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Old 06-25-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Santa Fe - lift problem

I have a 2007 Fleetwood Santa Fe that has been unused for 18 months. Today I opened it and discovered that the ratchet for the lift system does not hold the top up. I suspect that insects may have nested in the mechanism (we have lots of mud wasps here). I wd-40'd the heck out of it and it seems to be working better but I'd like to actually pull off the back and make sure everything is working as designed.

My questions:

The top of the rear plastic panel is held on by large pop rivets. Are these special rivets and where can I purchase them?

Anything else I need to know about pulling off that panel?

Are there any "secrets" about how the ratchet system works and how to maintain it?

As always, thanks for the input.
Tim M.
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