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Old 09-24-2014, 02:59 AM   #381
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I have a similar problem with my Flagstaff slideouts, Australian roads are very rough and the slideouts plastic protectors crack and wear quickly, i replaces the plastic cover strips with Aluminum it worked but it dented with movement and left dark marks on the carpets inside, I have now replaced them with stainless steel professionally bent and holes bored these are holding up well and are wearing with no marks on carpets.Hopefully that is the answer
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:49 AM   #382
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I have just ordered 2 sets of wear strips from the factory parts dept for Rockwood. Mine split again but on the other-side of the slide this time. This is the third one that broke. 2 they did in warranty. The Woman I talked to new exactly what I was talking about and said she would send them out to me. I will be using doubled sided foam tape this time. I think that the staples they used to hold them on pull through and then it cracks. I also think that the slide is to heavy with the stove, refer and couch on it. Nothing I can do about that but I hope the double stick foam tape is better. Put it on the old one that cracked and rolled it in and out a few times and it is holding well. What the surprise was that she knew exactly what I was talking about and said yes we know of the problem but still charged me $46.00 for 2 sets.
How long do you get out of a set before they split? Look into getting a tougher set of strips. I know from looking at the show's, rockwood uses cheap thin flimsy plastic strips. My strips are pretty beefy.
As far as the double sided tape goes, one of mine lost its grip on half of the strip. I used the underbelly tape that the dealer gave me to tape the darco wrap to hold the wear strip on for now.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:42 AM   #383
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How long do you get out of a set before they split? Look into getting a tougher set of strips. I know from looking at the show's, rockwood uses cheap thin flimsy plastic strips. My strips are pretty beefy.
As far as the double sided tape goes, one of mine lost its grip on half of the strip. I used the underbelly tape that the dealer gave me to tape the darco wrap to hold the wear strip on for now.
I noticed mine soon after a 3000 mile trip just after we bought it probably 6 months, i think that the product is to light for the weight that the slide outs hold, if you hit a large hole in the road the suspension bottoms out and the slideout bounces on the strip and squashes it i imagine the excessive cold in your country would also harden the plastic and it will break easier. i have a small slide out as well and it has rollers no plastic wear strips maybe that is an option
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #384
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How long do you get out of a set before they split? Look into getting a tougher set of strips. I know from looking at the show's, rockwood uses cheap thin flimsy plastic strips. My strips are pretty beefy.
As far as the double sided tape goes, one of mine lost its grip on half of the strip. I used the underbelly tape that the dealer gave me to tape the darco wrap to hold the wear strip on for now.
Come to think about it, I find it about this time of year, like when the weather starts to change. This last one cracked at the 90 degree first then a center section about 3" was just missing. I checked all over to find those strips you are talking about, couldn't find them checked eplastics but maybe I didn 't know what to look for. For sure they are garbage. Can you give me some info on them or your post # if you posted it? Did they come with the 45 degree at the end? I think the staples didn't help either. But it always seems that the 90 degree edge rips first. It is such a clean cut you would think it was done with a box cutter. Any info would be helpful...Thanks
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:32 PM   #385
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I have a similar problem with my Flagstaff slideouts, Australian roads are very rough and the slideouts plastic protectors crack and wear quickly, i replaces the plastic cover strips with Aluminum it worked but it dented with movement and left dark marks on the carpets inside, I have now replaced them with stainless steel professionally bent and holes bored these are holding up well and are wearing with no marks on carpets.Hopefully that is the answer
When I get the plastic ones from FR. I have found a fabricator today, that can make them in stainless steel for me. I figure I will take it down and get a price, I'm tired of this problem. What is the thickness that you had them made? I figure if they bore some wholes with a bored whole to keep screw flat, I may never have to replace them again. On mine you can see the neoprene bar showing flakes that something is catching it and it's probably the staples. I could see Aluminum would discolor your rug. Stainless would work for that. I still think that one slide is just to heavy.
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Yes i had holes drilled in the underside and used flat screws to secure, i had the fabricator tig weld the stainless to keep the end at 45 degrees to allow the slide to move up over the carpet inside. The thickness i used was 3/64 inch ( or 1.2 millimeters).
