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Old 03-26-2015, 06:35 PM   #1
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Front slide plastic trim

Hey folks,

I am finally getting to the little things that I have noticed that annoy me.

The video is today on the way home taken of my left mirror looking at the drivers side of the RV and can be seen in the you tube video below. That is the bottom of the front slide trim flapping. It has been doing this since new and I have been thinking of how I might support it better since the factory did not do anything to support it.

But, upon closer examination I found that there are already two cracks that have formed in the plastic. Poor design in my opinion or maybe just poor execution on whoever installed the lower plastic trim.

Is anyone else having this issue?

I really, really don't want to take it to a dealer and have them hold it for any amount of time. We have places to go and things to do.......

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:38 PM   #2
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Going to try to bump this back up to the top to see if anyone else is having this problem.

I heard from one other 8314bss owner and they have noticed it in their rear view mirror also but have not seen any cracks in the plastic yet. I just figured there were other models that we're having it also. It looks like they just did not support the plastic trim sufficiently on the front slide.

Anyone?


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Old 04-03-2015, 12:22 AM   #3
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Those are some pretty nasty cracks. You will eventually have to take it to the dealer to have it fixed so you may as well make them install a support. I'm going to eventually fab a mount, looks pretty easy to do. But if it cracks before I get around to it then I will bring it in. If that's the worst thing that happens, I'll be happy. So far this has been the best new trailer I've owned for quality control.

It's funny that I was just watching the same thing in my mirrors a few weeks ago before I found out about yours.

On another note, How do you inflate the air bed on the sofa? Do I need to bring an electric pump or is there on built in. I've never even made it into a bed yet...
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:42 AM   #4
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Rooti,

I have been thinking about a fix for it. I found some aluminum bars about 1/8 inch thick and I have already bent one to fit on that front panel. But, I will have to drill a couple of holes to mount it. Still thinking about it at this point. I was just hoping that someone else has been through it before. Since mine is already cracked I may hold off and see if they will replace the panel and if they do not reinforce it then I may do it.

We have used our air mattress a couple of times and there was a built in storage opening with a plastic lid on the end of the mattress that stored the 110volt electric cord and the knob to inflate and deflate was clearly visible right beside it.

First time we used ours for the grand kids it leaked by the next night enough that I had to air it again. The last time we used it though it held air for the two nights that we had the kids. I think it is fairly typical for an air mattress to leak the first few times it is used. I bought a twin size Intek air mattress for around the house and the instructions came right out and said that it would leak the first few times you used it.


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Old 04-03-2015, 08:51 AM   #5
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Had some trouble the second year we owned ours. It was the first winterizing. We stayed with our son and the ice forming from water dripping off the RV roof formed big ice chunks. Don't know for sure if this caused it but it hasn't reoccurred since winter snow birding.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:03 AM   #6
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Did this to our 08Flagstaff831RLSS and took them off and installed on 12Flagstaff 8528RKWS when it was new. I laid cut them out and oldest son welded them.
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Old coot that is a clean job. Any chance of you making a few of those and selling them to some of us that do not weld. That looks much cleaner then a bracket.

If you can't make anymore, how about about a more detailed build
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Old coot that is a clean job. Any chance of you making a few of those and selling them to some of us that do not weld. That looks much cleaner then a bracket.

If you can't make anymore, how about about a more detailed build
They have to be custom fit to the contour. If you cut a cardboard pattern and send it to me, I will see what can be done.
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Really nice OldCoot.

What about the curb side? Assume you attached with screws. If so, how many? How visible are the screws from the outside?


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Really nice OldCoot.

What about the curb side? Assume you attached with screws. If so, how many? How visible are the screws from the outside?
No slides on curb side except wardrobe slide in bedroom. Attached them with 4 or 5 big head 3/16" white pop rivets to match the trim.
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