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Old 10-07-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi, I was sitting around a camp fire this past weekend and we had the discussion about what is better for your slide out construction. Screws or pop rivets? Any opinions on which is a better way to construct a a slide out? I have looked at a number of motorhomes and it seems to be brand dependent. The conversation came up because we attended the hershey PA rv show and one of the sales folks at the show was claiming that as a design plus. Please give me your thoughts.
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Hi, I was sitting around a camp fire this past weekend and we had the discussion about what is better for your slide out construction. Screws or pop rivets? Any opinions on which is a better way to construct a a slide out? I have looked at a number of motorhomes and it seems to be brand dependent. The conversation came up because we attended the hershey PA rv show and one of the sales folks at the show was claiming that as a design plus. Please give me your thoughts.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">one of the sales folks at the show was claiming that as a design plus </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Was claiming WHICH as a design plus??? RV sales folks I have talked with will tell you the make they are selling today has all kinds of design advantages over other brands. And next month when you find them at a different dealership selling another brand, suddenly THAT brand has all kinds of design advantages...
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I would rather have all framing welded than the use of fasteners of any kind.
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I agree that welded is the way to go. But for obviouse reasons if my only choices are screws or rivets I'll take the rivets if it's something I won't ever want to take apart and screws if it is! Rivets can be and often are drilled out if needed but it's a messy process that usually leaves a bigger hole. Just me .02
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The salesman was saying the rivets were the design . of course the ones he was selling had them. I was just curious if there was any truth to the statement.
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