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Old 04-04-2018, 12:56 PM   #1
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$100 freight charge for trim???

We are replacing the dinette in our FR3 30DS with a desk, allowing me to work from the road (thus allowing us to be gone for longer periods of time). When you remove the dinette, there is no longer trim covering the entire leading edge of the slide at floor level.

I shopped around a bit trying to find something similar, but wasn't able to find anything nearly as chunky as what is installed. I contacted Forest River, who told us we had to go through a dealership. Contacted the closest dealership and the trim cost is $57.75 for a 9 foot section. A lot, but okay, it'd match, so I'd consider it.

Then they told me the couldn't tell me how much it would cost to ship until after it has been packed and weighed. The dealership said the price for truck freight is typically upwards of $100.

Ugh.

Unless we can find something similar, it looks like we will be replacing all of the trim along the slide at floor level (under the couch as well).

Any suggestions on how to find matching trim, or am I just better off pulling it all off and going with something else?
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:00 PM   #2
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Can they cut it? How long of a piece do you need?
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:03 PM   #3
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You'd have to wait for it, but many dealers are able to wave the freight charge if you're willing to wait for their next RV shipment. The factory will throw the extra piece in a trailer headed to your dealer and the dealer gets it that way.

Problem is, depending on what your dealer's got on the lot, might be up to a year before they order more trailers.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:04 PM   #4
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9' is the issue, can't go UPS/Fedex, or certainly USPS, but must go freight line... ain't cheap. Cut it in half and you can cut the freight in half.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:25 PM   #5
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We are replacing the dinette in our FR3 30DS with a desk, allowing me to work from the road (thus allowing us to be gone for longer periods of time). When you remove the dinette, there is no longer trim covering the entire leading edge of the slide at floor level.

I shopped around a bit trying to find something similar, but wasn't able to find anything nearly as chunky as what is installed. I contacted Forest River, who told us we had to go through a dealership. Contacted the closest dealership and the trim cost is $57.75 for a 9 foot section. A lot, but okay, it'd match, so I'd consider it.

Then they told me the couldn't tell me how much it would cost to ship until after it has been packed and weighed. The dealership said the price for truck freight is typically upwards of $100.

Ugh.

Unless we can find something similar, it looks like we will be replacing all of the trim along the slide at floor level (under the couch as well).

Any suggestions on how to find matching trim, or am I just better off pulling it all off and going with something else?
Check with local cabinet makers, some of them can run almost any type of trim, even custom stuff. They might need a short length of trim to make sure they have the right cutter.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:26 PM   #6
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Yeah, we had said 72", but I think we absolutely need 68 or 69". I don't know what the limit is for shipping FexEx or UPS.

Maybe if we head west this summer we can just pick it up at the factory on the way out... I just hate to wait that long.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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Check with local cabinet makers, some of them can run almost any type of trim, even custom stuff. They might need a short length of trim to make sure they have the right cutter.
I'll look into that! I bought a door off of a local guy not too long ago... I hadn't thought of that.

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:28 PM   #8
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My family was in the fancy custom kitchen business since forever.

As a finish carpenter as a kid the first thing we learned was measure twice cut once. Trim is ridiculously expensive. Shipping is also awful for longer than 6 feet, in the old days.

The designer did not order extra. $57 sounds cheap.

Replace everything with local trim or pay the man.
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Please make it yourself or have it made, so you can use actual wood this time! It'll look better and last longer!
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If you only need 72", ask them to cut it and get a quote on the shorter shipping length.

Otherwise, Kaadk has a great point- manufacturers can often throw in some parts into a new rig and "ship" it that way. Takes longer, but not extra cost.
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