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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:44 am    Post subject: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

New Westy owner
About to install F45 Awning
The steel Go Westy brackets look like prone to rust
Has anyone had this happen?
Thinking of having them powder coated prior to install
Appreciate input
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

I bought Van Cafe/RMW's Fiamma brackets... wider base and pre-coated

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(The ancient Trans-Awn in the photo is getting replaced with an F45S. I used the Fiamma brackets last year to replace the 30-year-old wimpy Trans-Awn brackets; decided last week's BBB campout was this awning's last trip.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

Welcome!

AFAIK, GW has only offered brackets in brushed stainless or already powder coated, so you
should be good to go. Otherwise, contact GW or we could be more help if you post up a pic...???

Mine are black powder coated...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

Thanks guys I did not realize brackets were stainless steel

Posted pics of brackets if you guys can see if stainless and confirm?

BTW

I have been reading posts and looking at vans for sale for years

So glad to have this resource!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

JohnCamden wrote:
Thanks guys I did not realize brackets were stainless steel

Posted pics of brackets if you guys can see if stainless and confirm?


Website says stainless: https://www.gowesty.com/product/awnings-screen-roo...-gutter?v= . Wink

Nice looking van! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

Stainless is non-ferrous metal. (The very low quality stainless excepted, I have some rusty stainless items!)

Like aluminum, copper, bronze, etc...... a magnet will not stick to it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Fiamma Awning Go Westy bracket rust? Reply with quote

Great looking van!
Don't forget to rustproof any holes you drill into the van for the screws to keep the brackets tight.
What I did on mine (using the RMW brackets) was to mount the brackets and then remove and treat the screw holes. First by cleaning and painting, allowing that to cure, and then remounting the brackets using some silicone on the screw to prevent any water from entering the body.
(unlike the GW instructions, I just used a stainless sheetmetal screw and not the larger rivet-nut solution, has held tight for many years of rough road travels)
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