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Old 06-16-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Rivet type/size?

Anyone familiar with the type/size rivet that is used for the following parts? Looking to replace ourselves but wanted to be sure to buy the right one(s)
- Battery vent cover
- Outdoor shower box
- Door holder latch thingy 🤷*♀️
Do they all use the same?
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:18 PM   #2
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Looking for that Info too

Glad you asked this question as I need to replace the door holder with a stainless steel version. The rivets had me stumped.
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:24 PM   #3
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Glad you asked this question as I need to replace the door holder with a stainless steel version. The rivets had me stumped.

I tried looking in other threads but I wasn’t sure I was getting the right/ exact info I needed. Hopefully we can get this confusion solved
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This is the only post about rivet length, that I can find quickly: https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post310340


Read what Myron said too!
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:30 PM   #5
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This is my experience
On the 2010 19 I hit a magpie in southern Colorado. He rolled over the top of the Highlander and smacked the belly band. When I checked it there were a few feathers stuck to the vinyl and the heads were popped off of the pop rivets holding the aluminum strip. When I got home I marked the depth on 5/32 drill bit and drilled out the river. The remaining aluminum Curley ques were easy to pull out with a needle nose pliers. I tried a 3/16 rivet with a 3/16 grip range allowing for the thickness of the aluminum strip and the fiberglass mate up and got a nice tight hold. Never had to mess with it again. Then in the next couple years I replaced the plastic electrical cord cover and used the same rivets in aluminum. The thickness of the plastic , butyl tape sealer and fiberglass all add up to be more than 1/8 inch so I stayed with 3/16. Then on the 2013 Escape 21 I replaced the battery vent hose cover. Again 3/16 by 3/16. Your experience may vary but that’s mine. I have a little box of spares and do a little visual inspection every so often.
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Thanks 4 Rivet Info

Thanks Donna and Iowa D. Great help in getting started with repair.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:39 PM   #7
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Not sure if this will help, but Escape provided this info to me regarding the mounting of an exterior handle. The last image shows the recommended rivets. Note that they are rivets designed for soft material.
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Thanks Tburt and iowa Dave
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