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Has anyone noticed the heads of the screws holding the interior window trim are breaking off. It's like they were all over tightened at the factory weakening or just breaking the heads that are beginning to fall out. Other than drilling out each one does anyone know a remedy for this. Cheap imported screws one issue I think along with wrong screw gun setting. 

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I remember this being a problem with some of the 2017s. I haven't heard anything since then. What year is your Oliver?

I'll see if I  can find a thread for you.

 

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2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Thanks. Yes it's a 2017 of course. Lost about 15 through out the trailer so far. I have not tightened them. We just find the heads of the screws laying around and find where they have broken. No rough terrain driving at all. 

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Here you go. 

Just curious, what's your hull number? Looks like most of the others were constructed about the same time.

Sherry

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2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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What did you guys do about it?  Afraid it will start letting water in. Do you know if it's just asthetic or not.? I will check on my Hull number but if memory serves it's 238. Again thanks for all the great input from this forum 

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Mine have been breaking since we bought ours used a couple years ago. 2016 LE II, hull 138. On my todo list to repair.

Neil & Diana

 

Living full time in our Oliver traveling North America

 

 

2016 Oliver Legacy Elite II Raised Twin Bed. Hull # 138

 

 

2020 F250 4x4, Supercab, Longbed, 7.3 gasser

 

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The screws only hold the inner and outer trim rings together. They are not inherent to a watertight seal. The easiest way to get the broken ones out are to remove them all and release the inner ring. The broken screws can be removed with a pair of vice grips. The do not go into a hole in the outer frame, rather a channel that runs around the frame. This will prevent you from having to try to line up all the screws when reinstalling.

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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