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Old 03-10-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Replacement Floor Register

I have a 2008 Forest River Sandpiper and one of the floor registers is broken. I have seen 4x8, 4x10 & 4x12 sizes which I believe are the dimensions of the opening in which it fits. I purchased a 4x8 and it fits the opening just fine but the distance between the screw holes is greater than the original one. Has anyone found a register that fits these 5th wheelers?
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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If you're looking for the exact replacement you probably should contact FR for at least the manufacturer of the register they used. Chances are they may have changed vendors so they may no longer carry that line.
If the opening is completely covered and the only issue is screw alignment you can always just make new holes provided that's what you want to do and like the replacement register. If you want the exact brand of register there are numerous RV Parts websites and most likely you'll find what you're looking for.They have pictures of the products.

http://www.go-rv.com/coast/do/catalo...24&pageNum=195

This link may help.
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I have one in my rig where one of the screws was too close to the opening edge and didn't grab anything when it was installed. I was wondering if a normal vent from the Home Depot would work as I need something with the holes farther apart.

I would think that if it fits the opening then as long as the screws have something to grab into it wouldn't matter if it didn't line up with the old holes.
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I have one in my rig where one of the screws was too close to the opening edge and didn't grab anything when it was installed. I was wondering if a normal vent from the Home Depot would work as I need something with the holes farther apart.

I would think that if it fits the opening then as long as the screws have something to grab into it wouldn't matter if it didn't line up with the old holes.
The floor registers sold by HD are for residential use and most likely will not have screw holes but you can drill holes through the floor register flange if you want but they are designed to just lay in. Now, they may bounce out of the opening if they're very loose while traveling down the road. However they're much easier to remove to vacuum out the duct.
Sidewall Registers, generally white, have screw holes but will have a handle that sticks out from the front. You don't want to use these as floor registers.
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The floor registers sold by HD are for residential use and most likely will not have screw holes but you can drill holes through the floor register flange if you want but they are designed to just lay in. Now, they may bounce out of the opening if they're very loose while traveling down the road. However they're much easier to remove to vacuum out the duct.
Sidewall Registers, generally white, have screw holes but will have a handle that sticks out from the front. You don't want to use these as floor registers.
Ahh, yessss, Thanks Charlie, I hadn't thought about that. I might have to just make the one I have work. Maybe get under there and provide something for the screw to bite into.

O.K. one more thing to add to the "to do" list. At this rate I will be well into the next life and not be even half way done....
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You could always weld something using 3/8" re-bar and tack that thing in. It won't go nowhere.

Or the residential type my work. Also you can look at mobile home styles as well. Let us know whatcha do.
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Ahh, yesss, Thanks Charlie, I hadn't thought about that. I might have to just make the one I have work. Maybe get under there and provide something for the screw to bite into.

O.K. one more thing to add to the "to do" list. At this rate I will be well into the next life and not be even half way done....
Or you can use velcro on each end if it on something other then carpet.
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You could always weld something using 3/8" re-bar and tack that thing in. It won't go nowhere.

Or the residential type my work. Also you can look at mobile home styles as well. Let us know whatcha do.
You're starting to sound like a Jeeper' Overkill is the name of the game with trail rigs.
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You're starting to sound like a Jeeper' Overkill is the name of the game with trail rigs.
Never owned a Jeep. I've always been a Binder guy.

but yeah overkill everything
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