Was doing a search and came across this thread. Although over a year old now, I'm hoping that all of you who posted will get notifications . If not, I'll PM several of you. I recently posted regarding a leak along the rear trailer wall/floor area, directly in between the two bench seats where the water line runs. If you will, it is directly below the rear slider window. Window seal/weep holes are fine, water lines don't leak....so I started investigating snap caps last night and rivets.
Noticed that the two snap caps on either side of the spare tire had screws in them, and i didn't know if this was "normal" or not. As I still cannot find my leak, I thought these looked fishy. My trailer had been in an accident and during this, the scamp
table shifted and snapped, the the PO said he had to put in new screws on the inside for the table bracket. So...I'm thinking...
Went outside and noticed the two snap caps on either side of the spare had wood screws in them. The one on the right of the spare is corroded and spinning. In lieu of being able to uncover this leak so far, I thought perhaps I should try replacing the one corroded and spinning screw, if nothing else. May be my leak source, as that certainly is where I'm noticing water. Not alot; just what you can dab up on a paper towel where FG wall meets floor.
Should l use #8 SS screws (I assume that is factory size?) or try a slightly larger one? I've replaced rivets, but these are the first screws I've ever seen in my 2012 13er. When you put the screws in, do you put butyl putty tape around the hole, much like rivets, or do you use some type of glue or sealant as you drive them in? If so, what brand name of glue or sealant would you suggest? I do have butyl, and a tube of proflex sealant here at the house.
Just clutching at straws here as time is running out for this leak. Work overtime a lot, winter is coming, and my weekends are full. I sincerely appreciate your help, and again, I'll PM all who posted if for some reason you can't get notifications for new posts to old threads.