Thanks for the replies. Donnie and Cheryl, this is the thought process I was thinking about on the way home. Davylee I will check with the local dealer, but I already know the answer from them. All they want to do is give me the highest price fix for any problem that occurs. They are not on my side.
     

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