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Old 08-13-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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On my moho, on the side, near where the top and side join, there is a row of screws in a metal channel These screws attach the side to the roof. There is a piece of vinyl like trim, that runs the length of the metal channel. I have heard this called the "screw trim". Due to the heat, I think, the vinyl strip has popped out of the metal trim. It appears that all that needs to be done is to compress the vinyl and insert it back into the metal.
Am I correct in thinking that this will be a simple job, or do I have to drive it 85 miles to the dealer. Coach is a "99, so no warranty.
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As your coach ages that trim will harden and may even crack if living in hot areas of U.S. the dealer you mentioned will have rolls of it to replace and dress your MH trim from the old moldy strip.
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Thanks, 007, now tell me if I can go to the dealer and pick it up and install it myself, or should I take the unit down there and pay to have it installed?
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This plastic trim may be purchased from most any RV parts store. It is easy to replace in the track, just pinch it between your thumb and forefinger until it may be set back in the "track". The grooves on the trim will hold it in place. The trim shrinks with age, and sometimes hardens enough that it cannot be pinched enough to replace in the track. The hardest part of replacement is climbing up/down the ladder the length of the RV. Do not cut to length until you have reached the end, otherwise you may wind up too short. If you must butt the ends of two pieces together, it's fine, this is just to hide the screws anyway. Try not to stretch it when installing. I usually try to press it into itself and leave it a tad long, because it will shrink with time.
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On my moho, on the side, near where the top and side join, there is a row of screws in a metal channel These screws attach the side to the roof. There is a piece of vinyl like trim, that runs the length of the metal channel. I have heard this called the "screw trim". Due to the heat, I think, the vinyl strip has popped out of the metal trim. It appears that all that needs to be done is to compress the vinyl and insert it back into the metal.
Am I correct in thinking that this will be a simple job, or do I have to drive it 85 miles to the dealer. Coach is a "99, so no warranty.
That is the thought however it may just pop back out again in short time. It may be time to buy a roll of replacement vinyl. Check the screws while their exposed so you can shim, caulk and tighten where needed.
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This product is also used on truck toppers and can probably be found at these type businesses or bought online. I know Camping World sell it too.
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Buy it online or a local store and do it yourself. The only difficult part is that it comes in several widths, so you need to pick the one that fits your track. It comes in colors too, a couple shades of white, a brown and a black that I can think of offhand.
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