Doing some battery maint, checking h2o levels, etc, and pulled the house battery out using the slide as that's the only way to access the battery imo. Possible with the slide out I guess, but the slide is not out right now.
Checked the water levels and charge level with a DVM, and then slid the battery back into the compartment and tried to lock the house battery in place with the lock on the front of the battery slide. Well, the rivets on the cross bar that has the hole for the lock to engage and hold the battery in place had broken/snapped, either from corrosion/age. I have an 08
greyhawk 31ss with the slide on DS.
What will be the best/easiest way to re-attach the cross bar so I can lock the house battery back in place? It looks like I have enough clearance between the actual battery slide mechanism and the cross bar location to use a bolt and nylok nut but getting to the old rivets to drill 'em out will difficult IMO with the battery in place. It does look like the entire house battery compartment will unbolt from the RV floor but not interested in that option at this time
Drill out the rivets and and use rivets again (no experience with using rivets) or drill out the old rivets and use some bolts/nuts? No welding experience either.