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Old 10-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #29
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Someone said something to the fact of a nut on the end?
Scamp shots rivets into acorn nuts where they will be visible on the inside of the trailer - usually around cabinets etc. Just to pretty it up.
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I just had to call Scamp. They use all Alum rivets with washers and to fancy it up he said acorn nuts. So yes they are just pop rivets. Buy them at your local store people.
The washer would be used to expand the area that it holds on the inside. It also can be use if the rivet is too long. Scamp sells nothing special on the rivets. So buy the cheapest you can find. I also noted the size they use on their web site if your not sure. Remember to always use the Butly tape and or seal and make sure the rivet goes in easy and not tight. A rivet hole should never be a tight hole.
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I just had to call Scamp. They use all Alum rivets with washers and to fancy it up he said acorn nuts. .
Did they actually say they used washers? Never seen a Scamp with washers on the rivets - only acorn nuts or nothing ...... must be something new. Only have seen washers used on bolt on parts such as awning holders etc.

I know I and a few others here put a bit of butyl tape on the bottom of the snap cap retaining ring prior to attaching the rivet. Works well.
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Did they actually say they used washers? Never seen a Scamp with washers on the rivets - only acorn nuts or nothing ...... must be something new. Only have seen washers used on bolt on parts such as awning holders etc.

I know I and a few others here put a bit of butyl tape on the bottom of the snap cap retaining ring prior to attaching the rivet. Works well.
I have no reason to lie about that. But putting a washer on a rivet is a norm. Nothing wrong with that at all. Matter of fact it is better to use a washer. It covers more area for the hold. Just make sure you add it to the thickness so you put the right size rivet in. The "Military" does it too! We know how you like that so I guess it is sold now. Lol.
Has far as putting Butly or seal on the bottom of the rivet is also a norm. But make sure you put it under the head of the rivet too. Not sure if Scamp does it but I would say they don't. Time is money.
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I have no reason to lie about that..
Wasnt suggesting you were just wondered if perhaps there may have been a miscommunications in regards to under what circumstances they use washers. As said none to be found on my scamp where they have used rivets and I have helped a number of folks fix a few things on much newer than mine Scamps and had never seen one... simple that. Agree using them is a good thing and wonder when they started to use them.

Your also correct Scamp does not use butyl tape on rivets.
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