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Old 03-21-2016, 12:33 PM   #21
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Heard a lot about rivets and bubble window leaks. Also heard that Rockwood no longer uses the rivets on aframes. Is this true? Are the rivets the biggest cause of leaks? How can I tell if the rivets were used on my bubble windows? I have a 2014 a122s.
I believe during the 2012 model year they quit using rivets on bubble windows. My 2012 A124 model does not have rivets but I have seen some early 2012 models that do. Any 2013 and up models I have seen do not have them. I have read somewhere that the reason they are no longer used is because they were cracking around the holes for the rivets due to expansion and contraction. As someone said you do not need rivets, just bond them to roof as Forest River does and reduce the chance of cracking. chuck9997 if you don't see rivets around perimeter of bubble or dots of caulk you probably do not have rivets.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:57 PM   #22
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My A122S does not have rivets. There is really no need for them as adhesive tape can hold the window on very well.


Some developments in my original issue in this thread.

Both the dealer and FR told me the windows were not covered under the roof warranty.

I used an acrylic adhesive to seal the cracks in the corners of my rear window. So far it has held to water out. If this fails then I will have to go to the dealer for a replacement window.

I've looked around but cannot find polycarbonate windows of the correct size so the only way to go is replacement acrylic windows. Modding with flat polycarbonate sheet is probably beyond my skill set to engineer.
Here a link to a thread on someone that bought Lexan on the net. post 11

Replacement Skylight?
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Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately they don't have lights to fit the long rear window, which is the problem window for me.
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Replacement RV Skylights from EZ Tops World Wide Inc.

At bottom of chart they have e-mail with your size. I just assumed they would make different sizes. Sorry
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Please allow 1\16th for expansion or contraction . ...noticed that statement right away...
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At bottom of chart they have e-mail with your size. I just assumed they would make different sizes. Sorry
Thanks again for your suggestion. I hadn't seen the email link. The web page is a visual mess. I'll look into it further. ->
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