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Old 04-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Slide Moldings

The molding on both sides of the slide are disintegrating on my 08 Wildwood
352FLFB. I don't have any water stains on ceiling - so leaks??

How can I fix this and where do I order new molding? It is autumn cherry.
Was purchased new.
VIN: 4X4TWDL208M049133

I believe dealer purchased from has closed.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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looks like moisture damage to me but I am no expert
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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I agree that it sure looks like water damage.
How is the seal on that side?
Are those boards not wood?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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they (both sides) sure are NOT wood.
I think the seals are ok however something is not right.
BOTH sides of slide are shot and it ain't termites!!!
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Take things apart and start investigating. Wont go away on its own thats for sure. Once you figure out and fix the problem some creative wood working and staining should make it look new again.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Is it possible that the slide stop (open position) isn't adjusted properly and the slide drive doesn't clutch out soon enough and has cracked the moulding on both sides.

On our previous TT, the slide didn't stop early enough and would bulge out the exterior wall until I adjusted the stop.

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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Looks to me your floor is getting wet and the simulated molding is wicking the moisture, destroying it from bottom on up. You may have water running down the exterior wall of the slide and coming in wetting the carpet. Then the molding soaking it up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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they (both sides) sure are NOT wood.
I think the seals are ok however something is not right.
BOTH sides of slide are shot and it ain't termites!!!
hecla853, you have a water leak....I had the same problem with my slide. The carpet was just barely wet to the touch. The trim wicks the water out of the carpet and expands the trim ( trim has what they call a "photo finish" aka "contact paper" finish rap ). I would start with a water test around the slide by using a garden hose. Then check the inside near bottom of molding for moister, by compressing a paper towel into the carpet.
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