Originally Posted by TimR
Other than the inside of the bolt showing Perry, what is the reason you wouldn't want to bolt it in?
I just sold
an 83 Scamp that I had refurbished.
It had a 10' awning rail on it that had been installed with butyl tape under the rail and then bolted on.
Almost every bolt had leaked and rust stained the wall covering.
It was an unsightly mess.
I ended up cleaning the mess up as well as I could and then installed seam tape over the interior length of the rail to cover the mess.
Rivets are aluminum which doesn't rust and are self sealing.
I replaced every rivet in the Scamp because there were no caps or cap bases on them.
There was not one rivet leak in the trailer.