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Old 12-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Question Not sure what I have here ... Any ideas?

I have noticed that the front panel near the front right bottom of my rig is seperating from the wall of the trailer. There is about a gap starting at about a half inch at the bottom and coninues up about 5 to 8 inches where the wall comes together as it was meant to be. I could caulk it but I don't think that is the answer. Anyone have any ideas? I'll attach a photo tomorrow.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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it's always helpful to post type, year, make and model of RV.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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I have a 2001 Forest River Salem 37ft bunkhouse trailer. I put the first post up in a bit of a hurry. I was able to get a picture and figure out how to upload it. Still, I don't know what the problem would be classified as. The seperation is 7 inches from the top of the opening to the bottom. The gap at the bottom is 1/2 inch wide. Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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I have a 2001 Forest River Salem 37ft bunkhouse trailer. I put the first post up in a bit of a hurry. I was able to get a picture and figure out how to upload it. Still, I don't know what the problem would be classified as. The seperation is 7 inches from the top of the opening to the bottom. The gap at the bottom is 1/2 inch wide. Thanks for any ideas.
That looks to me like you backed over an immovable object like a fitting in the ground or a curb stone. Can't tell where it occured maybe a foot inboard of the trailer edge on the bottom. It pulled the trim and caulking loose and misshapened the trim. Can probably be removed and straightened and put back with new sealant.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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Looks like it`s just the trim seperating from the wall. hopefully the wood is not rotten behind it!!!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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Yep - looks like a separation alright. What caused it, anybodys guess. Fixing it will be problematical. Holding it to the wall will be tough, a screw ot three may work with caulking to help seal the wound. A piece of wood, braced to "something" forword putting pressure back to the the trim, caulked, screwed may help. Let us know.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #7
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...a screw ot three may work with caulking to help seal the wound. A piece of wood, braced to "something"
If you could brace as suggested by BigTJohn I would try a construction adhesive instead of screws. PL Premium is a product that I've used on external applications with great success.
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