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Old 06-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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roof to wall rivets?

I have a 2005 Holiday rambler enderour.This weekend we started getting rain in over the entry door.Upon inspection I see the rivets that hold the roof to the walls have pulled through.Are there any tricks to fix this?Do I have to pull the trim outside then replace the rivets then get it all repainted?Thanks

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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Have you tried to pop out or drill out rivet holes and try some larger pan head stainless steel screws to pull siding together?
Not sure you have a metal stud behind this seam but you may I'd say you should.
Use a small drill to start don't want large hole just enough to get out rivets, start with one than work to next one.

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Old 06-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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If you can drill the rivets out there is a type of pop rivet that expands a lot more than standard ones.
They are called "Oscar rivets" or "moly rivets". The first time I saw them was with the window awning install hardware furnished by A&E. They are designed to hold in thin material.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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I have replaced rivets on the "beltline" of our HR. I just used the smallest drill that would remove old rivets, then replaced with the same size. Just for peace of mind, I also drilled new holes between the old and added new rivets while I was there. Good luck, HarveyP
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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But-why did they pull out? I wouldn't fix it till I knew that.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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Ireplaced them and added a few.Looks like they just wear out and crack.All these wall slides must make the whole motorhome flex and move.Thanks

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