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Old 12-01-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Where to find factory screws?

I have an 09 Wildwood. I noticed the other day I am missing a couple of screws that hold the wheel well trim on. Went to the RV dealer to get them and they don't carry them? Plus the parts lady was kind of a jerk when it told her it wasn't the right one.

Does anyone know who might carry them? They have a square head and appear to be plated with an anti corrosion material.


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Old 12-01-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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Are they painted? If not I'd take one to HD or Lowes and buy something similar in stainless steel, doubt if they have any in aluminum. If they need to be painted you'll probably have to get something in a spray that's close but paint all of them the same. You could also call FR parts department. They most likely would send you what you need.


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Old 12-01-2009, 01:52 PM   #3
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I would NEVER replace hardware used by the manufacturer with like type. Reason is they use the cheapest crap they can get. I always replace any hardware on the outside of the rig with stainless steel so that it doesn't stand any chance of rusting. The manufacturers don't make their own hardware they buy it by the pallet from the lowest bidder and that is the same companies that make the hardware you find at any hardware or home improvement store.

The square head is called a "Robertson head" They can be found at most any hardware store. You don't have to use the same thing. A Phillips or Torx screw will work just the same. However like I said, use stainless. If it needs to be painted then hit it with some spray paint.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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Might try here, or another specialty screw place. I'm not affiliated in any way.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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Those screws are widely used in the mobile home industry. I would go to a mobile home supply store, or you could ask the tech guys at your dealership where you got your camper- they probably have a drawer full of miscellaneous screws- maybe some that fit what you need. Randy
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:27 AM   #6
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Might try looking in cupboards, behind false walls. Bound to be some loose ones laying around
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply's.

I have found a few lying around. Used one outside, the enviroment wasn't friendly to it. I will hit the HD or Lowe's and get the stainless. Hopefully they will quit falling out. Might use a little blue Lock tight.


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