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Old 08-01-2022, 06:09 PM   #1
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Three Rivets in Row Missing-Odd?

The three rivets behind the air conditioner interior intakes are missing on my 2017 International Serenity 25. This seems very odd especially since they are the only rivets ever to go missing on the trailer.

We noticed this when attempting to remove the screens to clean them. So I started wondering if they exist as screen release access holes. We were not able to get the screens off so just vacuumed them.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:29 AM   #2
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There was a recent post about rivets in this area missing the rib and not holding up the skin correctly but that doesn't explain three falling out. Mysterious.
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The screens should come down easily enough. You won't have access to the filters until you get them off. Try a plastic tool to gently pry on one to get it loose and be prepared for it to fall. Definitely replace the rivets - their only purpose is to secure the aluminum to the structure. I generally find rivet heads on the floor when one pops off.
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:43 PM   #4
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The screens should come down easily enough. You won't have access to the filters until you get them off. Try a plastic tool to gently pry on one to get it loose and be prepared for it to fall. Definitely replace the rivets - their only purpose is to secure the aluminum to the structure. I generally find rivet heads on the floor when one pops off.
Thanks. I'll try the plastic window tool. Wasn't sure if they were intended to be removable. Yes....no rivet heads on the floor. Puzzling.
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