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Old 05-07-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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Using Pop Rivets

Dear FRF users, we'd like to add lightweight shelving inside our Rockwood Ultra Lite TT. Any recommendations on using a pop rivets? How about max size - do you know what size I can safely use without penetrating the exterior fiberglass? Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:23 PM   #2
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What are you going to pop rivet into? The inside of the trailer will be a thin wood veiner and will not hold a pop rivet.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:56 PM   #3
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HVive, thanks for the reply. Planned to attach a couple of things to exterior walls. Valance brakets, toothbrush holder, etc, all look to be attached to these exterior walls with screws. I daw a video on YouTube showing how easy a pop rivet was. Am I mistaken?
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:24 PM   #4
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I had the same issue and found that pop rivets do NOT work for most of the walls in our Sabre 31 BKOK -6


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Old 05-08-2016, 05:22 PM   #5
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I just watched the rv geeks use pop rivets. But I am still not sure how well they would hold. All the things on my walls are held on with screws.
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Pop rivets work great for materials stronger than wood veneer like aluminum and steel. You can put washers on them as a backing that is not going to work in this case. Pop rivets would not be my choice for this application.
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I have used the short and wide plastic screw in anchors which screw in flat on the wall, then use the accompanying screw to secure light objects. Make sure that both anchor and screw are not too long, or you will go through the wall.
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If you decide to use pop rivets, you would need to use steel instead of the aluminum. With all the bouncing, the aluminum will not hold up. They can be easily drilled out if you want to remove them later. But like Canadiancrew mentioned, only use them with a metal backing of some type. A wood backed wall will not work and you are better off with a wide threaded screw.
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I would recommend Molly screws, they work best for me.
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