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Old 04-06-2017, 04:02 AM   #1
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Salem 5th wheel jwrap replacement?

Hey guys I'm new to the form. Just recently purchased a 2008 a 316rkbs 5th wheel in perfect shape other then the j wrap on the passenger side is a little bent. Must of had a tire blow out in guessing. So my question is how does it come off. Does it snap into the strip above it? Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:39 AM   #2
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Are you are referring to the aluminum skirt at the bottom of the trailer?
If so, yes, it slides up into the J trim. The skirt is held in place by the aluminum supports that are screwed to the floor under the trailer.
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Thank you, Yes the aluminum skirt on the very bottom. I was going to go and get piece of aluminum and make it myself. But does it have a special lip on the top that slides into the j trim so it clips into it, or is it held in with adhesive/ silicone?
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Not sure about that particular model, but the one I saw had a crimped edge. If you have, or have access to, an aluminum siding break you can replicate it pretty easily.
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Thanks bama. I'm not sure either. That's what I kinda figured it would be. I'm just trying to figure it out before I take it apart.
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On my previous Coachmen, it was just slid up into the channel. I think the top was just hemmed. You could make a panel with a brake and hem the top. You would want to use heavy gauge coil though. Here is a link to new panels.

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Thanks for the link! Only issue I see is it says it's 17 inches wide mines only 11. If it has a hemmed edge I would have to cut it off to get the right width.
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Thanks for the link! Only issue I see is it says it's 17 inches wide mines only 11. If it has a hemmed edge I would have to cut it off to get the right width.
You can message them to see if they can be trimmed or if they have a smaller size? Did you try the dealer or factory for OEM panels?
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Ya I called them earlier , they are going to call me back tomorrow. Probably going to be pretty pricey if I can still buy it lol . I guess I'll just have to take it off to see how it really is at the top that connects to the j trim.
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