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Old 11-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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quick 19 construction question

Just curious of anyone knows what the arrow is pointing to along the top inside of the 19 footer? Looks like little washers or bolts maybe? Thanks.

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Hi: gocamp... Those are the inside ends of the fasteners for the awning rail. The awning material stays attached to the outside of the trailer along there and rolls out from the rail. Using this system allows you to be able to replace the awning fabric/vinyl when necessary. Alf
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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would you happen to know if they are drilled completely through the shell? There is quite a number of them. I am guessing drilled, not molded into the shell since we can see the back of them right? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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Hi: gocamp... I'm guessing the number and closeness of them has to do with the length (12') of awning and the possible force of the wind pulling against it. The rail is as well sealed to the fiberglass as the windows and with the same butyl tape; I think. Thats my unofficial take on it. Reace could answer for certain.
The difference from say the Scamp or Casita is that with the rail/awning attached to the body as Escape does it there is no space for the water to drip or run down except at the designated spots provided at each end of the rail. With the others the awning stands away from the body encased in a tube. Alf
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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Yes, and unless you have had one of the others (ours was a Casita), you just can't imagine how much nicer the Escape's canopy is!!!!!! That space between the body and awning tube spawned many an idea of how to close it so the rain off the roof didn't drench you : - ( Of course, Casita said it was for sun only, not for rain. Good Try!!!!!! Thank you Rease for doing it right! And as I can see, WELL anchored to the trailer. I almost never opened the Casita awning, I ALWAYS open the Escape's.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:33 PM   #6
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Re: quick 19 construction question

You are correct, these are rivets that are holding the awning track in place. You won't see them inside on the finished unit as the insulation covers them to prevent them from sweating.

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