Rivets in tight spaces - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-23-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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I've been replacing the rivets in our 19' Scamp and had to contort myself to reach the bottom one along the side bath wall that is behind the heater.

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Yes...I fit through the small door by the fridge

All I can say is good thing that my wife hasn't been able to put that extra weight on me that she's been trying to do for the last 9 years.

I just put on the new axle, wheels and tires this week. I almost have all the rivets replaced. My five-year-old made me install the new water fill port and electrical box today. A few more hardware items to redo on the exterior and then I'll be ready for the leak tests. Once I make sure there are no leaks, I can reassemble the inside and install the hardwood floor (I've got quite a bit torn apart).


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Old 06-23-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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sure... blame it on the 5 year old...

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Old 06-26-2007, 07:21 AM   #3
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Ah, yes, the contortionist factor of rivet application and other small trailer repair procedures, I know it well. I have gotten myself in some pretty tight places to repair rivets and other things. I was momentarily caught inside one of those small cabinets once. I was able to get my shoulders in just far enough to work, but when it came time to exit ... well, the trailer finally decided to release me.
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