Name of hardware item? - Fiberglass RV
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-11-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Name of hardware item?

I am looking for a piece of hardware but can't search it because I don't have a clue what it is called. I am hoping someone will be able to understand my description and know the name.
It is a round metal item with a base about 3/4" in diameter (may be other sizes) with a thinner round piece of metal that is hinged and comes up from the centre of the base. The item being held (a tarp at the grommet for instance) is held down by the folded over hinged metal piece.
I want to see if they would work to hold a flexible solar panel (having grommet type holes around the edges) on my rock guard when I am camping. I want something that will allow me to put the panel on and off easily.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 03:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Eric
Trailer: 1987 Casita 16
Illinois
Posts: 500
picture would help
EricAllyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 03:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
librarianocnj's Avatar
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Ocean City, NJ
Posts: 100
Sounds like you are talking about twist studs, but you need a special shape grommet for them to work.
__________________
Gordon and Anne
2010 Suzuki Equator "Suzi Q"
2015 Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Pod Puppies: Josie and Frankie, Casita Kittens: Madison & Razzel & Mrs. Chow
librarianocnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 03:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
British Columbia
Posts: 7,247
No clue.
But you could search Lee Valley Tools catalogue and you'd likely find something that will work, and lots of other stuff you really, really want to add to your order.
Attached Thumbnails
Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 2.53.33 PM.png  
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 04:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricAllyn View Post
picture would help
Can't put a picture if I cannot find the item and I cannot find it without a name or at least some hints on where to start.
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 04:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by librarianocnj View Post
Sounds like you are talking about twist studs, but you need a special shape grommet for them to work.
Thanks Gordon, Those are really close but I have it in my mind that there are some that hinge and bend over (maybe I dreamt it). I can see what you mean. You would need an oblong grommet.

"But you could search Lee Valley Tools catalogue and you'd likely find something that will work, and lots of other stuff you really, really want to add to your order." So true Glen. My Lee Valley catalogues are full of sticky notes marking all my "wants".
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 04:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Scamp 13
California
Posts: 1,880
Check the Sailrite catalog.

Sailrite - Fabric, Canvas, and Sewing Machines Since 1969
stevebaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 05:07 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 7,758
Registry



floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Eric
Trailer: 1987 Casita 16
Illinois
Posts: 500
Sorry about the picture comment, after I posted it I thought -- that's dumb -- if there was a picture they wouldn't need help.
EricAllyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 05:29 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Eric
Trailer: 1987 Casita 16
Illinois
Posts: 500

Is it something like this?
EricAllyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 05:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Eric
Trailer: 1987 Casita 16
Illinois
Posts: 500
https://smile.amazon.com/piece-Stain...s=tarp+holders
EricAllyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #12
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie Y
Trailer: Escape 21 - Felicity
Oregon
Posts: 1,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patricia D. View Post
Can't put a picture if I cannot find the item and I cannot find it without a name or at least some hints on where to start.
Make a sketch and post that.
__________________
Charlie Y

Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design: https://RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 06:38 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Buggeee's Avatar
 
Name: Buggeee
Trailer: Playpac
OH
Posts: 327
dzus fastener

????
Buggeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricAllyn View Post
Sorry about the picture comment, after I posted it I thought -- that's dumb -- if there was a picture they wouldn't need help.
And after I responded, I thought that perhaps you had thought that I was trying to replace something already on my trailer but I did not know the name of it. to look for it online.
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 09:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by tractors1 View Post
Make a sketch and post that.
Charlie, tried that with a friend. Just got a blank stare in response. My drawing skills are dismal.
Gordon suggested twist studs:
The right idea for sure but I think I have seen some that bend over instead of twisting
so they can be used with a round hole.
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 09:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevebaz View Post
Thanks, Steve. I checked the catalogue and found the kind of thing I had in mind though I thought the part that bent over was round as well.
Just called a Stayput Fastener:
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 10:22 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by floyd View Post



Thanks for posting that. It gave me an idea.
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 10:50 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
librarianocnj's Avatar
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Ocean City, NJ
Posts: 100
I'm confused by the Staput Fastener. Is there some kind of detent in the tounge that would keep it from vibrating back to open. I looked at the Staput literature and they don't say. Is this intended to only be used when the trailer is stationary
?
__________________
Gordon and Anne
2010 Suzuki Equator "Suzi Q"
2015 Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Pod Puppies: Josie and Frankie, Casita Kittens: Madison & Razzel & Mrs. Chow
librarianocnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 05:48 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Patricia D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Patricia
Trailer: 1975 Ventura
Ontario
Posts: 351
Good point Gordon. I am not sure how well it would function when moving. For my purposes though, I think it could work as I will only be using it when i am stopped.
Patricia D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 06:58 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
librarianocnj's Avatar
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Ocean City, NJ
Posts: 100
Still looks like a great idea to get more solar when camping.
__________________
Gordon and Anne
2010 Suzuki Equator "Suzi Q"
2015 Casita Independence "Callimachusita"
Pod Puppies: Josie and Frankie, Casita Kittens: Madison & Razzel & Mrs. Chow
librarianocnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Referral to an eBay item I found Frederick L. Simson Classified Archives 1 04-05-2009 01:00 PM
Whats the BEST camping item? Kevin K General Chat 32 04-01-2009 04:57 PM
New camping item Catalog Darwin Maring General Chat 1 03-18-2007 10:52 AM
must have item for your next beer can chicken Tom Trostel Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 3 02-04-2007 08:04 AM
Whats MOST important item to you when buying a new unit Chester Taje General Chat 30 11-30-2006 10:48 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.