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Old 08-09-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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What were these for?

Just wondering what the two metal brackets on the back of my Boler were for and also the round thing below them?

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Can I remove them? The round thing goes through to the inside so I'd have some repair to do. The metal bracket thingies I was just going to cut off.


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Old 08-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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Looks like something to hold an antenna and seal the wire going throught the body.
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Looks like Roy has the answer.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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So I'm ok cutting off/ removing them? Or maybe I should just leave them for when I rig up solar power sometime in the future?


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just thinking here and I have no real answer for your question. I think what I would do is just leave them,at least for now,if there aren't any problems right now with them being there,other than looks,as you use your camper more you just might find a good use for them just like they are.

I'm sure someone with a lot more knowledge than me will speak up and give you some much better advice and a lot better answer to your question.

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:33 AM   #6
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I was temporarily siliconing around the window I need to replace so I used that to seal up the outside of that round thing. The PO had sealed it up high tech style with a piece of crumpled paper.

I'll just leave everything for right now.


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I was temporarily siliconing around the window
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:58 AM   #8
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Donna's right WE don't use silicone on fiberglass trailers
THAT'S a no no !!!!
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I've used silicone. And the world didn't end. My trailer


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Why don't we use silicone on FG travel trailers?
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:15 AM   #12
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Ooops!! Why?? I used it on the outside (marine grade)... Is that even worse?

I thought I'd be able to peel it off when I tear the window out! The inside is a mess of it from PO's attempt of trying to see how long they could go without replacing the gasket.




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It's the peeling part that's the problem, it don't peel !
Sticks to the fiberglass like s--t to a blanket.
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Oh dear. Well, what's done is done. Is there a way to fix it? Because my little bit of silicone is the least of my worries. I think the window has about 20 years worth of different silicones on it. I'm guessing I'm going to be kept very busy with a carefully wielded scraper after I take out the window?


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