Actually, I think I found some really nice toggle bolts that can handle up to 1000lbs or so in concrete (265lbs in drywall) and will take a 3/8" coarse thread bolt. They are good to about 3" of depth. I think they should work well with the fiberglass and assorted materials that are sandwiched together to make up the walls of my Chieftain.
So, I am going to give those a try and see how it goes.
Thanks for the advice. It made me re-think things and I found a better solution (I hope).
The attachment point where the lower awning anchors are bolted in to the side of my 1990 Winnebago Chieftain has started to fail and the bolts are pulling out (this is not good). So, I need to replace the bolts with something that goes all the way through the wall and has a nut on it (at least I think that is the solution). I measured the point and its below interior floor level. So, doing that would not create an intrusion on the interior of the RV.
The only way to get access to the area where the bolts go through is to drop the basement storage. I don't anticipate that being too difficult. But, I've never done it before. So, I thought I would ask if anyone else had done it and to get some pointers and tips on removing them.
Thanks in advance!
Do NOT stay at Jones RV Park in Norcross - it is not a good area of town.
Your real options are as follows:
Ft Yargo State Park - up 316 (off I-85). Its not a huge detour from I-85. But, it is one.
One of the COE parks at Lake Lanier is your best bet - Gainesville or Buford both have some there. Its not right off the interstate. But, they are in that corridor.
Given that you are coming from I-20 and headed to I-85, I'd also recommend you look at Stone Mountain. You could come off I-20 and head to the park and then head back to 285 and on to 85. That may actually be your best bet. If all you are doing is overnighting then it probably is a bit much for that.
You could also head up closer to SC and stay at one of the state parks up there - Hartwell is about 20-30 minutes from the interstate and there are some other options along there as well.
When I was down there on Christmas Day with the wife (yes just last week), I saw a class A (33-35' estimate) with a car behind it parked along the street a block or so over from the Aquarium. I was kind of surprised.
I think your best bet is to go when there are no events at Phillips Arena, Georgia Dome, and World Congress Center and park in one of the lots for those venues (like the suggested Yellow Lot). It would be a short walk from there.