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Old 12-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Interior panel replacement

Hey guys, i have removed my interior panels to replace the insulation and make a couple other repairs.
are there any alternatives to riveting the panels back on?
dry wall alternatives, panel alternatives or something like that?
mind you, i have an Argosy where the walls have some curvature, flexibility is a must.

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Old 12-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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No and no.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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One word: weight. The frames and axles are designed for a maximum weight with the trailer ready to go camping. The frames are not known for extreme rigidity, either. They have to flex while towing. What you are talking about adds quite a bit of weight to the unit.
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you could screw them back on, but that would be weird. The real question is.. what is your problem with rivets?
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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no problem with rivets, just never used them before. youtube makes it seem pretty easy to install. this weekend i shall get my hands on rivets, any tips of what not to do or things to avoid..?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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It is easy - especially with interior panels which go on with pop-rivets.

The only two suggestions I would have are:

1) use all aluminum rivets (no steel shanks)
2) for doing an entire interior, it's definately easier with a pnuematic rivet gun

Good luck!

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