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Old 11-08-2015, 07:55 PM   #581
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Has anyone seen the Darco wrap failure on a bed room Swintek driven slide? The slide has 2 rollers. The one on the right barely contact the bottom and will turn and sometimes skip with no damage to the Darco and has a slight gap when fully opened. The left roller contacts all the time and does not turn. It touches the bottom all the time and has torn and damaged the bottom.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:17 PM   #582
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The slide out leaking postings would be better off in a thread of its own. Rather then change the topic of an existing thread. Also less confusing to folks looking for info on either topic.


Update: If you were following the slide-out leaking posts , here's a link to the new thread.Slide out leaking

Tiggerdad, I moved the 2nd half of your post to start the new thread topic.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:21 PM   #583
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Hey guys. Has anyone looked at or tried the Vinyl flashing as an option or replacement fix for the plastic slide strips? I found a roll of vinyl flashing at Home Depot. It is 14" wide and 30' long. The label claims it is bendable and will hold its shape. I was thinking of getting a roll and creating a bend that would slip under the trim on the end of the slide to cover the Darco fabric. I'd cut the Vinyl into 4 inch strips and use 3M double side tape to secure. I don't know if this will work. I figured it would be more durable than the plastic strips. However, I was not sure if anyone else has tried the vinyl option before I give it a whirl.


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Old 05-10-2016, 09:21 PM   #584
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So the black wrap tears from usage is their a DYI kit you can install?
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:35 PM   #585
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The PT fix is holding up with zero issues on my rig. I would personally think it would not be that hard to come up with something yourself. The pressure of the slide itself will for the most part keep it attached. Just a few screws in the side to hold it there should work.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:05 PM   #586
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The dealer installed the strips delivered by FR.
On one he did not clean the surface properly and that one fell off,
I re-glued in with contact cement, now it is OK, I hope
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:23 PM   #587
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Hey guys. Has anyone looked at or tried the Vinyl flashing as an option or replacement fix for the plastic slide strips? I found a roll of vinyl flashing at Home Depot. It is 14" wide and 30' long. The label claims it is bendable and will hold its shape. I was thinking of getting a roll and creating a bend that would slip under the trim on the end of the slide to cover the Darco fabric. I'd cut the Vinyl into 4 inch strips and use 3M double side tape to secure. I don't know if this will work. I figured it would be more durable than the plastic strips. However, I was not sure if anyone else has tried the vinyl option before I give it a whirl.


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Kind of what I did. I used vinyl gutter guards.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:33 PM   #588
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Here's my attempted fix. Went to Joann Fabrics and purchased two yards of 16 gauge clear vinyl for $12 dollars. Cut the vinyl into strips 1.75 inches wide. Removed the trim molding and inserted the vinyl behind the trim. I used silicone to as a sealant around the screws. Tighten the screws, applied silicone to the top of the trim, and done. The vinyl extends 1/4" below the bottom board. As soon as I was done it started to rain. So far it's working as an effective drip edge. No water on the bottom of the board. Only time will tell how the vinyl will hold up. However, it only took me about an hour to do both rear slides. If it lasts a year, I can redo it. Better that than a rotten floor. Here are a couple pics of the finished job.

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I used some 90 degree flashing from Home Depot to do the same thing. Watch the silicone carefully. Has a tendency to shrink and pull loose. Dicor or a polyurethane sealant is the best and permanent.
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Hey Griswalds.....doesn't the fact that it extends about 1/4" below the trim piece interfere with the slide moving in and out. I would think that 1/4 " would catch or something on the way in and bend or tear, or get hung up on the hard plastic piece on the floor of the trailer as it comes in.
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