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Old 10-18-2019, 09:16 AM   #1
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FWS Crown Molding Came Off

A couple days ago I noticed the long piece of crown molding over the top of the FWS was sagging down in the middle about an inch. This is the crown molding around the ceiling, over the top of the slide, not attached to the slide itself.

Upon further inspection most of this long section was ready to come off.

I carefully pulled it down with the help of the DW. Pulled the factory trim nails through and reinstalled.

First of all this trim would have never came loose if it had been installed the way Newmar did it in a residential application. However, with these coaches crashing, banging, and vibrating down the road it was bound to fail over time.

I inspected all the other ceiling crown in the coach to make sure none was failing. There are some different areas where if a piece of this molding fell off while under way and you tried putting the slide out later it could cause some real problems.
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We have had that same issue with the crown molding and other trim. I use a finishing nail gun and just nail them back up.
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We have had that same issue with the crown molding and other trim. I use a finishing nail gun and just nail them back up.
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The 1 1/2" trim nail Newmar utilized (air) to fasten my crown was about the correct length. The issue was they shot right in the middle of the crown at an angle up toward the very top of the ceiling. Unfortunately this allowed only about 1/4" of the nail to actually penetrate the wall. I'm shocked it stayed up for the 15,000+ miles it has!

I used a trim nailer with 1 1/2" nails, however I shot them lower/closer on the crown so they would penetrate the wall approximately 3/4". Had to hit about the same areas to avoid any metal studs. Prior to setting the piece in place I applied a thin coat of adhesive silicon to its bottom flat edge. It is not coming off again.
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The 1 1/2" trim nail Newmar utilized (air) to fasten my crown was about the correct length. The issue was they shot right in the middle of the crown at an angle up toward the very top of the ceiling. Unfortunately this allowed only about 1/4" of the nail to actually penetrate the wall. I'm shocked it stayed up for the 15,000+ miles it has!

I used a trim nailer with 1 1/2" nails, however I shot them lower/closer on the crown so they would penetrate the wall approximately 3/4". Had to hit about the same areas to avoid any metal studs. Prior to setting the piece in place I applied a thin coat of adhesive silicon to its bottom flat edge. It is not coming off again.
can I borrow you nailer?
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:00 AM   #5
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Several years ago I had to sell my 3 air nailers. Broke my heart to let them go but I never needed them again until this week. Worked out one of my contractor buddies was close by.

If it happens again and I'm not so lucky I'll probably get on the local Craig's List to try to find one.
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Several years ago I had to sell my 3 air nailers. Broke my heart to let them go but I never needed them again until this week. Worked out one of my contractor buddies was close by.

If it happens again and I'm not so lucky I'll probably get on the local Craig's List to try to find one.
I couldn’t bring myself to sell so I am paying to store them😀. Hope I don’t need in the coach. Glad you got it fixed permanently.
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I have always gone out and purchased every tool I needed as I needed it! But when I down sized I got rid of all the wrong ones, so I am accumulating again!
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