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Old 07-30-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Ok I have a question for all 1206 owners. On the inside of the exterior wall of my dinette I have two L brackets mounted just below the tent (see photos). Does anyone else have these, and what are these for??

By the quality of the installation I thought these may have been installed by the previous owner. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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I'll take a look at mine tonight to see if I have those as well. We are getting ready for a weekend getaway without the kids this weekend so I have to open it up anyway. Can't help you with what they are for though.
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Ok I have a question for all 1206 owners. On the inside of the exterior wall of my dinette I have two L brackets mounted just below the tent (see photos). Does anyone else have these, and what are these for??

By the quality of the installation I thought these may have been installed by the previous owner. <img src="https://www.jaycoowners.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10564"/>

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We have these and they seem to guide and give the king bed rails some support in the down position. I usually watch from the door while DH pushes the bed in and these things are helping support those rails which are pretty long.
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We have these. They serve as support and guidance for the king size bed rails as they are pushed in, and then they rest on them while popped down. Probably just because those rails are pretty long.
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Cool thanks for the input!
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I took a look at my trailer this weekend as well. I also have them and I also think they support the front slide rails.
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Hammer's question has been answered, but I was just curious if he was able to tighten the screws in the brackets or if he, or anyone else, has had to adjust the way these are attached, relocate them, or do any other modification.

I am the third owner of my 1206 and the screw holes in the wood for these brackets are stripped out and the brackets won't stay in place. While oversized screws would have the necessary diameter, the diameter I need would have a length that may penetrate the exterior.

I was thinking of replacing the two brackets with aluminum angle that is continuous from one bracket attachment point to the other and attaching with screws 6" to 8" on center. That way I cover the old holes in the paneling and presumably attach to fresh wood behind the paneling, making a more secure connection. This would also give my bunk rail a little more room to slide as well as support as it appears to be bent downward a little and I think was hitting the brackets and eventually knocked them loose.

I assume there is a continuous piece of wood across the top of the paneling/sill of the canvas to support the studs behind the paneling as well as the top of the interior paneling and exterior sideing. Can anyone confirm this framing assumption to be true?

Originally, I was planning to remove the paneling and reinforce the studs so I could put the brackets back in their original location, but that would involve removing the dinette seats and storage, and detaching the canvas and trim work.

Thanks, Hammer, for posting this thread. I am not trying to hijack it, but it appears that your brackets were loose as my were before I removed them, so am trying to find a solution.
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I recently removed and reattached my brackets because they were loose and causing the king slide rails to jam. I moved the position of the brackets slightly to get fresh wood and used some square drive screws of an appropriate length. You could also consider making some small thin blocks and attaching the blocks to the wall, then the brackets to the blocks..

If you do move the brackets, make sure to test closing the king bed carefully to test the alignment. The rail on mine drooped a little, so the farther bracket needed to be slightly lower than the close one.
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They are antenna that are utilized with the optional short wave radio. Lol. Appears you got your answer. Happy camping
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A little follow up for you all.. I went back today (since I was loading up) and had a look. I took a photo of my brackets' current position, and did a little tapping / pressing to see if I could find solid wood. There seemed to be at least a little bit of real wood behind the paneling, but it was offset and only by the leftmost bracket. So it seems to me that each pop up is probably different, but if you just knock on different parts of the paneling, or try pressing on it gently, you'll see where's solid and where's not.


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You can see in this photo as I mentioned before, that I put the second bracket a skosh lower to prevent the rails from jamming.
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