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Old 09-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #1
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I have several small tears in the black fiber membrane above the tires. Water is getting in only while driving. What is the best way to fix. I have seen inner fender wells on other RV's. Do they make ones to fit on a Salem 27RLSS? Or is there a better option...
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. If you are getting any water in you have to stop it. I don't think they sell inner fenders for specific rigs most folks have custom made theirs. You may try spraying some flex seal over the area as a temporary fix until you come up with something more permanent.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #3
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I seal my under belly with gorilla brand tape. It seems to stick to anything and stays a long time. I use it to see those holes I make when fixing stuff. I also used it to fix a dlfew holes from a blow out.
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Welcome!

Some time ago (within the last several months), somebody posted a link to a company that sells plastic wheel wells for most RVs. I can’t remember if they were custom-made or stocked items.

Try searching.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:17 AM   #5
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If you find them, try to get some in metal. I had a tire blowout on my 2015 and it blew through the bathroom floor shearing water and electrical lines. Even after repairs, it will never look the same. Still trying to fix the cable after it sheared through that line as well.
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You would need some pretty sturdy metal to protect from a blow out. I had metal fenders and they still blew apart.
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You would need some pretty sturdy metal to protect from a blow out. I had metal fenders and they still blew apart.
Any protection is better then none . all TT should come with inner wheel well protection . the worst part is all the electrical , water , line , gas lines etc that they run above the wheels . stupid and can only be corrected by having a good designer / engineer change how these units are built
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I found the plastic ones online, but it looks like with the slide mechanicals I would have to do quite a bit of modifying to get it to work. I put the gorilla tape on for now (that stuff does stick pretty good). I took measurements and am going to bend aluminum flashing and make pieces to protect the plastic. If I like the results I can pull off the flashing and use them as a template to have some made from a heavier galvanized steel. I hope it works......
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I’d be interested to see how it turns out. When my tire blew, the rubber is what cracked the floor and made the hole, but the metal shards interwoven into the tire shot out like bullets and punctured the water lines and electrical wires. The wheel liners will definitely help.
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