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Old 04-11-2016, 10:37 AM   #1
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Molding is shrinking

Anyone else having this problem?
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:38 AM   #2
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Yes- I've been meaning to ask the same question. Both sides of our 2014. Anyone have a fix?
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:48 AM   #3
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Replace it, its just the snap trim. I have seen it shrink, dry out and crack, or just turn to dust.

What is going to suck is it looks like they painted it to match the coach and no easy way to do that on the replacement. I don't think you would be able to paint it before installing it. Maybe just use black and live with it.
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They all do that when they get a couple years old.Fortuneately the vynal strip is cheap ,50' for $20, and easily replaced as it just snapps into the groove. When you do it dont pull the radiuses tight,push extra filler strip into the corners.Finish the end wit a ss self tapping screw and trim washer.This will help to keep it from crawling back as it shrinks.
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They all do that when they get a couple years old.Fortuneately the vynal strip is cheap ,50' for $20, and easily replaced as it just snapps into the groove. When you do it dont pull the radiuses tight,push extra filler strip into the corners.Finish the end wit a ss self tapping screw and trim washer.This will help to keep it from crawling back as it shrinks.

Where do you get the replacement molding?
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:44 PM   #6
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Where do you get the replacement molding?

Last time I replaced it on a Keystone trailer I bought it here, "brickyardindustries" on Ebay. It seemed to hold up to the UV better than what was used from the factory.

Make sure you get the correct size.

1" x 100 ft Black Vinyl Trim Molding Screw Cover RV Boat camper Travel Trailer | eBay
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:19 PM   #7
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Mine does the same thing. It shrinks back in the warm weather.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:37 AM   #8
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I guess it makes sense with it shrinking that much. It was delivered in December and installed in a much colder place than where I live. I'm just going to replace it with black. It shouldn't have been painted to start with
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Mine does that also. I've stretched it out and put it back but the next day it's back out.

Since its painted I'm thinking of adding a screw right at the base of the curve to hold it there.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:38 PM   #10
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Yup that happens. Had to replace my drivers side strip after 2 years. Reinstalling the strip may cause the paint lines not to match up but it sure is cheaper
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