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Old 05-05-2014, 12:49 PM   #21
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A bipartite thread (big word I learned in college):

Re rivets and caulk: What's wrong with silicone and fiberglass?

Re build sheet: As I remember, the few times I changed things (by phone or email) I received a new corrected copy the next day from Kim. Problem is there are so many ideas on the forum it's hard to keep it simple.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:03 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
There's nothing wrong with using the proper caulk with professional looking results on the exterior of an all molded towable. However, never around the perimeter of a window, it's not needed.


Some call it Silly-Cone for a reason. Although I prefer Devil's Bane, a temporary solution that can cause a permanent problem.
And I thought that I was the only one that had no kind words for silicone. Loren
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Marlene View Post
Re: using screws instead of rivets. I used to do aircraft maintenance and they use both screws and rivets. The rivets were frequently easier to remove because the screws had so much corrosion on them that the heads either stripped or broke off and then had to be drilled out anyway. I know aircraft are in a much harsher environment but I'm sure the main difference would be how frequently the screws are removed.
I would imagine that in aircraft maintenance neither the screw or the rivet gets caulked after use.
I wouldn't expect a stainless screw to rust once caulked.
That is why I would opt for screws instead of rivets on my build list for any and all roof vents, fans etc.
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