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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 11-15-2010
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Tommy,

To further your knowledge , yes the wooden plugs cover screws up. You have to remove all of them and the pull bar on the door to get the main inside door panel off on mine. It sounds worse than it really is.
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Tommy,

To further your knowledge , yes the wooden plugs cover screws up. You have to remove all of them and the pull bar on the door to get the main inside door panel off on mine. It sounds worse than it really is.
And, in the interest of "full disclosure". When re-gluing the plugs back in place, place a pinhead drop of glue on the edge, just enough to hold it in place, but not enough to make it difficult to get in there next time!

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And, in the interest of "full disclosure". When re-gluing the plugs back in place, place a pinhead drop of glue on the edge, just enough to hold it in place, but not enough to make it difficult to get in there next time!

I haven't found the need for a glue, yet. If I firmly push them in, they've stayed so far.


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And, in the interest of "full disclosure". When re-gluing the plugs back in place, place a pinhead drop of glue on the edge, just enough to hold it in place, but not enough to make it difficult to get in there next time!

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Good info on how to reinstall them but if you want to know the secret for getting them out try an awl and a clean putty knife. Place the putty knife alongside the plug. Stab the awl into the side of the plug and lift out. Watch where it flies as it will come out at 90mph. The putty knife protects the paint work from awl marks. When you reinsert the plugs point the small awl hole down or in some other direction where it won't show. Using an awl beats plier which break the paint and deform the plug.
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A knife and a putty knife works well and doesn't put a hole in it.

While you are at it, if you are encountering stripped self-tapping screws, DO NOT go to a larger screw; install a rivnut. I did all of mine and am glad since I had to remove the cover several more times before I got it right.
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A knife and a putty knife works well and doesn't put a hole in it.

While you are at it, if you are encountering stripped self-tapping screws, DO NOT go to a larger screw; install a rivnut. I did all of mine and am glad since I had to remove the cover several more times before I got it right.
The thing that bugs me about rivnuts is that the panel doesn't fit flush due to the rivnut lip. Most times, it doesn't matter, but sometimes it does. Anyone have any experience with a threaded insert that fits flush? I suppose it depends on the thickness of the material. Probably won't find anything for sheet metal.
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welder is flush fitting~!
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David

I have used the fluse mount rivnuts. They are neat but can be a problem,
1 not as strong as standard rivnuts
2 must countersink mounting holes-BAD if oversunk
3 NEVER use power tools to install or remove bolts from rivnuts
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I have used silicone rubber sealant on damaged 'Christmas trees' when reinstalling the panels. It worked just fine. They should come out about as easy as the Christmas trees did.
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David,

Rivnuts have a flange, but steel polynuts do not and do not need to be countersunk. They have not failed me yet.
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