Dometic Exterior Panel Thumb Screws

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Dometic Exterior Panel Thumb Screws

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I am trying to replace the chrome thumb screws on the access panels to the refrigerator and such. I've been searching but have not had much luck. Any help is appreciated. I suppose, as a last resort, I can have them re chromed...
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I might be getting close to answering my own question. I find it to be formally called a 'Captive Panel Screw' with lots of choices at: https://www.lyntron.com/captive-panel-screw-type-1

Now I need to go out to the shop and determine the specifics to this little aperture with a threaded base...
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Huh. Mine doesn't have those, it has aluminum turn handles.
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They are ordered. Had to order more than I needed so if anybody needs some, I've got an extra set plus...
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skater wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:27 pm
Huh. Mine doesn't have those, it has aluminum turn handles.
Mine has quite a few items others don't have. I race with an Airstream dealer out of Portland and he thinks mine is one of the prototypes built at the very beginning of production. Some things they installed on later units, others were not found to be cost efficient with respect to the bulk of construction.
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