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Old 08-14-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
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Cabinet Edging Won't Stay On!!

Hello, Happy Campers!!

We have a problem with the adhesive in our A-Frame.

We have the universal issue of the Velcro holding the fabric panels on getting hot and melting off. My question is about the decorative edging on the counter top that holds the sink/stove/fridge;when it gets hot the adhesive that holds that on melts and the edging comes off.

Not a huge deal but it WILL affect our resale! Has anyone had that issue and how have you dealt with it? We are VERY careful and loving with our A-Frame and want to be able to to get the most out of it when we go to trade up!!
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:01 AM   #2
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How old is your A-Frame? Is it still under warranty?

The edge trim on mine came out once because of something i did but I tapped it back into place. The edge trim in my 2012 fits into a channel, it's not glued.

Already thinking of resale? Are you unhappy with the A-Frame?
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:19 AM   #3
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Gorilla Glue. Be careful not to use too much because it does expand once activated (wetted). Check back soon to wipe off any excess.

One big challenge will be to find something to hold the trim in place while the glue (or whatever other adhesive you land on) dries in place. If possible, use something like expanding shower rods to prop up the trim using pressure against the opposite wall of the RV. Or kick for some edge clamps, if there is sufficient space to attach them (just Google "edge clamp" in quotes to see several options).
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:44 PM   #4
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This is our second summer with our A-frame, we've not been very impressed with the warranty.

ADORE our A-frame but looking to move up to 'indoor plumbing;' you know what they say, "Your first trailer is not your last trailer!!"

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Gorilla Glue, bloody BRILLIANT!! I also love the shower curtain rod idea, that's perfect for this situation!!

Thanks gang, I appreciate the thoughts!!
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:17 AM   #6
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Try contact cement. You can buy in small bottle. Brush on both sides and let dry first. You won't need clamps, once you make contact its a done deal. No expansion of product to deal with either
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:30 PM   #7
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My experience with Velcro Adh,,, is it will not hold when it gets Hot !!!
Contact Cement will hold just about anything,,, if used right !!!
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:04 PM   #8
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Hello, Happy Campers!!

We have a problem with the adhesive in our A-Frame.

We have the universal issue of the Velcro holding the fabric panels on getting hot and melting off. My question is about the decorative edging on the counter top that holds the sink/stove/fridge;when it gets hot the adhesive that holds that on melts and the edging comes off.

Not a huge deal but it WILL affect our resale! Has anyone had that issue and how have you dealt with it? We are VERY careful and loving with our A-Frame and want to be able to to get the most out of it when we go to trade up!!
I use PL2000 for all interior moldings etc that come loose. Use sparingly. It's a lifetime fix.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:01 PM   #9
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Go to Harbor Freight and get a 23 guage pin nailer. The pins come in 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4 inch lengths. 6000 pins fit in the palm of your hand and you can't see where you have put them. I have used these to attach all kinds of trim without splitting the wood. You probably have a compressor to keep your tires inflated that will run this beauty.

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Go to Harbor Freight and get a 23 guage pin nailer. The pins come in 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4 inch lengths. 6000 pins fit in the palm of your hand and you can't see where you have put them. I have used these to attach all kinds of trim without splitting the wood. You probably have a compressor to keep your tires inflated that will run this beauty.

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I do not think you would use a Pin Nailer on Formica would ya ???
Formica is what I thought he was having trouble with ???
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