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Old 01-20-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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What is this cabinet fastener?

The overhead cabinets of my 2013 25FB Flying Cloud seem to be attached at two areas: the back of the cabinet is screwed into the wall, and at the top, there is a metal strip the cabinet is hung from and screwed to. The strip is fastened to the ceiling with a few screws, and one other fastener. Is this fastener just a wide-headed pop rivet, or is it something else (Olympic?).

There have been a few cases reported here on Airforums, where overhead cabinets have fallen down. I have had a rivet shear off in the wall inside the overhead cabinet by my door, so I'm thinking this part of the trailer is experiencing shock/vibration. If I wanted to ensure that my cabinet stays up, what type of fastener would I add to this metal strip at the top? Sheet metal screws (And should they be stainless)? Pop Rivets? Rivnuts? Olympic Rivets?
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the right rivet

Hi SSquared,
I think it's this:

Large Flange Rivets

And maybe, rivet into the rib.
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Hi SSquared,
I think it's this:

Large Flange Rivets

And maybe, rivet into the rib.
That could be it. The head on mine is 5/8 inch, same as in the rivet you linked. In my trailer, the rivets are not located on a rib.

Looking again at my trailer, I see that the small overhead cabinet on the street side in the bedroom has only three screws holding the top mounting rail to the ceiling, and no rivets. Doesn't look all that secure, but since that cabinet is rather small and used for light stuff (clothing), I guess I shouldn't worry about it.

The large cabinets on the end have no visible fasteners. I don't know how they are attached or how one would reinforce their mounting.
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