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Old 04-01-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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can I mount a small level with screws and still have warranty in tact?

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I ordered a small level with 2 small screws to mount on my new Rockwood Hardside Camper. I realized that there is a chance such a minor permanent mount might void the warranty. Can someone on this form definitely confirm the general guidelines for external modifications that are considered acceptable by Rockwood? Thank you!!!
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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Why don't you just use two sided tape to hold it on?
Did mine that way 4 years ago! Still holding!

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Old 04-01-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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thank you

Thanks for the tip. I did not know those tapes would hold up that well on the exterior. I'll just do that! But I really am wanting to know if such a basic type of mod would impact the warranty. Appreciate the help! I am new to this.
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Automotive molding tape.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. I did not know those tapes would hold up that well on the exterior. I'll just do that! But I really am wanting to know if such a basic type of mod would impact the warranty. Appreciate the help! I am new to this.
It probably won't void your warranty "unless" water gets into your screw holes then we'll kiss your warranty goodbye and be watching for the side to de-laminate

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Old 04-01-2015, 09:59 PM   #6
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got it...thanks. I'll take the conservative approach. Ordered the tape and all set. :-)
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:23 PM   #7
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Mine levels have been stuck on my A-Frame for several years and not fallen off yet.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:31 PM   #8
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Can't see it the best here, but my stick on level is still there!
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:41 PM   #9
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Try the self adhesive levels

I've used the Hoppy level with the inch markings on the front and just the plain levels between the axles, both self adhesive for years. They don't go anywhere. Have a new v lite on order and will put them on there too
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:49 PM   #10
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On our first fifth wheel, the levels were still on after 8 years. When I picked up the current fifth wheel, I had bought new levels, but when we got there for the PDI, the dealer had already installed new levels. This has been 3 seasons so far.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:16 PM   #11
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Can't see it the best here, but my stick on level is still there!
It might be just me, but I think you may need to readjust your levels
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got it...thanks. I'll take the conservative approach. Ordered the tape and all set. :-)
Just put some caulking behind the level and screw it to the side. 2 sided tape is good, but it can move even tho' it will hold it to the camper indefinitely.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #13
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If you have any doubts with the tape you ordered there is always Scotch Extreme Exterior double stick tape. The tape is grey with a red peel off cover. Believe me, it will be there forever
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Guess I'm the only one who uses a little 6" hand held level on the floor when we arrive. Works great - plus I get to direct DH to tilt the trailer just a smidge towards his side of the bed to keep him from wanting to roll my way during the night ... what he doesn't know ;-)
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Guess I'm the only one who uses a little 6" hand held level on the floor when we arrive. Works great - plus I get to direct DH to tilt the trailer just a smidge towards his side of the bed to keep him from wanting to roll my way during the night ... what he doesn't know ;-)

My wife uses an 18"'level on the floor inside of the door. We've started experimenting with her measuring level off of the side of the camper, but she hasn't been able to translate that into the number of blocks required yet.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:36 PM   #16
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Get the 3M 2 sided emblem tape at any local parts store. That stuff is amazing and will not come off but will have to be pried off when you want to move it. I have used it on car emblems, mail box numbers and countless other things out in the elements.
Just something that I can't bring myself to do is drill a hole in something that stays out in the elements.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:08 AM   #17
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I actually asked for the dealer to install screw on levels vs. the stick on type as a condition of the sale. I was thinking same as you, they would fall off. He refused to do it because it would void my warranty should an issue arise from the drilling of holes into the sides. They did install stick ons and they are still on it after the first year. Which I honestly didn't think would happen!
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:12 AM   #18
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Thanks to all...I get it now. I appreciate your response, Kenrod, that definitively addresses the warranty question. I am all set!
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:20 AM   #19
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As an added measure of security I also used silicone along the edges.
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:07 AM   #20
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What I really like about my stick on levels is that you can move them if the trailer is not quite level. Makes everything appear perfect!
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