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Old 02-06-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Torx fasteners (not)

I have a leak in my water compartment area. All of the panels are held in place with "Torx" or star fasteners. Does anyone know what size Fleetwood uses, all of the ones I have do not fit, and I have been unable to find one that does. The sizes that I have been able to find go from "15" to "20" and I think I need somewhere about an "18". If anyone call tell me what they use and where they got it from I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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Mine are not Torx but square drives, it caused me some confusion trying to find a right sized Torx but found out they are square drive screws.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Usually the big box stores have a great assortment of them. Another place would be Harbor Freight. A call to the mfr. might be in order to find out what size they are using and they may also be able to tell where to get one. They may even sell ont to you.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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NC Travler as buck62 said. Try a #2 square drive bit. Hope this will help you out.
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Yep...#2 square drive.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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They are actually "double square" screw/bolt heads, which is a #2 square with two sets of "corners" offset by 45 degrees, to make it quicker/easier to insert the bit in the screw head. The factory guys are in a hurry, so they don't want to have to fumble around to get their screw gun bit into the head.

That's why you see eight corners instead of the usual four on a Roberts square drive. And the eight corners tend to make people jump to the conclusion it is a torx, but its not.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advise. Square drive bit worked like a charm. Fixed the leak with no problem once i was using the right tool.
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Get a set of Torx and Roberts drives and keep them on the RV. Well worth the $$$$.

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