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Old 12-11-2018, 07:26 PM   #1
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Shrinking moulding?

So is my moulding shrinking because of the cold? Itís gotten down into the 20ís here in southern Colorado but I wouldnít have thought it would cause the moulding to shrink. Anyone else experience this and if so what did you do to correct it?
Still appears to be attached/glueded at the top and folded/tucked in at the bottom.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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that's just a vinyl insert...and they put it in a bit too short.

yes plastic does expand and contract with temperature. I have no idea how much for that kind of plastic though...
All I can say is that mine has not done that in the cold
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site.

We had trim like that on our old 5er. Every winter when it got cold out it would pull out like that. In the spring I would re-seat it and it would be good to go for the season.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:55 PM   #4
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Needless to say it’s quite annoying. Thanks for the input.
Can’t wait to get out in the road on a regular basis again.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #5
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Shrinking Molding

The same thing happens to my Freedom Elite 26HE. I cut it so it would no longer be a problem. Not too noticeable, but this should never happen.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:40 PM   #6
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Shrinking moulding?

Its easy to fix, no tools necessary. The bottom end of the trim just folds up into the channel. Pull it down and out from the bottom and separate the remaining vertical trim from the coach (be careful not to tear anything). Then re-seat it, starting at the top and working down.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:59 PM   #7
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Ive had that problem on the rear of my 2014 Vegas. I had to remove the decal and get another. My mold was red in color and there’s no way to remove it w/o damaging the gel coat. Seems the mold went thru it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:24 PM   #8
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We were driving on the 15 through Salt Lake and ours came out while driving. Nothing a little gurilla glue can’t fix
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:28 PM   #9
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Incredible Shrinking Trim

Yes we have a 2014 Thor Freedom Elite 23 U or H depending upon where you look. Same Class C style as the pictures posted. We live in Northern Canada where it gets cold. This is "Thors" second winter in the north after his original owners in Florida. Both winters now and numerous cold spells in between we have experienced the death loop by the front doors. It is kind of deadly when you are not expecting this and get out in the dark, you get out and strangle yourself on the loop handing down. We have removed the screwed down section at the bottom figuring the trim would just ride up in its track if it was not anchored. Not so. I tried buying more trim and found that the Canadian dealer's don't stock it and I would have special order a spool of 500 feet of trim...

Still looking for a better solution than simply retucking it in, each time it gets cold outside.

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Old 12-12-2018, 01:10 AM   #10
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I was thinking an application of heat from a heat gun to make it a bit more pliable at the end where it’s folded back in on itself.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:22 AM   #11
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We have removed the screwed down section at the bottom figuring the trim would just ride up in its track if it was not anchored. Not so.


Still looking for a better solution than simply retucking it in, each time it gets cold outside.



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Hmmm, that was my plan too. So far itís working but I have Northern California weather, not Canada. Your extremes are much more challenging for sure.
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