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Old 10-19-2021, 10:36 PM   #1
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Replacing Fiama Awning

The Fiama F45s awning finally died on my E250 SMB. Whenever I'd roll it out, new pieces of metal and plastic would fall out - not good. So, I ordered a Fiama F45s from Field Van and it's supposed to arrive this week.

I asked the Field Van phone sales person if there are instructions on installation, specifically, hole distance. He said you simply set the awning on the mounts and back drill through the mounting brackets through the awning. There is no place on these rackets to "set" the awning. So, how do I do this?
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:04 AM   #2
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Id get the new-style brackets while youre at it. Much less likely to damage the van over the long run.
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Old 10-20-2021, 07:43 AM   #3
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Id get the new-style brackets while youre at it. Much less likely to damage the van over the long run.
OK, thanks. Do you have a link for these? Do they mount in the same van holes as the old ones?

Thanks, again.
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The new brackets don't require holes in the sheet metal. On the new brackets (and maybe your old ones there) the front and rear brackets have a top lip that fits into the back of the awning that will support the awning until you get the screws in place. The center bracket does not........at least on the new style brackets. If your picture is of the center bracket then the old style is the same way...


If your van is already drilled for the old brackets if may be wise to stick with them. The new brackets "clamp" to the rain gutter instead of bolt to the side sheet metal.


As far as a link to the new brackets go do a search for threads started by member 1der. If you search for awning brackets in thread titles you may also find threads by member Zeta...he developed the new style brackets and now 1der has continued to refine and sell them.
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...As far as a link to the new brackets go do a search for threads started by member 1der. If you search for awning brackets in thread titles you may also find threads by member Zeta...he developed the new style brackets and now 1der has continued to refine and sell them.
Here's the link to 1der's website, which sells the brackets and other goodies.

https://www.blingmyrig.com/


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