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Old 06-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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replacing the drip cap over the door

Scamp 5th wheel. What is the rivets gripping on the backside? Acorn nuts?
Do I need to pull away the "rat fur" to see them? Is the rat fur glued around all the windows if I have to pull the windows for new Butyl tape?

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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Scamp uses "blind" rivets- nothin' back there but more rivet! To remove, just drill out the center, usually a 1/8 bit will do it.
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If you've never used a blind riveter, Youtube has lots of vids on the subject.

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Yep, just drill out, a piece will fall to the back between the shell and reflectix where it stays for forever.
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Can the rivets be bought at hardware store or are they an unusual length
and only through Scamp?
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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Rivets again.......

Oh and where have I seen acorn nuts holding the backside of the rivet?
Are all the rivets (windows etc) I see...blind rivets on the Scamp?
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I buy the aluminum rivets I need at True Value Hardware... local source. Maybe this will help you? Scamp Rivet Size List
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John,
The rivets with the acorn nuts are the same type of blind rivet. The Acorn nut is there for either esthetics or strength (i.e. in stead of a backing washer)
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Oh and where have I seen acorn nuts holding the backside of the rivet?
Are all the rivets (windows etc) I see...blind rivets on the Scamp?
Scamp uses acorns on the inside on cabinets but curtains rods, water, electrical fittings etc are all blind rivets.
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