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Old 04-17-2015, 11:11 AM   #31
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Yankeeslover, I'm building a teardrop trailer from scratch. It is all wood. The wood is protected with multiple coats of Minwax spar. As a thought if you want to really protect that wood you could brush on 4 or 5 coats of spar. That will protect the wood from water. Some builders use epoxy to seal their teardrops as well. Both methods work. Just a thought.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:02 PM   #32
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OK, thanks for all the replys here.. I have another question, i noticed that behind the rubber wiper on each side of slide, there is a vertical roller that these screws pass by whenever slide is operated... both of these rollers are chewed out by where the screws are...i am not sure what these side rollers do, or if that is even a concern.. but you can see that over the course of two years and probalby 30 someodd slide movements both rollers on the side of the slide have chew marks in them from the screws passing by.. anyone else notice this?
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:54 AM   #33
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vertical rollers? I dont recall having any on my tracer 2670. Had some rollers under the slide. Could they be cable pulleys?
Can you take some pics?
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:08 AM   #34
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Its not the screw im worried about Brother LES, Its the exposed fiberglass and the wood backing of the fiberglass... its exposed even when this trim is exposed.. im wondering if there is a way to protect that exposed wood that you can cleary see...im sure its getting wet when it rains.. that end of the trim is not sealing completly down even with a screw there.. thats what im worried about.. i just dont want rain water hitting that fiberglass wood and then delmaniation. but i also hate to take this to dealer if its an easy fix on my own..this is where im torn.. and looking for suggestions... how do i protect that wood that you can see?
im shocked that primetime has not caught on to this... there is no way that the trim without silicon protects the bottom of the fiberglass... its clearly exposed with the trim..... thanks again folks..this board is great.

Hello Yankee,

I just wanted to add a few words about the wood. I understand your concerns but they are misplaced. If you were to view the popup's made by FR, you would see that the entire floor is exposed wood. There is nothing covering the wood under the pop up to protect it from road spray during driving in the rain. FR recommends keeping it exposed so that the wood will be able to breath and dry out when it can. The same principle would apply here. You want a way for moisture to escape to allow proper drying. That trim piece is more for aesthetics than protection.

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Old 04-18-2015, 11:07 AM   #35
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Never had a popup with bare wood underneath. Always had a black treatment on the wood to seal it.
3 starcraft pups never a floor problem.
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:29 PM   #36
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My 1977 Bonair pop up had exposed wood, marine grade plywood. It was 30 years old when I had it and the wood was just fine. Completely exposed, uncovered; the way it was intended to be. Exposed wood is not always an issue.
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that screw holds on the trim and and joins the walls, just replace...no worries...not a big deal
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