my thanks go out to all who chimed in on this thread. I am convinced that my aftermarket handle will be able to tie into the same framing stud as the stock handle. this pic is how our campsites look after staying in one place too long. we were waiting to find a house at the St Pete Koa in Florida.
mainly to show the folding handle. wayy in the background.. I should have taken it off before I sold "bear". ha!