Sorry to all of you, but I'm going to blame Zip Dee for most of this. I went back to my MoHo and this time got up on a ladder. Sure enough, the rail and gutter were all one piece!
So, I called Zip Dee back to see what was going on. This time they told me that they USED to make the awning rail with a "gutter" to strengthen the rail, but they now have found a way to make the rail without the "gutter"
. They don't have any old stock sitting around, so I'm going to have to install this awning without a gutter
. I should have gotten up on a ladder to begin with, but this is what I get for "assuming"
my memory was correct. My apologies to Chuck, in particular, but also to anyone else trying to help me find these non-existent things. (It would have helped, however, if Zip Dee had been a little more knowledgeable about their earlier mounting hardware
). Next time I'll try to do ALL of my homework before posting.