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#11 SkyP


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:11 PM

Rivnuts may work but even better IMO are PlusNuts, especially in thinner metal.




I used a bunch of PlusNuts building out 2 Transit van interiors- very thin metal.  I defy anyone to pull a plusnut out- rivnuts can come out fairly easy in thin material.

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#12 Ruck_and_Roll


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 12:23 AM

A little update here....


-Good luck funding self tapping screws bigger than what is already on there...went to multiple hardware stores.  You certainly can find something longer, but if you're looking for larger diameter, you're local Home Depot/Lowes/True Value won't have it....

-Ended up using a slightly thicker lag screw (same length) and that seemed to do the trick, so I think I can avoid redrill and/or plus/riv nut for now....

-Talked to FWC, and the gooey stuff is apparently Butyl tape.  Certainly doesn't look like tape, but hey, this is what butyl tape may look like after 13 years.

-On further investigation, the corner bracket actually seems to have gotten bent/warped slightly.  I am sure these are circa 2008, and it is the "2 part" type, so I don't think I have any chance of fitting of the bracket flush against the camper unless I replace.  


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 05:36 AM

In 2016, wuck did this interesting post on using rivnuts to mount the brackets on his 04 Hawk...


wuck's rivnut post from his 'My 04 Hawk' thread


And in this December 2019 post, wuck tells us how the rivnuts he installed three years previous are doing...


wuck's rivnut update in the 'I have a screw loose' thread

Thank you sir!


Rivnut fix still very strong, no issues. Wish I had done a better job painting the brackets before I installed them :)



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