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Old 04-22-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
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Side Rail Repairs

Good morning everyone I hope that you are having great day!

I've searched out forum with no luck so here's my question.

On our Holiday Rambler Endeavor, I have noticed that the trim rail (hope that's the right name) on the outside of our coach near the door is loose. Upon further inspection, the screws have pulled out of the side of the laminate (no large scale laminate issue though).

I was thinking of removing the rail, filling in the old screw holes, redrilling them and than mounting the trim rail again. What do you suggest that I fill the old screw holes with so that I can reattach the rails with screws?

You tips and suggestions are greatly welcomed!
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I've found a few loose screws on my endeavor trim, but the hole was not enlarged. The screw was rusting away. The manufacturer did not use stainless steel screws and eventually they rust.

If the hole is enlarged, you can try gluing a small wooden peg in the hole. After the glue dries, drill and insert a new screw.

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:02 AM   #3
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Toothpicks are a good choice for the wooden peg - worked on my former coach and still holding firm.
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Thanks guys...these are great ideas. What type of glue did you use that still stick to gelcoat/figerglass?

I'm going to remove the rail this weekend, remove the old screws and buy some stainless steel replacements. I was thinking about using gorilla glue in the old holes to get the toothpicks/wooden dowels to stick.
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On a similar note, I've noticed a piece of painted trim that has popped loose on my livingroom slide. It's toward the center, and obviously a screw underneath has rusted or pulled out. You can push on it, and it'll go back in, but it'll then just come back out. I've been throwing around the idea of pushing some glue under it to hold it back down, and re-caulk but not sure what should be used. Any ideas??
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