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Old 08-15-2018, 09:13 AM   #21
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Ya know this brings back up my point that replacing at least part of the Corplast with easily removable (maybe even hinged) Aluminum hatches at critical access points would be a great mod
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:46 AM   #22
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Replaced the manuel valves because one failed , and the other was so hard to open and close.the electric valves I used have a manuel override as well. Two years no problems
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:49 AM   #23
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I just cut three sides, and use a sip tie to reseal
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:35 AM   #24
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Replaced the manuel valves because one failed , and the other was so hard to open and close.the electric valves I used have a manuel override as well. Two years no problems
What brand and model?
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:37 AM   #25
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I just cut three sides, and use a sip tie to reseal
I like a better deal than that. I have had mice issues in the underbelly due to gaps left by just the sort of thing your talking about. It is amazing how much damage the little vermin can do
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:32 AM   #26
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I got this tip from scottz, cut out the plastic you see near the head of the nail. I used dykes to distort it, then pinch it off. Then with a 1/4" socket on a ratchet, give the nail a rotation to break its friction from the frame. Then as you "unscrew" it, pry the nail downward with a pry tool of your choice. A standard screwdriver works. It pops out very easily. Replace with a #14 3/4" self drilling/tapping screw in the same hole, with a fender washer to fit.

I replaced all the nails with screws so when stuff breaks on the road I can get in there and fix stuff.
Thank you! This info was HUGELY useful. We have the nails and your comment gave me the confidence to remove them. I actually ended up using vice grips hard locked on to the head, I could then wiggle them around and back and forth and they'd then pull away. Took some effort though! Thanks again--appreciate the advice
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One of our members posted for removing the nails he used 1/4" socket on his drill in reverse and a pry bar under the fender washer to pry down as you run the drill in reverse. I tried it. Very effective.
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