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Old 04-03-2015, 01:49 PM   #11
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Sorry, I didn't mean curbside.

Let's try it this way. Both of my slides are on the drivers side.

Pop rivets sounds like a good idea except that I wouldn't know how to put them on.

Is there someplace you can get a kit for putting pop rivets on?
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #12
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Sorry, I didn't mean curbside.

Let's try it this way. Both of my slides are on the drivers side.

Pop rivets sounds like a good idea except that I wouldn't know how to put them on.

Is there someplace you can get a kit for putting pop rivets on?
Lowes/HD or just about any hardware store, ebay, Amazon.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:23 PM   #13
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Lowes/HD or just about any hardware store, ebay, Amazon.
You know that as much I have been around your unit, I never noticed that at all. I'm telling you it's better then the factory would do. And here I thought I seen all your mods. Looks great and nice welding job as always....
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You know that as much I have been around your unit, I never noticed that at all. I'm telling you it's better then the factory would do. And here I thought I seen all your mods. Looks great and nice welding job as always....
Thanks Glenn and Mardy does do good welding.
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Looks professionally done for sure....
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I am curious to know if anyone has had to replace the plastic trim on the end of the slides. If so, where did you order the trim from. I have a 2011 8314BSS Signature Ultralite.

A couple years back , while leaving my mother's house in Ohio, I had a sharp turn on the narrow drive way behind her house. I had navigated the turn without incident several times before, but on this occasion the corner of a fence jumped out and caught the edge of the living room slide. It broke and bent the support and aluminum skirt and cracked the the corner/edge trim piece pretty good. But thankfully no damage to the slide itself. I took it off so it would not flap around. Straightened the skirt, and made a new support from some scrap aluminum my brother had. Been towing for 3 years like that, but wince when I walk around and see that trim piece missing. Be meaning to visit body shop to see if they could fabricate one based on the broken one. But finding the piece already made (and hopefully at a reasonable cost) would most likely be easier.

Anyone have any ideas on where I should look?
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:56 AM   #17
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I am curious to know if anyone has had to replace the plastic trim on the end of the slides. If so, where did you order the trim from. I have a 2011 8314BSS Signature Ultralite.

A couple years back , while leaving my mother's house in Ohio, I had a sharp turn on the narrow drive way behind her house. I had navigated the turn without incident several times before, but on this occasion the corner of a fence jumped out and caught the edge of the living room slide. It broke and bent the support and aluminum skirt and cracked the the corner/edge trim piece pretty good. But thankfully no damage to the slide itself. I took it off so it would not flap around. Straightened the skirt, and made a new support from some scrap aluminum my brother had. Been towing for 3 years like that, but wince when I walk around and see that trim piece missing. Be meaning to visit body shop to see if they could fabricate one based on the broken one. But finding the piece already made (and hopefully at a reasonable cost) would most likely be easier.

Anyone have any ideas on where I should look?
You have 3 places I think or would try. 1) RV salvage yard, I know they have one in Goshen, you might check the phone book. 2) I would call the warranty Service Manager for Rockwood at the factory. Even through they say you can't order parts I have twice, Tell them the jam your in. 3) as last resort call a dealer or a private RV repair shop. I have one here in Virginia, and they order parts all the time and do not have such a mark up like them FR dealers.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:32 PM   #18
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Well I finally had tp take make Rockwood in for warranty work because the rear stab jack wasn't working. It was always made way more noise then the front one. They had to replace it with a brand new one.

I mentioned the plastic piece of the slide that was always flapping back and forth on the freeway and told them it should be braced. Forest river approved to pay to have it done. So I took the lazy way out before it cracked.

Ken, we'll be at Mckinney falls in June if you want to meet up.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:21 PM   #19
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Front slide plastic trim

I took ours in to the dealer a couple of months ago and as usual they did pretty much nothing. So, I contacted Forest River about it and sent them the video and pictures. They sent me a new trim panel along with another item the dealer could not seem to fix. I finally got around to installing my version of the brace but I installed it behind the old trim piece to verify that it was going to work and more importantly in case I screwed it up. It isn't as nice looking as Oldcoot's but hey, it is really effective. On the way home today it barely moved. Seems it removes about 90% of the flapping. And, the strap and screws I used are available at Home Depot. I was going to pop rivit it but used screws, lock washers and a nut instead. You cannot see the loop but in the pictures I looped the bar over and stuck it up into the lower opening of the aluminum frame of the slide and then drilled a hole through it for screw. And of course at the bottom I used another screw. I think that it might be even more effective had I shaped the bar for a tighter fit but I bent it by hand with a pair of pliers and vice grips so I was limited on how perfect I could make the curve. I am going to run it this way for awhile and at some point install the new panel they sent me and maybe clean it up a bit.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-06-2015, 02:28 PM   #20
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Cracks on slide trim

I have the same problem on our 3065W. The screws that support the trim piece on the drivers side (bedroom slide) are cracking through the trim piece due to excessive flapping while in motion. Maybe my dealer can help. I need to probably take it in anyway as the IRV 66 entertainment system has multiple issues..... Glad to hear that the dealer could help. It's a 2 hour drive for us
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