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Old 03-28-2020, 01:12 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm a new member. Just joined today. I purchased a Winnebago Micro Minnie in May of last year. Love it. I'm new at this so my first trip was a learning experience. Quite a learning experience. Fortunately other RV'rs at a few campgrounds were very friendly and extremely helpful.
I would have been lost without them. Not being familiar with a camper, I had issues with almost everything. Like I said, quite a learning xperience.

I now have a problem that again, I need help with. The shade over my main window at the table has dropped off. It appears that this is the second time. I see holes where the previous owner appears to have tried to re mount it.
I purchased some "L" brackets and some slightly heavier screws, but I don't know what's behind the wall. Are there studs along the side of the window? Is there a header above the window? Any one else have this problem.

I'd appreciate any help or advice I can get. Thanks....

PS it's a 1706FB
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:37 PM   #2
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Framing in Rv are much lighter and often not where we might think normal in houses. Finding them is critical for my thinking on mounting shades, etc. that get a pretty good workout as we lift/lower them. You are correct to look for real wood but how to find it is pretty tough at times. How are you on the old " knock and listen" thing? If I can't find it by pressing on the wall or listen for the hollow sound to change, I go with drilling or using an existing hole and running a wire like #12 electrical in to feel around. Sometimes the wall is solid with foamboard and I can only drill a few times and hope to find good wood.
Another, more modern method is the stud finders which use electronics to sense the density of the wall as they can "see" wires, pipes and such. Pretty expensive for one time use, though.
This might give you a good shot:
Why no RV year, make and floorplan on MY signature as we suggest for others?
I currently DO NOT have one!
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to the board, we have a 1708FB which is essentially the same camper as your. We love it as well. Wish I could help you the framing, good advice on the previous post and I wish i could add more.
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