Originally Posted by chuck9997
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.