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Old 05-10-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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My fix for darco wearing/tearing under slideout

My Prime Time Crusader 295rst started to exhibit heavy darco wearing just inside from the outside edges. I tried all the tape fixes to no avail. I found a product called Slick Strip on e-bay from a woodworking supplier. Its main use is for saw fences and router tables. It comes with a adhesive backing which is of little help on darco so I stapled it along the inside edge. If you staple it close to the wearing area it will pull the staples out ( I learned the hard way ) It comes in a 3" X 10 1/2 ' roll for $24.00 which will do the job several times. I ran the room in and out 10 times and it looks fine. Note: it is the heavy slide with the stove/refer/entertainment center, and lots of storage.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:17 PM   #2
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I found it on Amazon. Looks like it would be worth a shot.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035YAT5Y..._AAHmxbNX8QBMR
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:00 AM   #3
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That is it, it is slicker than teflon
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:15 AM   #4
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My Prime Time Crusader 295rst started to exhibit heavy darco wearing just inside from the outside edges. I tried all the tape fixes to no avail. I found a product called Slick Strip on e-bay from a woodworking supplier. Its main use is for saw fences and router tables. It comes with a adhesive backing which is of little help on darco so I stapled it along the inside edge. If you staple it close to the wearing area it will pull the staples out ( I learned the hard way ) It comes in a 3" X 10 1/2 ' roll for $24.00 which will do the job several times. I ran the room in and out 10 times and it looks fine. Note: it is the heavy slide with the stove/refer/entertainment center, and lots of storage.
Can you post a photo of your repair?
Might help folks understand in the future.
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I'm having the same problem. As 5picker requested, pictures would help.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:08 PM   #6
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I will, I may not be at the camper tomorrow but the weekend for sure.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:38 PM   #7
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I wonder if the Slick Strip would work on my slider. The roller tore the fabric and now the fiberboard floor shows through. Would I need to staple the Slick Strip piece and then put the Eternabond on either side? I can't access directly under the roller without removing the slide (which is not in my bag of tricks). The roller doesn't seem to be rough or cracked so I'm thinking that since the fabric was possibly worn, it caught and ripped. Thoughts?
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:18 PM   #8
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Check out my repair back in Feb 2015 on my Crusader.

Thread title: Slide out /Underside wearing
and go near bottom of page 48. with pics.. I used some UHMW that was machined with regular wood working tools.

Now - I know the repair was doing great for about 3 months, then I traded it in for a diff brand with hard plastic bottom and rollers.

I wish I knew who purchased it just to follow up on my repair.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:51 PM   #9
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FR has a fix out for the Darco shredding on the edges under the slides. It's a formed piece of plastic angle that attaches under the metal trim piece running along the bottom edge at the ends of the slides. I put it on my Silverback last fall.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:00 AM   #10
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Do you have any picture?
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