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Old 05-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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broken slide trim bracket

I noticed the trim at the bottom of my slide flapping in the breeze 2 weeks ago when I was bringing my new TT home. I was just wondering if there is any good metal experts on here that can tell me a better way of fastening this, besides the cheap pot metal bracket that came on it!!. The bracket on the left is the one my dealer sent me, totally the wrong bracket! I emailed them again to get me the right one, because we are due to go from Kansas City to Gatlinburg, Tn in 2 weeks, and I don't want my bottom trim piece coming off!!

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Old 05-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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I noticed the trim at the bottom of my slide flapping in the breeze 2 weeks ago when I was bringing my new TT home. I was just wondering if there is any good metal experts on here that can tell me a better way of fastening this, besides the cheap pot metal bracket that came on it!!. The bracket on the left is the one my dealer sent me, totally the wrong bracket! I emailed them again to get me the right one, because we are due to go from Kansas City to Gatlinburg, Tn in 2 weeks, and I don't want my bottom trim piece coming off!!

If it were me I would use a piece of 1.5" wide .120" thick steel flatbar of an appropriate length and bend it up to the right shape. Paint with rubberized undercoating available at most any auto parts store before installation.
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Thanks NWJEEPER, see you are from Wa, my aunt and uncle live in Port Angeles, Wa. Would love to get up there again sometime!! My grandparents took me there in their Airstream trailer when I was 8 yrs old. I'm 35 now!! I will try the flatbar, thanks.
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Thanks NWJEEPER, see you are from Wa, my aunt and uncle live in Port Angeles, Wa. Would love to get up there again sometime!! My grandparents took me there in their Airstream trailer when I was 8 yrs old. I'm 35 now!! I will try the flatbar, thanks.
We like the Olympic Penisula area. Pt. Townsend is one of our favorite weekend getaways that is within 2 or so hours from home and it's only about 40 minutes from there to Port Angeles. A lot of the time there is sun out there when there is none here in the Puget Sound area.

Good luck with your project. I know the steel won't break on ya. Just don't get any of the rubberized undercoating on you as it doesn't come off easy. Once dry though it is tough stuff and well suited for any metal that is exposed to the road elements or damp areas.
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