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Old 04-20-2015, 10:32 PM   #11
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You could try replacing the screws with truss head screws. Just might give you enough clearance.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:36 PM   #12
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You could try replacing the screws with truss head screws. Just might give you enough clearance.
Truss head flat and countersink a little deeper to get the screw head flush or slightly below the trim surface. Easy fix.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:44 PM   #13
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good idea guys..if my dealer doesnt want or cant do this week, then im gonna wait till friday or saturday and do it up to camp... gonna be cold but what the heck.. If i do myself i have two options, either replace all the screws or i can take the whole trim off again, and this time just use one layer of actual butyl tape and not putty tape, im sure one layer of tape will get it a bit more flush.. i will then use proflex on top instead of silicone.
I watched the mobile guy do this and it seemed pretty easy...will i have issues with screws stripping now since they have been removed a few times?
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:49 PM   #14
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I watched the mobile guy do this and it seemed pretty easy...will i have issues with screws stripping now since they have been removed a few times?
If ya do just put some tooth picks in the hole or some silicone.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:55 PM   #15
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If ya do just put some tooth picks in the hole or some silicone.
Toothpicks or wooden matches and glue, let it set for a couple of hours and install the new flat truss head stainless steel screws in the deeper countersunk holes.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:37 AM   #16
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The more you play with it the more you are asking for trouble! I see the rabbit hole and I think you have been playing very close to it given your own stated skill level. Wait for outside temp to warm up and tighten screws a turn or two.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:17 AM   #17
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Didn't your original post start with a missing screw that had been yanked out? Now you mention the screws bounce the slide when going in/out. It sounds like the bouncing may have existed before and that is why you were missing a screw.

Maybe it is easiest to start with just swapping the screws to a flush/flat head screw so there's nothing for the rollers to bump on. You don't have to undo what the mobile tech guy did. See what that does and go from there.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #18
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Kohai, yeah, started with missing screw.. but what happens now is befoer there was only one layer of putty tape in there and now there are two layers and its caused the trim to sit out a tad and now it slams into that roller.
Shop manager from dealer called me.. Told me that he didnt want me to waste the $60-$80 that he would charge me to fix this when i can remove and redo myself..He was very nice.. told me he can do it thursday but im wasting money.. told me to come down to the shop, he will give me a roll of butyl tape and proflex for free and to redo it myself... He told me if those screws are slamming into the roller then the two layers of putty tape are probably too much and to just add one layer and get that trim flush with the slide... he told me would take me 20 min max and that even myself cant mess it up.LOL... if i do, he said they will look at it this october when i bring it in...
I am kind of looking forward to this. im not a handy person but if i can fix this myself i think it will give me some confidence if i ever need to do anymore work, plus i will have some butyl tape and proflex on hand... hopefully its easy getting that silicone off there that tech put on.. i hear thats a pain on its own getting that off... wish me luck..hehe.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #19
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Gonna do it myself damn it..and then i will be proud and then maybe next time something so small wont seem so large.. I just need to build confidence... I am only OCD over this camper... im not like this with anything else.. i have 12 more years to pay on this and i can not trade it in until that point..so i have to keep it... and every board im on has me so god darn scared that if water gets anywhere then my camper is shot..thats the only reason i freak out about this.
Oh and besides..if i screw this simple thing up, there are plenty of maintence men at the campground who im sure can do this in there sleep..
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i ran the slide in and out.. because even that little 1/8 inch difference in thickness it now rubs against the little roller that is on the side of the slide and now the slide is jerking back and forth coming in... im gonna have to just take it to my dealer and have them do it.. i think the mobile tech put too much putty tape in there and now that trim is just a tad too thick....
You posted the below last year in May. Seems this may not be a new problem caused the latest repair.

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my slide still shakes and vibrates when i open and close it..it rocks the camper.. i lubricated everything. dealer said this is all normal..maybe it is...
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