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Old 04-21-2016, 06:55 AM   #1
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Screw rail with vinyl insert...

Are the screws in the rails beneath the vinyl inserts meant to have dicor or some type of sealer on them? I'm replacing my cracked vinyl inserts and noticed there is no sealer at al on the screws. The trim I'm replacing runs up the front of the TT to the first few horizontal feet of the roof. Seems odd that the screws wouldn't be sealed.

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There is usually a sealing tape on the back side of the rail, the manufacturers depend on this to seal the screw hole. It would be a good idea to put some caulk on the screw when replacing it.
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When i was working on or first fix er upper, most of those screws where basically rusted almost away. If you are replacing all of the trim, i would remove the screw and replace with SS screws with a dap of sealer under the heads. Depends on how much work you want to get into. There are those ( sometimes me ) if it ain"t broke don't fix it ! How long to you plan on having the trailer ?
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