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Manual Awning leg mount to PC.

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Manual Awning leg mount to PC.
« on: January 04, 2011, 05:25:54 pm »
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I have a 2008 2551 w/14' manual awning.  It appears I also have some packaged hardware that will provide a mounting position on the side of the RV for the awning "legs" rather than staking them to the ground.  Anyone have any experience w/installing them?
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Re: Manual Awning leg mount to PC.
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 10:34:23 pm »
That would be me.  On my 2350, I have mounted my awning brackets on the motor home.  I advise to mount the brackets high up on the lower skirts yet still able to get behind from below to attach the nuts.  Use stainless steel hardware and use nylon-insert lock nuts.

When determining the exact position for mounting, you want the poles to be either vertical, or slightly outward at the bottom.  But don't spread them too far apart because you then won't be able to get the awning pole feet into the brackets.  The feet won't be perpendicular and then binds trying to get them in their brackets.  My brackets are spread apart a little too far, done mainly to increase the swing of my entry door when the awning is open.  I get a little binding going on.  It's not ideal, but I got the knack to work it.  One good thing about it binding a little is that there is no rattling in a breeze, and no concern of it coming apart on it's own.  Once it's in, it's tightly held in place.  Still I advise to avoid spreading the brackets too far apart.

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Re: Manual Awning leg mount to PC.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 12:36:42 pm »
I had the factory install the brackets, no charge, shortly after we bought our 2007 model 2900.  Attached is a pic (now for sale at the factory Ė we bought a new 3100).  As you can see in the picture, the factory installed them at the very bottom of the coach body.  One bracket to the right of the entry door and one below the rear storage door.  They simply used a small wood block behind the fiberglass body.  Worked great.
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Re: Manual Awning leg mount to PC.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 02:41:01 pm »
I suggest to mount high up, close to that horizontal seam, rather than down low like that.  It's only a 6" or so difference but that extra 6" in the pole allows for more height in the awning without getting so close to the fully extended position of the poles themself.  Based on your picture, it appears they mounted the brackets so low to clear that storage compartment door.

My advise....If you don't have to go so low, then don't.
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