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Old 07-19-2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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Frame of 1984 fiber stream

does any one know if the fiberstream's frame is a solid frame or is the framing hollow? thank you..
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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the tubing is hollow if that is your question
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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Thank you for the info on the fiberstream frame. We just had ours beefed up a bit. we are doing a total tear out and rebuild on our 1984. We wanted to install an awning but just about everyone is telling us it cannot be done do to the fiberglass being so thin and drilling holes in the trailer will creating spider cracks in the trailer.
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Interesting about what everyone is saying. Scale Man, our very own Frederick has an awning on his Fiberstream and I think it came from the factory that way.. if he sees this post, he'll respond
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The weight of the awning on Frederick's trailer is carried at the bottom attach point, not on the awning rail. I installed a bag awning on our trailer, complete with awning rail, where the full weight (admittedly not much) is carried by the awning rail. The rail had construction adhesive applied to the back and is screwed the the body to be backed up on the inside by what else, wooden hockey stick shafts!. We've had it ten years, no cracks.
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I have a Carefree Fiesta rollout awning

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We wanted to install an awning but just about everyone is telling us it cannot be done due to the fiberglass being so thin and drilling holes in the trailer will creating spider cracks in the trailer.
1/4 inch thick fiberglass is quite strong! The 14" x 14" square I cut in the roof for the re-located Fantastic-fan supports 150 lbs. without flexing when laid across a 1 foot space between 2 sawhorses.

The arm attachment points carry the majority of the load. My Fiber Stream had four 4" x 4" aluminum plates 1/8" thick riveted to the fiberglass that the arms attached to. The awning rail was only riveted to the body. The large rivets spread in a "star" pattern on the inside above the window.

I installed my awning in 2004 soon after buying the trailer. The rail and aluminum plates were already on the trailer. The only repair I have had to do in 12 years is have the rail re-attached after a wind storm. The rivets failed; the fiberglass was not affected.
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