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Old 10-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hanging Window Awning

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I have a Solaris T-2363 and I am installing a 48" window awning on rear bedroom window. Problem is I can't locate studs above the window. Tried all the tricks mentioned in the forum, and just can't locate any above window. I replaced a few marker lights today at the top of the rear and since I had a few 1 inch holes open from the light removal I probed around on the inside of the aluminum skin and did not hit anything above the window for the entire length of the window. Can that be possible? Anyway my primary question is...can I hang the awning using just pop rivets? The rail has 8 holes and seems like that would be fine but not sure. Also like the fact that using the rivets and not having to pull the skin in to a stud would look better. It flexes quite a bit above the window. Any help would be great before I start drilling holes. Thanks in advance
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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What would happen if a wind came up and caught that awning? Would it rip and twist the aluminum skin? I would think it needs to be attached to something more than the skin.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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When I still had my custom ordered '06 T-2499 I spoke to my dealer about having an awning installed over the window above the sofa. His recommendation was to forget it as he said there would not be enough support. I should have had it done when I ordered my rig as they would have put the additional support needed in the wall

I did have the factory install an awning over the large rear window, but they knew to put in additional support while my trailer was being built.


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When I still had my custom ordered '06 T-2499 I spoke to my dealer about having an awning installed over the window above the sofa. His recommendation was to forget it as he said there would not be enough support. I should have had it done when I ordered my rig as they would have put the additional support needed in the wall

I did have the factory install an awning over the large rear window, but they knew to put in additional support while my trailer was being built.

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It needs a stud behind the skin for proper anchoring.

If you really want the awning, it is possible to remove the entire window, install a stud, and then reinstall the window.
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It needs a stud behind the skin for proper anchoring.

If you really want the awning, it is possible to remove the entire window, install a stud, and then reinstall the window.
I know that ain't happening in my backyard!
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What? No guts, no glory! C'mon, it's not that tough...
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Thanks for the advice. Since I have to replace the putty around that window, I think I'll take Steve's advise and install a stud while the window is out. Thanks again to everyone
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How about using one of those electronic stud finders on the inside wall.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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Hey Gene,
Tried that but sporadic readings. I swear I can feel something on the inside wall but nothing outside. It's a mystery. Thanks
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