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    To insure that the rivnut is 100% water tight I have ordered some rivnuts which have a seal built under the lip which will compress when installed. I will then fill the gutter with water to test this


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    You'll be using blind rivnuts?

    Not trusting rivnuts, I went for simple plain holes and a nut and bolt. The rhino/witter rack brackets have a rubber seal. I put a splodge or tiger seal in.

    Three years in and no leaks yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    You'll be using blind rivnuts?

    Not trusting rivnuts, I went for simple plain holes and a nut and bolt. The rhino/witter rack brackets have a rubber seal. I put a splodge or tiger seal in.

    Three years in and no leaks yet
    Got any pics reg? My thoughts behind blind rather than open is less chance of a leak with a bolt in. Even with a rubber washer there is still a chance water might find its way through for example if the bolt was over tightened and the washer distorts.


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    It seems Iíve overlooked the depth protruding into the van. The rivnut will sit lower than the roof lining oops. I donít suppose anyone can get a pic of a t5,s fixing from Thule inside of the van. Unless I can find a shorter blind rivnut I might have to use a nut instead.



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    But at least your experimenting on a roof section and not a roof mate.And its helping others on here with similar ideas.

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    But ones crimped it's almost flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    But ones crimped it's almost flat

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    The one in the pic is crimped. The crimp section of the rivnut is only about 8mm of the length of the shaft.


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