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Old 08-03-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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Berkshire bay door body screws

I posted on a general FR tech forum, with little response, so I suspect this might be specific to Berk. There are Torx screws on my bay doors that are bigger than a T15 and smaller than a T20. They don't have the security stud in the middle.

Does anybody know where to get driver bits for these? When I brought my 34QS in for warranty service they didn't accomplish any task that involved these screws, so it looks like the dealer doesn't have driver bits either.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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Are you sure they are torx screws and not square?
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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Are you sure they are torx screws and not square?
Not square. I'm from Canada and am very familiar with Robertson screws, which are the square ones.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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I guess I should have typed better. The most common Torx head screws are 6 pointed. The ones on the bay doors are 8 pointed. A #2 Robertson bit will fit it.

Sorry for the confusion.
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They look like torx just a shade under t20. a #2 robertson does fit I'm not crazy about the fit. It seems like it could strip easy if it is too tight.
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CC you are correct. A #2 Robertson fits. The same as with the tail light frames.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:06 PM   #7
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A Square bit will work, that's what they are designed for. I had an enclosed car trailer, called the Mfg. square was his answer. Like you, I tried every torx bit in the tool box.
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I guess I should have typed better. The most common Torx head screws are 6 pointed. The ones on the bay doors are 8 pointed. A #2 Robertson bit will fit it.

Sorry for the confusion.
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I don't find any torx fasteners on my Wildcat, but I do have quite a few #2 square drive fasteners. Maybe that's what you're looking at -- they can look like torx.
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Thanks.

I thought more carefully about your answer and realized that this is, indeed, an 8-pt fastener that fits a square #2 Robertson driver, so I am able to work with them.

The fastener and driver combination seems to be a combination that uses the worst of the two systems. So, I suspect it is done to work around the Torx and Robertson patents.

The screws look like a #10, and the Robertson world would drive them with a larger #3 driver, not a #2. And the Torx world would use a real 8pt (you may be right that it is 6 pt) driver, not 4 pt.

Thanks to all for your advice.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:51 PM   #9
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A Square bit will work, that's what they are designed for. I had an enclosed car trailer, called the Mfg. square was his answer. Like you, I tried every torx bit in the tool box.

+1. That's what I used to replace one of my latch mechanisms.


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