Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Safari64's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Eagle River , Alaska
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 251
A&E curved arm attachment

I have an A&E awning on ’64 Safari that PO had installed at Camping World. OK fine.

The bottom brackets for the arms are held to trailer with ¼” x 3” lag screws…through banana wrap skin into what?? The frame?

Is this really how they are supposed to be attached? Lag screws? No bolt/plate/spacer/nut?

After 16K travel miles (including both ways Alaskan Highway) one screw holding front arm bottom bracket to body sheared the head, the other pulled out, the arm flopped around before I spotted it and broke jalousie window.

Can’t see a way to attach any firmer without pulling banana wrap panel (that’s why they used lag screws, duh).

New A&E kits come with the lag screws.


How have others attached awning bottom brackets to Airstream trailer bodies?

Thanks for help
__________________

__________________
Safari64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 04:22 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
RickDavis's Avatar

 
1961 24' Tradewind
1969 29' Ambassador
1970 21' Globetrotter
Jamestown , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,712
The bracket should attach at or just above floor level where the lag screws go either into the plywood floor or the bottom rail that sits on the floor. I installed mine this way and have had no problems in 6 years

If attachedslightly higher than this a small access hole could be cut in the inside wall to allow a back up plate or big washers and then the hole covered with a blank electrical wall plate
__________________

__________________
Rick Davis 1602 TAC TN-2 K8DOC
61 tradewind, plus a few others
13 Ram 2500 TD
99 Dodge TD 577K miles

RickDavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
Well Preserved
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1974 31' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 18,618
The newer trailers use Phillips head stainless lag screws, it helps reduce corrosion. And they still just "screw in".
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1976 25' Caravanner
Vintage Kin Owner
Campton , New Hampshire
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,112
I replaced all the lag bolts with SS . When the awning is up there should be no forces on the arm except the weight of the arm . The awning spring is holding the awning in the roll up position . When the awning is down the arm is pushing against the trailer so there is not much force there either , and the fitting is sort of locked onto the rub rail . Not sure why you would shear a bolt head with the exception of a strong wind with the awning down. Might want to check if something is bent or out of alignment.
__________________
ticki2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Safari64's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Eagle River , Alaska
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 251
Thanks

Thanks for the help. The awning was up, secured, on the road. Now I know how to replace jalousie panes too (easy).


Safari64
__________________
Safari64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to fix attachment slimitch Awnings 2 01-28-2009 05:30 AM
Photo attachment woodedareas Forum Admin and Member Account Info 6 03-01-2007 02:05 PM
Acrylite (Smoked, Curved & Installation) Cat Windows & Screens 4 05-23-2005 02:04 AM
Tent attachment for AS Zmod Our Community 2 02-20-2005 02:02 PM
Curved WindowCurtain Railing Attachment winner Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 4 11-01-2002 08:14 AM





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.
Modal Click