So the one thing missing from our Bigfoot
17 was the awing. There was a strip with 2 dozen 1/2" screws that still had the rotten edge of the original canvas inside. It looks shabby so I removed it.
My brother gave me an old 10' awning
in a box that he scrounged from a camper van. It cleaned up realgood. It uses a similar type aluminium strip that the box would slide into. But nothing available around here so I have a plan I hope will work.I thought I'd run it by you folks first as I'm famous for plans that only look good on paper.
Fill the little holes with bondo, sand and paint
. The Bigfoot
was originally cream and past owner ( idiot) painted it white, You can see this in the photo. Someday I will re finish.
Then use 4 hardware store L brackets which I will bolt to the trailer and use a big washer inside. The holes will be just below the interior moulding. I don't think I would trust 4 or 8 screws to hold the awning
box. Is this dumb? I mocked it up with screws and it holds the box perfectly in the correct place.