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Roof Patches & Light Delete
Warning Light Delete, Strobe Patch, Passive Vent Delete, Convert E-Hatch to 14" RV appliance
Camping in our Happy Place under Florida's warm winter sunset.
Interior view where the roof steel is joined to the hat channel on both sides. The screws holes on the channel remain from the ceiling panels.
Factory rivets are about 2-1/2" apart, through each flat of the hat channel. I placed 3/16" rivets in the channel between. Opposite the ceiling panel...
Clecos are the best way to secure two or more pieces of sheet metal. I strongly suggest buying a set before performing any sheetmetal work. (Screws...
Interior of seals
Self leveling cam
Before
Just a (better) internet pic of nema 4x ko seals.
After mechanical sanding with 60 grit Gator paper. I applied Ospho and brushed several minutes with a wirewheel. Later, temporary plugging holes...
I saved both hangers that supported the other two units for reuse. They were pop-riveted to the ceiling skin only.
These photos were takes after lowering the rear evaporator, before skinning the ceiling. Three out of four were shinny. Not good odds for leaving...
Interior view after removing and cleaning the rust above.
Clamp the material together and centeralign the holes, for a tight fit.
Jay Cee Sales & Rivet 
 
These are the rivets I used to join two sheets of 16 gauage or smaller. 100% sealed & no duds.
NEMA 4X, k/o seal, 1/2" knock out, see electric supply, $7 each. Larger sized available. 
 
Approx. 1-3/8" dia, steel convex head with included,...
We treated Aluminum damage with Ospho & wirewheel twice, two days in a row. Sanded & cleaned the area, then coated with bare metal primer (10 days...
Washed the roof while searching for any leak. So far, no water penetration.
Removed Aluminum from Steel. 
The most corrosion is present where there are no holes, yet more pressure/friction. Note the rivets. Both bolts were...
Removed Aluminum from Steel. 
Note the distance from only two bolt holes as compared to the most severely to the affected areas.
I removed the Aluminum channel strut to find (worse than) what I expected. Rot, caused by bolting Aluminum to Steel. (Galvanic reaction). 
Under the...
Recessed warning light patch. Each with six new holes, stainless rivets & Dynatron 550. 
Decals removed with plastic scraper & mineral...
Front warning lights, recessed delete.
New model retains the 2005 updated high roof. Changes include: water resistant engine vents, rad moved to the side, taillights altered, bumper more...
7" Light delete: 16g patch is applied to the interior side for a more flush & subtle finish.
Sealed factory screw holes with one pass of fiberglass, sanded and primered. Primered disks held with clecos, as rain is imminent. I may skim and...
 

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