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Old 12-22-2020, 11:35 PM   #1
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Trim shrinking?

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Old 12-23-2020, 12:03 AM   #2
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New trim is very inexpensive.
You replace the trim.
This has been a thing since there was such trim.
It used to turn brown black, develop a texture like sting ray skin, then shrink.
Now it just shrinks.

Really really inexpensive and easy to fix.
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Old 12-23-2020, 12:12 AM   #3
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I had a Freedom Elite on a E350. The trim on both sides (driver and passenger) shrunk during different cold winters. The first repair, I waited until spring when the temperature rose to the point that the trim would stretch back into the slots. I then sealed/glued into place. The second, I used a hair dryer to soften/stretch back into the slots. Again, I sealed/Glued into place. Never had a problem afterwards.
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:09 AM   #4
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Easy fix use it as an opportunity to inspect the screws to make sure none of them are rusted or broken off.
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Old 12-23-2020, 05:05 AM   #5
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On my old class c I used a hair dryer to soften the trim and pushed it back into the tracks. Then I put a couple of self tapping screws in the trim. One on the vertical side and one on the horizontal side of the curve.
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Old 12-23-2020, 01:54 PM   #6
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Mine shrunk during a snowstorm in West Virginia about 6 weeks after we bought the MH.
I sliced it with a razor knife and it fits fine.
When it gets ugly, I will replace it.
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Old 12-23-2020, 02:14 PM   #7
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Everything shrinks over time...


.... except our waistlines!
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Old 12-24-2020, 01:11 AM   #8
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Thanks, everyone. I figured it was shrinkage but it happened virtually overnight.

I just clipped it and glued it in place. The RV is only 3 years old.
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Old 12-24-2020, 06:48 PM   #9
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My 2020 did the same on both sides about a month ago.
I worked it back in the slots, added some guerrilla glue, duct taped it firmly, waited a few days, and took off the tape (gently).
So far so good.
My TT did the same a few years back.
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Old 01-10-2021, 03:39 AM   #10
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My 2020 did the same on both sides about a month ago.
I worked it back in the slots, added some guerrilla glue, duct taped it firmly, waited a few days, and took off the tape (gently).
So far so good.
My TT did the same a few years back.
Same happened on my new RV. Replacement wasn't really an option since mine has full body paint. I pushed it back in after applying some silicone adhesive behind it and used masking tape to hold it in place until the adhesive cured. So far so good.
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Thanks, everyone. I figured it was shrinkage but it happened virtually overnight.
Shrinkage?
Just ask George...

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