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Old 10-15-2015, 03:22 PM   #401
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There are several bolts in your ceiling, the 4 for the a/c as well as the antenna and MaxFann all with -0- condensation issues in the winter. You covered the interior with caps so I doubt you will have any issues with wetness.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:34 PM   #402
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Dear lord sometimes I hate "spell check". I meant to say "nuts" but I probably mistyped a letter and spell check "fixed" it for me. I don't have any nurses in my trailer, and if I did, I wouldn't cover them with "brush on electrical tape".
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:34 PM   #403
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I wonder if on newer trailers ETI puts bolt in from the inside before they install the headliner? That way this wouldn't be an issue.
ETI installed the "fix" for me and said they now bolt the solar panel before the headliner is installed.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #404
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Dear lord sometimes I hate "spell check". I meant to say "nuts" but I probably mistyped a letter and spell check "fixed" it for me. I don't have any nurses in my trailer, and if I did, I wouldn't cover them with "brush on electrical tape".
I'm going to hold off installing the brackets until next spring. I'm not really welcoming the idea of drilling holes in the roof of my still new trailer and I've now procrastinated long enough that it's getting too cold. Hopefully, I won't need any nurses after I attempt this either.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:00 PM   #405
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I was going to put it off also until I inspected the panels and saw they were loose.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #406
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I wonder is some small circles of the liner could be made and then glued over the nuts inside with contact cement?
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #407
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Dear lord sometimes I hate "spell check". I meant to say "nuts" but I probably mistyped a letter and spell check "fixed" it for me. I don't have any nurses in my trailer, and if I did, I wouldn't cover them with "brush on electrical tape".
Diet Coke just shot out of my nose!
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:28 PM   #408
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I thought Leon had a vast knowledge of mechanical parts and I would have to ask him what that is. Something that of course we needed also. And would have to buy from Camping World (hubby added).
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:00 PM   #409
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I don't have any nurses in my trailer, and if I did, I wouldn't cover them with "brush on electrical tape".
Good - given the similarity of dried brush-on electrical tape to latex, that would be a little on the racy side for the forum.

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There are several bolts in your ceiling, the 4 for the a/c as well as the antenna and MaxFann all with -0- condensation issues in the winter.
Typically there are screws in the interior trim around a MaxxFan which go into the housing, but not through to the outside. In the air conditioners I have, there are no visible fastener heads. Are there really bolts which go all the way through from exposed on the exterior to exposed on the interior in the MaxxFan or A/C installation? Which end are the nuts on?

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You covered the interior with caps so I doubt you will have any issues with wetness.
I assume that while the bolt head is capped, the fender washer extends well beyond the cap.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:55 AM   #410
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I thought that the solar panel kits use 'well nuts' so that you just have to penetrate the fiberglass and not the head-liner.
Is there no air space between the fiberglass and the head-liner?
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