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Old 03-24-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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Banana wrap rivet?

What size rivet do I use to reinstall new banana wrap (the rivets under the trailer). I know I use 1/8" for the outside, but do I use the mongo ones that I used on the belly pan to rivet the underside? I can't recall what I took off (it was so long ago!!!)
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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Hi Becky,

Not sure if this will help or not, but from what I remember in removing the banana wraps and belly pan last Summer, the banana wraps had a mix of rivet sizes holding them on. The larger rivets were used where they connected to the belly pan, and all other places used the 1/8" size if memory serves.

I'd say use whatever fits the holes that are still in the banana wraps from when you drilled the rivets out.

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Well, I've made new banana wrap. I can look at the old stuff & see if there are signs of what was there. You're probably right about the larger ones on the bottom. I'm just wondering if they're the really big ones like I used on the belly pan. (I have to get more of them if they are!)
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You made new banana wrap? Cool! Got any pictures?

Are there holes in the belly pan or frame or supports for the banana wrap that would give you a clue as to the rivet size? I wouldn't think you'd need the really big rivets with the big heads like are used on the belly pan. The banana wraps aren't near as much sheet metal weight to try and hold up, plus they're a thicker sheet than the belly wrap.

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I cut the banana wrap this winter. Now I'm in the process of painting it (the aluminum came primed). I still have to find two leaks before I can put the insulation in the outrigger sections & put the banana wrap back on. I'm really nervous about getting it on there without any wrinkles or bumps! I used the same thickness as the belly pan, so I hope it holds up well!
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Okay, nubee here. Searched for an hour on "banana wrap." What/where is it? Might need one, but won't know for sure until i know what it is? Is there a glossary of terms here somewhere? FAQ is no help.
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Okay, nubee here. Searched for an hour on "banana wrap." What/where is it? Might need one, but won't know for sure until i know what it is? Is there a glossary of terms here somewhere? FAQ is no help.

The banana wrap is the section of aluminum that wraps the lowest portion of the trailer & it continues on underneath the trailer. Newer trailers have dark grey banana wrap. That's what color my banana wrap is. Which, by the way, is going on pretty well. I used the 3/16" size rivet for underneath the trailer & the 1/8" size for the top. I'll post some pix when I'm finished.
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