My 5500 has 90deg metal brackets at various places in the cabinets. Most of them look rusted/dirty, so I will replace them.
Two of them are holding the upper part of the galley to the ceiling:
Two others are holding the shower compartment to the ceiling in a similar fashion:
Wood screws are used to attach them to the cabinets, but on the ceiling the brackets have rivets. There is no wood to screw anything on the ceiling, as it's only the Ensolite and then the FG shell. From outside on the roof I can see, where these rivets are, some blobs of sealant. I assume the rivets go through the FG shell. There are no water leaks
nor any evidence or past leakage.
My question is: is this the way these trailers were built originally, with the brackets riveted through the ceiling, or is this another "good idea" a previous owner of my trailer had?
If it wasn't like that off the factory, how were these brackets attached to the ceiling?
I'm thinking of drilling the rivets off, put in nice'n shiny new brackets, then use stainless steel bolts, washers and sealant to re-attach to the FG shell.