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    Screw Heads Popping Off

    Cotton picking screw heads keep popping off. i've replaced 3 just recently. I've been just filling the hole then drill a new hole beside the old and using new stainless screws.
    How many have you had pop off?
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    Steve & Tami Cass - Escapee's Fulltimers
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    None so far on the Solitude, but had several on the Reflection. In each case, there was corrosion in the remaining part of the screw indicating that water had gotten in behind the trim. I resealed the trim all along the top side with silicone.

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    I had one on my Solitude. My plan was to drill a tunnel in the shaft, remove it with a easy out but unable to make any progress drilling even with both titanium and when that failed cobalt drill bits. Ended up covering with Lexel caulking.
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    Lost track on my Momentum, even the D ring screws in the garage popped off. So far only 1 on my Reflection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    None so far on the Solitude, but had several on the Reflection. In each case, there was corrosion in the remaining part of the screw indicating that water had gotten in behind the trim. I resealed the trim all along the top side with silicone.

    Rob
    I didn't think about corrosion of the screw shank causing the head to pop off. I didn't pay much attention to looking in the hole at what was left of the screw, makes sense though. Some of the screws are in at an angle so I could see how water could wick past the head. I think on the trim pieces its happening too, I'll back out the factory screws and put some sealer behind them and retighten, then seal across the top of the trim.

    As a side note, we had some torrential rains here. I was out inspecting the rig this morning and saw that under the bedroom slide the floor was damp along one of the edges. Got to look at that more closely. The schwintek lower gear rail is right along the bottom of the slide and "L" turns under the floor @ 1/4 inch, and I could see where water had run down the rail and wicked underneath the rail to the bedroom slide wood floor. Gotta stop that from happening again.
    Steve & Tami Cass - Escapee's Fulltimers
    2019 Solitude 3350RL S-Class, Pin Weight 3550#, Avg Loaded Weight 15,500#, MorRyde RPB72-1621 pin Box, TST-507-TPMS, Centramatic Wheel Balancers
    2018 Ram 3500, Laramie Longhorn Southfork, 6.7L CTD, 4x4, 220a Alt, Exh Brake, AISIN 6sp Auto, CC, LB, DRW, 3.73 gears, 5th Wh Prep, Payload 5,390#, B&W Companion RVK3600 Texas Class A Non-CDL Exempt Drivers License

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