Good idea Dale. I've replaced a few rivets, here and there, myself. With all the vibration, wind, pulling and flexing, I've found plenty of loose panels, brackets and other parts. While fast and efficient while building, I don't think the rivets work well in structural things for RVs. Short of installing rows and rows of rivets like airplanes have, screws and bolts are often better. I'm thinking the proper rivet count for the rear air-spoiler would be about 100. 25 for each bracket. Hmm, would they fit?
Thanks for mentioning the screw sizes. I spend more time driving to HD and back, getting the right screws than I do making the fix.
2003 Alpine 40FDTS (400HP)
Long Beach, CA