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Old 05-21-2016, 07:28 AM   #1
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broken screws on slide out trim

On our first trip with our 2010 Winnebago 32K after arriving at the campground and setting up I noticed that the lower trim piece on the passenger's side slide out was coming off. After closer inspection it seems that two of the screws holding the trim to the slide were broken off. Of course I cannot get to them to replace them because they are underneath a painted piece that will ruin the paint if I pull it off.

So I made a modification and fix but I am more disturbed about why this happened. My only thought is that when I took the coach down off its jacks the side to side movement caused the slide to press against the sidewall and put too much pressure on the lower trim which snapped off the two screws. It was in the lower right corner so maybe that portion of the slide wasn't seated all the way in against the coach wall. Thoughts anyone??
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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On our first trip with our 2010 Winnebago 32K after arriving at the campground and setting up I noticed that the lower trim piece on the passenger's side slide out was coming off. After closer inspection it seems that two of the screws holding the trim to the slide were broken off. Of course I cannot get to them to replace them because they are underneath a painted piece that will ruin the paint if I pull it off.

So I made a modification and fix but I am more disturbed about why this happened. My only thought is that when I took the coach down off its jacks the side to side movement caused the slide to press against the sidewall and put too much pressure on the lower trim which snapped off the two screws. It was in the lower right corner so maybe that portion of the slide wasn't seated all the way in against the coach wall. Thoughts anyone??
Please add a picture so we can see what you are talking about.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:47 PM   #3
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Here's a photo. It's hard to tell, but the trim pulled away and split the sealant. This is it after I reattached the end. It's still not perfectly flat against the slideout, but I am hoping that when I reseal it, the sealant will hold it closer.
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It could be that they were just over torqued at the factory. Ive seen them pop on flat sided cargo trailers. They are rather soft screws.
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I saw a Landmark fiver with similar problem. They over torqued screws at factory and the heads were basically just being held by the paint. He replaced therm with SS screws and repainted the heads.
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Maybe that was it. Hopefully no other ones let go.
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