Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
CharlieTwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 232
cover for airconditioner

The roof top cover for my air conditioner unit has four screws that hold it down. I was going to take it off and clean the unit up, but one of the screws just spins. I figure that the nuts must be spot welded onto the frame of the air conditioner and must have broken loose. The only thing I can figure out to fix the problem is to grind off the head of the screw, but that would be difficult to do since the screw is recessed into the cover itself. Any ideas? I would hate to have to have the unit serviced and have to pay a bunch for getting that screw out before they can work on it.
__________________

__________________
ARMY VIET-NAM 70-71
95 Winnebago Brave Sport. 27'
94 33' Fleetwood Wilderness
CharlieTwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
scenic route's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,767
Try using a thin chisel between the fastener head the shroud while backing out the screw...the outward tension on the nut plate may be just enough to stop the nut from turning and be able to remove the screw. Otherwise, you may just have to drill the screw head off. Bob
__________________

__________________
Jan and Bob

RIP 'Squeaky'
scenic route is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Can you get a vice gripe or pliers on the head of the screw and pull out while you turn it?
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CharlieTwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 232
I will try the chisel trick if there is enough room. I can't get a vice grip on it. If I try to drill it, the head will just spin.
__________________
ARMY VIET-NAM 70-71
95 Winnebago Brave Sport. 27'
94 33' Fleetwood Wilderness
CharlieTwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
I was lucky that this didn't happen to me, but they sure can get tight. (rust) After I removed mine, I placed some silicone grease on the threads for easier removal next time.
__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 05:59 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 463
Take care doing it but "mutilate" the cover a bit around the guilty screw. It might not even have a nut behind it, just a self tapping screw. Put a large washer under a new screw head to cover your "modification" and you're done.
__________________
Doug and Cassi
'05 Itasca Meridian 36G
'99 Jeep Wrangler
OldChief7155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 689
Try using a putty knife in lieu of the chisel or grind a cheapy screwdriver down with a nail puller type "V" in the center
__________________

__________________
RVhauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alaska Caravan for 2012? djpotts50 Military / Veteran RVing 46 07-30-2012 11:27 AM
Vagabonds for life Montanacraig New Member Check-In 11 04-20-2012 03:08 PM
RO water system for drinking water Jeepster Class A Motorhome Discussions 62 04-05-2012 02:33 PM
$8.00 a gallon for gas? Wanabee FTer Just Conversation 101 03-28-2012 09:22 AM
Looking for Redwood Owners w/ SRW Diesel redalertsc 5th Wheel Discussion 18 03-25-2012 09:31 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.