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Old 03-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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need help installing window awnings

on 2005 30 land yacht motorhome. do I need to use screws or rivits??? Not sure what the walls are constructed of. Is there a plywood panel behind the fibreglass.??
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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AS used screws with gasket material between the mounts and the fiberglass shell. The walls are a laminated construction. The construction from the outside in is as follows: Fiberglass outer shell bonded to 1/8" luan plywood bonded to 1.5" of foam insulation bonded to 1/8" luan covered with wallpaper. Embedded within the foam insulation layer is the frame structure.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Hate to say it, but I have the same year and model of MH and wouldn't dream of putting any more holes in the fiberglass for awnings or any other reason. I have enough problems with leaks as it is.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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Just use Butyl tape as a gasket between the wall and the bracket. You wont have any leaks to worry about. Just make sure you put the hole through the center of the tape and let the tape do it's job. Butyl tape seals great and gets better over time.
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Hate to say it, but I have the same year and model of MH and wouldn't dream of putting any more holes in the fiberglass for awnings or any other reason. I have enough problems with leaks as it is.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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Well the awnings are installed.

I went ahead and installed the awnings over the 2 bedroom windows and the couch window. It helped to know how the walls were constructed. I used the sikor sealer not sure of the number 505? it is not silicone and was recommended to me by camping World and a RV service centre. I used screws for the drip rail with a rivit at both ends. Not sure of the rivet name but it is the type for hollow walls. Used these same rivits for the arms and the awning hold down strap. I lay down a bead of calk first and then dipped each screw and rivit in the same calk to make sure that I had calk in and around the hole. This was in Florida and am now home in Ontario and the awnings are still in place. I also installed a Fantasic Fan in the washroom to replace the fan supplied by AS. Same size 14" so went in well. used the same calking stuff as with the awnings. I wanted to use the sikor self spreading but couldn't find any. When I do, I'll recalk the fan. Had a look at the roof while I was up there and it seems to be in great shape. All the seams and the vents,etc. seemed to have the self spreading/leveling calk and plenty of it. Maybe this is why I don't have any leaks in the roof area. We had a couple of real heavy down pours (Like 4 hours) on our trip home and passed that test.
Thank you to all who replied to my cry for help with the awnings.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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What kind of Awnings did you get and who did you get them from? From the way you discribed your installation, sounds like you sealed them up real good,and by doing the work yourself you know you got a good job.
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