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Old 06-26-2022, 12:09 PM   #1
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Smile Awning - Lippert Solera Replacement

Hello,

Huge unexepected storm - we have a 1 year old Keystone Cougar.
Left Idler Arm and Head broke.

We replaced it with a whole new left side Idler Arm and Head.

When attaching the 43 bolts at the very top went in o.k. The 4 other rivet
holes are now too big for new rivets.

What's a camper to do? Any ideas?

Thank you,
Chip & Carla
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:15 PM   #2
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Rotate the cap on the roller tube, drill new holes.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hi Chuckster!

I'm Chipster! lol

No, it's the 69' channel that hooks right up to the outside of the camping trailer.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:37 PM   #4
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We just had a thread about that:

https://www.keystoneforums.com/forum...ng+rail+rivets
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Old 06-26-2022, 02:12 PM   #5
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Chuckster,

Thank you so much for sending that thread! Good suggestions but it still seems there might be some issues with the rivets.

This Forum is such a great resource ...it has been really helpful to us.
thanks again,
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Old 06-26-2022, 02:19 PM   #6
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Since the rivets used have 3 “wings” that expand, they will grip real tight in some fairly large holes. I use them at work v
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