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Old 05-01-2004, 03:53 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by 74Argosy24MH
On the plus side these won't be the only source of attachment, just replacing some that have lost tension over the years, he can replace 2 for 1 if that is what it takes.

That sounds like a good idea. For bolts in the center of the floor where the problem was flexing and dry rot, replacing them is self tapping screws would be ok. I'm still a little cautious if the bolts were rusty, that the rust will cause the threads to rust out again pretty quickly.

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Old 05-02-2004, 07:55 AM   #22
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I don't know if this is significant or not, but I was looking through my service manual at the way the fresh water tank is supported. One of the angle-iron pieces is held in with 1x1/4 self-tapping screws. The removal procedure in the manual doesn't mention removing the other 3 angles, so I don't know how they're actually attached (anyone else know? ). But anyway, that z-angle is holding up more than 1/4 of the weight of a full tank, bouncing down the road...well...maybe not. maybe the others are welded in place, and they're supporting all the weight. but anyway, I've looked at mine, and it doesn't look like its about to fall out any time soon

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