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Old 12-25-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Side wall trim removal

My 378 has the dreaded sheared bolts syndrome. I need help with the trim removal, before it becomes junk. Can you tell me how to remove without destroying it? Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #2
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Side wall? What side wall?
Sheared bolt?
What are you talking about?
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:01 PM   #3
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I would guess he is referring to this post ?? How To Repair Georgetown side wall failure
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Screws instead of using the term bolts is why I asked.
The outer walls are loose and need to be reattached.
Hopefully he found that Slicky Note Thread.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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no info on trim removal

I read the sticky on sidewall screws breaking off. It says to remove the trim covering the screws, but does not say how to remove it. It is the aluminum strip below the drivers side window.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:19 AM   #6
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Screws instead of using the term bolts is why I asked.
The outer walls are loose and need to be reattached.
Hopefully he found that Slicky Note Thread.
Fasteners might even be more Proper? Youroo!! Either way his Wall's are seperating from the Floor!
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #7
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Side Wall trim

I have a 2008 350s and did mine a year ago. The trim is removed by first pulling out the center molding, it just sits in the channel of the the trim piece. Then there are multiple screws for the trim. Remove them and the trim molding has a foam backing that has a sticky side against the side wall. Carefully peel the trim, don't bend it. A plastic putty knife might help. The screws that break are under the molding, once you remove it, you'll see them. When you try to unscrew them you will find that most of them are broke.
The method I used was not as involved as the posted one. I used 4 inch by 5/16 see tapping countersunk bolts. I drilled a pilot hole then put Lock-Tight on the bolts and tighten them down. I put around 10 bolts on each side and have gone 5,000 mile with no problem. I used a countersunk bit on the sidewall so the bolts sat flush.
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:16 PM   #8
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Screws

Where did you find the screws for replacement?
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:41 PM   #9
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Man oh man. Walls falling??? Seems like you have to be a construction engineer or have large bank account to enjoy all the benefits of RVing. After laying out 75k to 150k+ for a rig, you would think you would get your money's worth from these RV companies. A lot of eye candy to get you to buy. Then you have all your free time fixing the small, everyday plumbing, electrical, and mechanical crap that we go through.
This forum is great and a real eye opener!!
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:01 PM   #10
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I live in Casa Grande AZ in the winter and there's a place called Fred's Bolts and Nuts, I'll try and get you the part number and his phone. Stay tune I'll find out on Monday.
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