Originally Posted by john g43
On our 2004 Sightseer, the left outside headlight has come loose and is rattling around in the housing. I wired it back up to hold it in pretty well. I thing the frame was originally welded to the metal frame that attaches to the fiberglass body shell. I can't find any screw holes or evidence of rivets. How can this be replaced? Workhorse shop, Winnebago, Chevy dealer?? It doesn't look like a job I can tackle myself. Any others have this problem? Solutions?
Thanks for any help.
John & Sue
John & Sue,
You're not along here. Winne and Itasca "glued" many components on yours and every other coach of their making and, continues the practice today. There are stories of entire generator/hood doors, falling off due to the release of the glue agent. The back deck hoods have come loose, headlight mounting brackets, and many, many more.
Now, not seeing yours up close, I'd say that this is what happened. But, pictures would say a lot here if, you could get some and post them, it surely would help in our analysis. Lots of folks have taken the "re-glue" on themselves and, prepped the metal, and the fiberglass for a new application of glue.
What to use...Well, many on here have used JB Weld, some have used fiberglass resin, some have used a product called: Six 10. Here's a link to that particular epoxy. Apparently it's got some serious strength. But, the main ingredient to a good glue joint is, making sure that both sides of the glue joint are ultra - clean.
But, if you don't think this is a project for you to handle, yep, an RV Body Repair shop near you will handle this job quite well. They do that sort of stuff all day long. Good luck.