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Old 05-31-2016, 02:43 AM   #11
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I had been aprehensive of this procedure for months because I didn't want to remove the access door or the drawer above. I get sort of dizzy and nauseous when I bend over. My wife got the first three screws out but said the last one was stripped. Luckily, I looked at one of the screws she removed and noticed it was a square drive, not a phillips. Once I Put a square drive on it the removal and installation of the panel was quite easy.

Thanks Forest River, a good design.
Honestly, it really is a good design from a manufacturers perspective. Since your original problem has been solved, we can go off-topic here somewhat. We have discussed the Robertson Drive screws (and similar types) before, but here is a link that kinda explains them, and why manufacturers use them....dating all the way back to some of the first Ford products.

When a Phillips is not a Phillips! - 5

but if you really want to follow the money and possibly why Forest River uses them so much, check out who owns the Robertson company nowadays. LOL

http://www.robertsonscrew.com/history.html
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:26 PM   #12
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Honestly, it really is a good design from a manufacturers perspective. Since your original problem has been solved, we can go off-topic here somewhat. We have discussed the Robertson Drive screws (and similar types) before, but here is a link that kinda explains them, and why manufacturers use them....dating all the way back to some of the first Ford products.

When a Phillips is not a Phillips! - 5

but if you really want to follow the money and possibly why Forest River uses them so much, check out who owns the Robertson company nowadays. LOL

Robertson Website - History
That was interesting. My wife asked how long those screws have been around and I told 10 years, maybe 20. HA!
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:50 PM   #13
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That was interesting. My wife asked how long those screws have been around and I told 10 years, maybe 20. HA!
Yep, they were patented a few decades before the Phillips.
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