The modification certainly has worked for me, good luck mate

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Come to think about it, I find it about this time of year, like when the weather starts to change. This last one cracked at the 90 degree first then a center section about 3" was just missing. I checked all over to find those strips you are talking about, couldn't find them checked eplastics but maybe I didn 't know what to look for. For sure they are garbage. Can you give me some info on them or your post # if you posted it? Did they come with the 45 degree at the end? I think the staples didn't help either. But it always seems that the 90 degree edge rips first. It is such a clean cut you would think it was done with a box cutter. Any info would be helpful...Thanks
Im gonna have to look thru my info. I did share it here at one time.
Not sure what your talking about with a 45 deg ends. (mine don't have them).
Not sure I go with aluminum or stainless on mine.
Mine are holding up good so far other then the doublesided tape on one giving way (3" section)
I do like this idea posted before:
Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tml#post626416
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Come to think about it, I find it about this time of year, like when the weather starts to change. This last one cracked at the 90 degree first then a center section about 3" was just missing. I checked all over to find those strips you are talking about, couldn't find them checked eplastics but maybe I didn 't know what to look for. For sure they are garbage. Can you give me some info on them or your post # if you posted it? Did they come with the 45 degree at the end? I think the staples didn't help either. But it always seems that the 90 degree edge rips first. It is such a clean cut you would think it was done with a box cutter. Any info would be helpful...Thanks
Post 328 has the numbers from my strips. Note 2 different numbers but the strips look exactly the same.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tml#post628556
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:14 PM   #389
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Is this happening mostly on Prime Time units or on all FR products?
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:34 PM   #390
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Is this happening mostly on Prime Time units or on all FR products?
I understand it's happening on other brands as well.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #392
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:47 PM   #393
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Yes I ordered 4 new strips from FR for my unit. The only difference is that they came with a piece of double sided tape. Now they will not staple through the plastic that is causing them to break including the weight. I came to that by only my one slide breaking every year or less. You can see where the staples are being dragged across the neoprene bar. I have now had 4 new stainless steel strips fabricated. They do not not need screws or anything on the bottom. The sides and rear hold them solid. I will pick the unit up Friday they are done with both slides. This will end my problem. But being out of warranty, the cost to install them is like 180.00 a side for the plastic everytime. I have replaced 5 strips in 3 years. They crack at the 90 degree first then they start to tear your strip up which in turn will tear your seals up. BIG MONEY THEN. The biggest problem then is that water will penetrate that edge without you knowing it then your replacing the slide floor. I will post pictures after I get it back of them installed on the slide. I will also have two sets of the new plastic ones for sale that I got (bought) from FR and made the pattern.... The cut on the side is so clean it looks like someone cut it with a box cutter. The only way to tell is to check each with your hand.
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Can you post some pictures of the stainless ones? I had one crack and replaced as well before we put it up for sale. Looks like the stainless is the best option.
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Can you post some pictures of the stainless ones? I had one crack and replaced as well before we put it up for sale. Looks like the stainless is the best option.
Yes no problem, they said it will be done today. Service Manager told me they work well. We will see. You know I remember that I didn't almost buy that unit once I seen the weight on that slide. But was assured by the salesman that there was no problem. I guess live and learn, but it's been a thorn in my side since day one. Other then that and the tires the unit has been great.
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Here are some pictures if I can load them. They work great with no screws or staples holding them on the bottom only the side. If I would have to due it over I think I would have went with 18ga and 16 ga. But both slides are now done and the problem is over.
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Looks good! Do keep us posted as how it holds up or of any issues :-D
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Looks good! Do keep us posted as how it holds up or of any issues :-D
Yes I will if anyone needs the Majestic Plastic I have 4 for sale I got them from FR cost 46.00 plus shipping. 2 left and 2 right. Might help someone out.
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What gauge stainless are they? Too bad somebody doesn't start manufacturing those. OC?
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Hey Guys i like the idea of no screws on the bottom i have one side to replace ill try that, i used 1.5 mil which i believe is between 16 and 20 gauge, the first ones i used are functioning well, maybe a thin film of silicone along the bottom leading edge would stop moisture getting behind the bottom strip, although i figured that the slide outs are in during travel so no water can get in.
Thanks for the different ideas good luck and safe travels.
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