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Old 05-09-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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interior end cap removal

Hello, I am attempting to remove the endcap on my trailer in order to fix or have fixed some fist sized dents on the exterior.What is the best way without making a mess of the interior. Thanks

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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I am going to remove my interior endcap today. I have some pretty big dents in my exterior endcap.

My Argosy endcap is metal, and I first tried to epoxy some flange nuts in the dents, so i could screw a threaded rod into the nuts and give a big yank and hope I could pull the dents without taking off the didnt work.

Looks like it could be a big job handeling that interior endcap by yourself without breaking anything......I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #3
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Getting it back in may be a harder task....
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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In my '78 Sovereign it was no easy task. The interior skin that is riveted over the end cap hides blind rivets that hold the end caps in place, probably for construction purposes. Once the rivets were drilled out of the skin, it had to be peeled back or removed to get to the blind rivets. Then drilled, ground, or chiseled the no longer blind rivets to loosen the end cap, and removed it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:27 PM   #5
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I successfully removed my endcap this afternoon and pushed out all of my dents.

i was able to avoid damage to any of the interior skins. Like the above post says you have to peel back some of the skins to drill out the rivets on the endcap. I would not have been able to get mine out without removing the antenna handle.......removing this allowed the skin to dropdown further. Use a number 7 drill bit that is around 6 inches long.

after I pushed the dents out of the endcap, I sat in a lawn chair and just stared at the exterior of my dent free endcap and drank a beer........nice.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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Since most of the Argosy interior end caps are made of plastic, they don't do well flexing or bending. I cut mine in two pieces and used them as mold to create a fiberglass endcap. It took some time but gave a nice finished look that will last a long time.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #7
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I have come to notice a damaged place in my end cap in the bedroom on my 93 Excella.... Its in the top right hand corner of where a cabinet is, its a small hole with a crack coming off of it. Can you buy a replacement end cap or should I just attempt to repair it?
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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I have to replace a rear endcap also. Tree damage...

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