Hi I am mike in edmonton - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Hi I am mike in edmonton

just got a gutted cadet 13 foot trailer frame and body in great shape and will be doing an interior renovation. looking for some parts door latch, window latches and advice on mounting interior cabinets ect. looking forward to any info that is out there. also any cadet owners in the greater edmonton alberta area? love to hear from you. thanks

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Old 10-05-2014, 12:08 PM   #2
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Welcome Mike

there are really only 2 basic ways to connect cabinets, most original cabinets on fiberglass rv's are installed using rivets or other fastener through the fiberglass shell from the outside, this is fast, easy and effective but any time you drill a hole through the shell there is the possibility of a leak, this can also cause a more concentrated stress at each fastener which can start to crack, although this cracking is usually just in the gelcoat.

The second method and the one I refer is to epoxy blocking or anchor points to the inside of the body and connect the cabinets to these, very clean look, no holes and not leaks, it also spreads the load over a larger area and reduces the potential for stress cracks
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