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Old 09-28-2015, 10:41 PM   #51
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Just did mine too. I put sealant under as well. You do have to be careful with the self tappers. Had the clutch set too high and stripped the first one.
I did the self taps just to get it set up for a trip. Already have SS bolts and lock nuts to replace them later.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:52 PM   #52
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I did the self taps just to get it set up for a trip. Already have SS bolts and lock nuts to replace them later.
I got my addiction to stainless steel with our truck camper.
Nothing like replacing 46 rusting screws with stainless screws, around just one window.
I still only use stainless after I throw away the stuff that comes with everything I buy.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:21 AM   #53
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I still only use stainless after I throw away the stuff that comes with everything I buy.
Stainless, the only way to go. It's really not that much more expensive considering that as time goes by it's not going to be leaving rust streaks down the side of your trailer.

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Old 09-29-2015, 01:44 AM   #54
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I like stainless, too.
Just don't replace supplied hardware with stainless without checking strength grade. I'm sure that's not an issue with the solar panel hardware, but typical stainless steel bolts are not as strong as some of the fasteners you'll find in a car (or aircraft, getting even further from trailers...).
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