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Old 04-21-2015, 11:30 AM   #21
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Thanks dan

yeah, i always had some troubles with the slide, but this is different..it actaully jumps now when it hits that roller... Maybe its just in my head and playing tricks on me... and maybe when i redue the trim and it still jumps then i know it wasnt that.. could be my mind playing tricks... but i think i will always question that trim unless i do it myself.. knock on wood, i dont think even myself can mess it up...
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:39 AM   #22
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You posted the below last year in May. Seems this may not be a new problem caused the latest repair.

Seems to me that the factory used the wrong screws to begin with.....on both sides. Since there is a roller there which I assume is SUPPOSED to guide the slide, the factory should have used flat head screws!

I would replace all the screws with flat head screws as OC suggested. Since there doesn't seem to be any leaks, I would just leave the trim stuck in place and replace each screw one at a time.....easy.....easy. And then, sit back and
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:15 PM   #23
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Guys, if i decide to just replace one screw at a time like suggested, do i just take an old screw out, take it to hardware store and ask for a flat screw the same size, and then how do i get it back in to make sure its sealed. because now wont i mess up the screw hole where the tape was? do i put silicone on the screw and screw them in one by one? i dont mind doing it this way either, nor do i mind taking it off and using one layer of putty tape, im just afraid if i take each screw off its gonna screw up that nice seal now and im comprising it and then im better off taking and retaping the trim again..
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this is the roller im talking about..this was from last week before we took and redid the trim... (Not the white roller on bottom).. you can see a support roller behind that wiper seal... that is what is catching the screws.. and when the slide goes over this every time it hits a screw the whole slide looks to shift alittle bit the opposite way... something looks like it will end up breaking.. i dont think the slides are designed to move left and right..you can see and notice it just a tad when it hits that.. Maybe its normal and always did that from day one and im just looking for it more now..im not sure..
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MY theory......If the problem is minor "fix it yourself and be happy with a good job"""" Forget about warranty and the dealer!!!!! J
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:55 PM   #26
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Guys, if i decide to just replace one screw at a time like suggested, do i just take an old screw out, take it to hardware store and ask for a flat screw the same size, and then how do i get it back in to make sure its sealed. because now wont i mess up the screw hole where the tape was? do i put silicone on the screw and screw them in one by one? i dont mind doing it this way either, nor do i mind taking it off and using one layer of putty tape, im just afraid if i take each screw off its gonna screw up that nice seal now and im comprising it and then im better off taking and retaping the trim again..

I think if you do one screw at a time, you won't break the seal.....the other screws will be keeping the trim in place. And YES, put a little sealant on the threads of the new screws. This will also help seal them in place and lock them in so they don't work themselves loose so easily.


Edit: And yes, I just checked my trailer and my trim pieces have flat head screws. The assembler at the factory definetly used the wrong screws!!
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maybe i will do both... I think it is best for me to take off the whole trim and put one piece of tape in there.. i compared pictures of before and after and there is a noticeable difference in the gap..i would say more then 1/8 of inch difference..I am shocked that an extra layer of putty tape would do that and not just ooz out, not unless the screwgun wasnt as strong as the factory one... but probably take this one off, add one layer and also get flat screws...best of both worlds..then that roller wont touch the side at all..
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I would hand tighten the screws into the existing holes to prevent strip out. That way you are not trying to replace with larger screws and more pain.
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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....
if YOU aren't happy with the repair take it back to the dealer and have them fix it and fix it right. no need to go camping and worry about it
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The op called a mobile guy to repair it. I would call the mobile guy back to fix it IMHO.
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