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Old 05-10-2016, 11:12 AM   #1
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My fix for darco wearing/tearing under slideout

My Prime Time Crusader 295rst started to exhibit heavy darco wearing just inside from the outside edges. I tried all the tape fixes to no avail. I found a product called Slick Strip on e-bay from a woodworking supplier. Its main use is for saw fences and router tables. It comes with a adhesive backing which is of little help on darco so I stapled it along the inside edge. If you staple it close to the wearing area it will pull the staples out ( I learned the hard way ) It comes in a 3" X 10 1/2 ' roll for $24.00 which will do the job several times. I ran the room in and out 10 times and it looks fine. Note: it is the heavy slide with the stove/refer/entertainment center, and lots of storage.
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I found it on Amazon. Looks like it would be worth a shot.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035YAT5Y..._AAHmxbNX8QBMR
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:00 AM   #3
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That is it, it is slicker than teflon
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:15 AM   #4
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My Prime Time Crusader 295rst started to exhibit heavy darco wearing just inside from the outside edges. I tried all the tape fixes to no avail. I found a product called Slick Strip on e-bay from a woodworking supplier. Its main use is for saw fences and router tables. It comes with a adhesive backing which is of little help on darco so I stapled it along the inside edge. If you staple it close to the wearing area it will pull the staples out ( I learned the hard way ) It comes in a 3" X 10 1/2 ' roll for $24.00 which will do the job several times. I ran the room in and out 10 times and it looks fine. Note: it is the heavy slide with the stove/refer/entertainment center, and lots of storage.
Can you post a photo of your repair?
Might help folks understand in the future.
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I'm having the same problem. As 5picker requested, pictures would help.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:08 PM   #6
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I will, I may not be at the camper tomorrow but the weekend for sure.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #7
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I wonder if the Slick Strip would work on my slider. The roller tore the fabric and now the fiberboard floor shows through. Would I need to staple the Slick Strip piece and then put the Eternabond on either side? I can't access directly under the roller without removing the slide (which is not in my bag of tricks). The roller doesn't seem to be rough or cracked so I'm thinking that since the fabric was possibly worn, it caught and ripped. Thoughts?
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:18 PM   #8
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Check out my repair back in Feb 2015 on my Crusader.

Thread title: Slide out /Underside wearing
and go near bottom of page 48. with pics.. I used some UHMW that was machined with regular wood working tools.

Now - I know the repair was doing great for about 3 months, then I traded it in for a diff brand with hard plastic bottom and rollers.

I wish I knew who purchased it just to follow up on my repair.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:51 PM   #9
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FR has a fix out for the Darco shredding on the edges under the slides. It's a formed piece of plastic angle that attaches under the metal trim piece running along the bottom edge at the ends of the slides. I put it on my Silverback last fall.
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Do you have any picture?
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Check out my repair back in Feb 2015 on my Crusader.

Thread title: Slide out /Underside wearing
and go near bottom of page 48. with pics.. I used some UHMW that was machined with regular wood working tools.

Now - I know the repair was doing great for about 3 months, then I traded it in for a diff brand with hard plastic bottom and rollers.

I wish I knew who purchased it just to follow up on my repair.
Do you have any pictures of this?
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:03 PM   #12
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Check out my repair back in Feb 2015 on my Crusader.

Thread title: Slide out /Underside wearing
and go near bottom of page 48. with pics.. I used some UHMW that was machined with regular wood working tools.

Now - I know the repair was doing great for about 3 months, then I traded it in for a diff brand with hard plastic bottom and rollers.

I wish I knew who purchased it just to follow up on my repair.
Did you take any pictures of your repair? What is UHMW?
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:41 AM   #13
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UHMW - Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
In other words, plastic sheet.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:26 AM   #14
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My rig is at storage right now, I'll get a photo in a few days. It's just lengths of hard black plastic angle about 4" wide with a 1 " lip that goes under your end trim piece. Since my dealer is worthless, I just called the factory warranty division and had it sent to my home. There was a thread several months back on here that had photos ... I don't remember the FR line of RV.
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I used a pneumatic stapler the second time around and found out at the edge you can only use a 6mm or 1/4 inch staple. The reason they were pulling out is there is a metal frame under the wood and the longer staples were not seating all the way. Then when the room came in or out they were rolling out .
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Did you take any pictures of your repair? What is UHMW?
Yes, I did post the pictures back in Feb. 2015, just do a search on the title, and then go to page 48 - It is a large thread...

Hope that helps!
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Thanks! I will try to locate the thread. Wish me luck!
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:08 PM   #18
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Just got back from Home Depot with my 6 dollar fix. 1 1/8 X 1 1/8 X 1/8 corner gaurd.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Trimaco-1...184G/100118843
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:03 PM   #19
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I sure wish that would work on mine but only have about 1/2 inch on vertical side. Hope it works great for your fix.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:22 PM   #20
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I sure wish that would work on mine but only have about 1/2 inch on vertical side. Hope it works great for your fix.
They have it in 5/8" too. But in your case you can either tuck the long edge under the vertical existing trim or trim the corner guard with a razor to fit.
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