Originally Posted by deryk
.it isn't an overly complex job or requiring a lot of tools or skill.
No it is not - when I did mine I spent more time cleaning up the frame of the vent of all the old caulking & who knows what else that had been put on it over the years than I did actually removing the old rivets and reinstalling them. The nice thing about the large escape
hatch is that you can actually stand up through it making it very easy to get at all the rivets that need to be drilled out and then reset.
Suggest the OP buys his wife a good quality rivet gun for her old trailer
as this will not be the first and only job a rivet gun will be needed for it.
As far as getting all the old caulking & other goop off the frame goes I tried a number of different products but found that once removed that leaving the frame heavily coated with DAP Silicone Be Gone overnight worked the best.