Originally Posted by magna1111
While recaulking the new old airstream, I noticed the awning connection looks dangerous, what type of screws would i have to find to fix this? Is that silicone block suposto be there? Anyother tips? Is is safe to take on a trip this weekend?
Will the work ever end...
You have one 'chocolate mess' on your hands there!
If I were you, I would:
1* remove the 2 screws that hold the awning bracket on
2* definitely remove ALL
of that silicone (which has NO PLACE on an RV!)
3* clean the area as well as you can with appropriate solvents to get the metal-to-metal junctions as spotless as possible
4* find an appropriate size stainless sheet metal screw (probably a #10 or 12) that will be just slightly oversized for the existing holes
5* re-attach the bracket and butter the back with a liberal coating of SikaFlex 221 or Vulkem in grey
6* tighten the 3 screws (the missing one looks like it should perfectly intersect the rib behind the rivet line
Carefully clean the sealant squeeze-out.....and you're DONE!
Let me know if you have any other questions