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Old 06-07-2023, 01:03 PM   #1
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Vinyl trim around front cap...

I replaced the vinyl trim on the passenger side. Underneath I don't see how it is to keep water off those screws. I had 2 screws missing near the top, squirted a little dicor over the holes. If the factory abandoned those holes, should I still try to get a couple screws in?
Each winter the vinyl trim gets pulled out by ice from the water that gets behind the vinyl trim. Colorado and South Dakota winters so far. Any tricks?
I've had the coach 3 years and finally have the time I need to work on it. Retirement or something like that...
Thanks to all that answered my last post, thusly causing this post!
I really enjoy this forum and all on it, thanks!

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Old 06-08-2023, 10:08 AM   #2
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I replaced the vinyl trim on the passenger side. Underneath I don't see how it is to keep water off those screws. I had 2 screws missing near the top, squirted a little dicor over the holes. If the factory abandoned those holes, should I still try to get a couple screws in?
Each winter the vinyl trim gets pulled out by ice from the water that gets behind the vinyl trim. Colorado and South Dakota winters so far. Any tricks?
I've had the coach 3 years and finally have the time I need to work on it. Retirement or something like that...
Thanks to all that answered my last post, thusly causing this post!
I really enjoy this forum and all on it, thanks!
Do you you have a leak inside from front cap or dripping in seam that goes across bottom of the cap ? I had a a seal tech test which showed the vinyl trim leaking the independent shop is going to remove all screws remove , clean and reseal with hengs 5050 butyl (black) reinstall and reseal with white proflex . Something that was supposedly done by dealer 4 months ago . To the cost of just over 1000.00 .
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Old 06-08-2023, 10:18 AM   #3
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I replaced the vinyl trim on the passenger side. Underneath I don't see how it is to keep water off those screws. I had 2 screws missing near the top, squirted a little dicor over the holes. If the factory abandoned those holes, should I still try to get a couple screws in?
Each winter the vinyl trim gets pulled out by ice from the water that gets behind the vinyl trim. Colorado and South Dakota winters so far. Any tricks?
I've had the coach 3 years and finally have the time I need to work on it. Retirement or something like that...
Thanks to all that answered my last post, thusly causing this post!
I really enjoy this forum and all on it, thanks!
Do you you have a leak inside from front cap or dripping in seam that goes across bottom of the cap ? I had a a seal tech test which showed the vinyl trim leaking the independent shop is going to remove all screws remove , clean and reseal with hengs 5050 butyl (black) reinstall and reseal with white proflex . Something that was supposedly done by dealer 4 months ago . To the cost of just over 1000.00 .
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Old 06-08-2023, 12:41 PM   #4
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So far I show no water damage inside the coach but am pretty sure water is getting in all around the front cap as there is moisture under the roof seam. Scheduling a review with CW to check all this out and send to Thor.
Thank you! Your info helps me to know what to tell my CW service manager what needs reviewed...
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Old 06-08-2023, 01:47 PM   #5
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One tip comes to mind about this leak thing.

Take a look at the bottom edge of what I call the wing walls before you take it to the shop

The little short walls just behind your driver and passenger cab doors

This is how I discovered that I had a leak. the metal trim along the bottom edge was coming loose.
Others here in the past have found the same thing
Turns out that the core board for these short walls are some of the only wood in my coach, and it's just raw exposed plywood edges. That in of itself isn't the issue. Mine was leaking up on the roof, and without my knowing seeping through the side wall apparently over the door, and working its way down into this wing wall. No wood in the side wall there, but there was rot in tis wing wall, mostly down low but some higher up too.

Easy to remove the vinyl padded panel that covers it on the inside. The upholstery buttons (if it's like mine, are just snaps that pop right off, revealing screws. Just a few screws the whole things comes off and you can get a good look at the plywood wall

I'd suggest looking at that trim, and probe under it a bit if you can. If any of that wood is soft I'd question your tech and Thor about it. If it seems dry and solid I wouldn't worry.
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Old 06-08-2023, 04:32 PM   #6
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So far so good. Open to the elements outside as the "waterproof" panel they put over it dislodges easily I see. Add it to the list...
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