Omnistor awning leg wall brackets fitting

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Unlike the Fiamma variety the Omnistor brackets come with NOTHING in the way of fixings.
    Improvisation seems to be the order of the day.
    I decided to use large flange button headed 6mm stainless steel set screws.
    I chose a mounting position for each and drilled through the van sides 5mm holes.
    My rear mount already has steel on the inside as part of the construction so I tapped this 6mm
    I then opened the holes in the brackets out to 6mm. Cleaned all surfaces and applied any old Sikaflex leftovers.
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    Not just tapped but nylock nuts too
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    At the front having had to remove the batteries and trays I used a pre made bracket from B&Q as suitable steel
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    THERE IS NO NEED to overtighten ! enough is enough. The 6mm tapped studs take all the strain.
     
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    What is the advantage of these ?
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Concrete tarmac hard ground etc :thumb:
     
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    Yet another well detailed report Andy :thumb:
     
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    Bought a set of these at Peterborough - thought I'd use nuts n bolts with penny washers to spread the load inside. Hadn't thought of goling as big as M6 tho' it seems a good idea.:thumb:
     
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