Thought I'd share my latest repair on our 1998 Coleman Redwood. The rear facing bed bow developed a kink several years ago and pinched off the plastic tip of the shepherds hook. My fix at that time was to straighten out the pipe as best I could and re-screw the plate back on as well as add several zip ties. I also purchased a new shepherds hook tip. This worked for a while but eventual started doing the same. So after researching fix options I settled on the ¾” EMT conduit option. Yes there is a very nice looking option that is sold for $27.95 +$13.95 shipping that slides over the cut sections rather than inside the sections but the cost was more than I wanted to bear. Here is the link to their product which looks great: https://colemanpopupparts.com/products/bed-bow-repair-kit So here is how I did the repair buying only one item for under $3.00 and otherwise using materials I had on hand. First I bought a 5’ length of ¾” EMT conduit at Lowes for $2.98 + Tax. Used a T25 Torx bit to remove the bed bow from both sides. Cut out a 4” section of the damaged bow. Mark the bow horizontally as well since the shepherds hook hole is slightly offset/tilted down when the bow is in place. Cut a 6” section of the new ¾” EMT conduit. (Probably could have cut it longer) Insert the conduit into the cut ends of the bed bow. Mark the conduit and bed bow to drill. (I used a 3/16” drill bit for the rivets and a 7/16” drill bit for the shepherds hook hole.) Rivet the cut sections. (I used a rivet on the front and back as well as re-used the plate by riveting it as well. Sanded any burrs as well as sanded the inside of the 7/16” hole for the shepherds hook. Cleaned and painted white using Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy paint.