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tamraking 04-01-2015 09:28 PM

can I mount a small level with screws and still have warranty in tact?
 
Hello,
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!!!

TURBS 04-01-2015 09:30 PM

Why don't you just use two sided tape to hold it on?
Did mine that way 4 years ago! Still holding!

TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded, 32bhok Sabre

tamraking 04-01-2015 09:35 PM

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.

deartruc 04-01-2015 09:46 PM

Automotive molding tape.

TURBS 04-01-2015 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tamraking (Post 823600)
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

TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded, 32bhok Sabre

tamraking 04-01-2015 09:59 PM

got it...thanks. I'll take the conservative approach. Ordered the tape and all set. :-)

handbuilder 04-01-2015 10:23 PM

Mine levels have been stuck on my A-Frame for several years and not fallen off yet.

jtstromsburg 04-01-2015 10:31 PM

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Can't see it the best here, but my stick on level is still there! ;)

jeff64 04-02-2015 01:41 PM

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

Filthy Beast 04-02-2015 01:49 PM

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. :cool:

deartruc 04-02-2015 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtstromsburg (Post 823653)
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
:roflblack:

OldCoot 04-02-2015 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tamraking (Post 823625)
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.

Al Fiallos 04-02-2015 08:17 PM

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 :(
Regards, Al

Life Without Whine 04-02-2015 08:38 PM

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 ;-)

ependydad 04-02-2015 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Life Without Whine (Post 824613)
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.

Tanddhall 04-02-2015 09:36 PM

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.

Kenrod 04-04-2015 09:08 AM

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!

tamraking 04-04-2015 09:12 AM

Thanks to all...I get it now. I appreciate your response, Kenrod, that definitively addresses the warranty question. I am all set!

Willybgh 04-06-2015 07:20 AM

As an added measure of security I also used silicone along the edges.

Skip 63 04-11-2015 11:07 AM

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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