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Old 10-14-2016, 07:48 AM   #101
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Forest river did that repair to my coach the screws kept coming loose and eventually stripped. They drilled about 3/4 of an in lower then the original bolts and put a carriage bolt and lock nut on. About every 2 feet and it has been fi e for 2 years. The molding still covers the heads of the bolts.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:40 PM   #102
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I have a 2009 Georgetown 35' TS and have had it repaired 3 times on the driver side. So, I am going to try the Tapcon method. I have the trim off and yes, I do once again have sheared screws. Once I put the screws back on, how do I get the trim back on?
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:02 PM   #103
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I have a 2009 Georgetown 35' TS and have had it repaired 3 times on the driver side. So, I am going to try the Tapcon method. I have the trim off and yes, I do once again have sheared screws. Once I put the screws back on, how do I get the trim back on?
I have heard earlier here in this thread that it was held in place by silicone.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:06 PM   #104
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No, it snaps on or slides onto a metal trim piece behind the trim. I was just wondering if somebody knew a trick or easy way to put it back on. It is kinda hard to take off.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:46 PM   #105
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My question still is; are the new Georgetowns subject to the same problem?
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:02 AM   #106
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My question still is; are the new Georgetowns subject to the same problem?
I have only heard of 2 or 3 I believe had the problem. Actually one of those is another manufacturer if you read all the complete thread.
The Georgetown's that had this problem was 2008 and 2009 and I can see these screws rusting in high salt rain areas.
With that said I do not believe it is a common problems considering the thousands of Georgetown owners here on this forum.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:21 AM   #107
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The trim is in 2 parts the first is plastic in the center that you can just pull out. Once you remove the plastic you will see the screws to remove the second molding. Just a heads up the tapcon method did not work for my coach they came loose and stripped and it was done by Forestriver.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:28 PM   #108
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The trim is in 2 parts the first is plastic in the center that you can just pull out. Once you remove the plastic you will see the screws to remove the second molding. Just a heads up the tapcon method did not work for my coach they came loose and stripped and it was done by Forestriver.
I was unaware that the Tapcon method failed as well. This is disappointing the hear. From your picture mike11272, it looks like we have the same exact rig. Do you know how many miles the Tapcon method lasted and have you had your rig repaired since then?
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:51 PM   #109
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The tapcons are made for concrete and not really designed for steel/aluminum. They are a hardened screw with a deep thread pattern, but have alternating thread depths. I believe bolting would be the best solution.


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Old 10-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #110
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How To Repair Georgetown side wall failure

About 1500 miles before I realized I had to re secure the screws. And on the second trip only about 600 miles that is when forest river had nuts and bolts put in. They are about a half to three quarters of an inch lower than the original screws , and you can access the nuts inside the wheel well. If I get home early enough I will try to take some pictures. But it has been solid for about 5000 miles.
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