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Old 03-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Salem siding problem

I'm new to this forum so hi. I recently purchased a 2011 Salem 28bhss I have now noticed the aluminum siding along the side of the camper seems to be short at the front and doesn't fit into the trim that runs from the top to the bottom at the front. There is one piece of siding that looks like wind would get under it and cause the siding to blow off. It seems like the piece of siding should be another 1/4 inch longer to fit under the trip to be secure from the weather. I am concerned water and wind will get under the siding and wreck everything. Is there anything I can do other than use a silicone chalk to keep the rain out or staple the siding eve tho it is not under the trim ?? Thanks

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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Have you tried pushing forward under the trim? Years ago I saw something similar and wtched the tech push siding under the trim. They don't cut that stuff perfectly because they know the trim will cover up the ends. It may have slid so far to expose the one end.

If it does side forward I'd suggest you tack it down with some caulking before you slide it in all the way. That way you won't see the caulk. Otherwise you'll probably just need to caulk it where it sits.
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