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Old 01-15-2022, 09:51 AM   #1
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the seam above the pop out is coming apart, the rivets have popped out for about four feet what's going on? HELP
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:58 AM   #2
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Those are usually fastened with screws not rivets and itís not uncommon for the screws to rust away over time. You can removed the cover carefully with minimal damage to the paint. Best to do it on a warm day when the sun can soften it. Then add new screws ( be sure to use stainless) in between the factory screws. Reinstall the cover and seal it well with chalk.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:19 AM   #3
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I'll add to what Steve says. It's pretty common for those screws to rust out.

On some model coaches, the slide out topper is attached to that trim piece. If the topper is tightened too much, it will pull the trim away..
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:45 AM   #4
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mine is attached above the pop out i guessed that was a possibility that the popout/cover pulled it out thanks for your help, should i always level up prior to opening the pop outs
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should i always level up prior to opening the pop outs
Do you have a gas, or diesel coach?
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Old 01-15-2022, 01:42 PM   #6
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The correct fix depends on where the fasteners have failed, and what kind of fasteners they are.

It would help us give better advice if you could take two pictures of the "damage" and post them to this thread. For the first, take a picture from farther away, but close enough to identify what part of the coach has the problem. For the second, take a picture that shows three or so fasteners that have the problem.

Your user profile says you have a Monaco Diplomat. To help in the future, I suggest add a "signature" to your profile. It contains whatever info you want; most people put info about their coach there, so they don't have to type it into each message. Instructions for adding a signature are here.
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A Diplomat you will want to extend and retract your slides with your suspension at 'Travel' height, before leveling your coach.
Retracting.... start engine, 'Travel' height, raise levelers, then retract slides.
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If your monaco is anything like my 04 HR Endevour my roof was riveted on. I have replaced almost all off the rivets with stainless screw. It started above the slides like yours and worked its way around. I think there are several posts about this on this forum.
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Do you have a gas, or diesel coach?
mine is diesel
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:49 AM   #10
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We had an 01 Ambassador that developed the same problem over the kitchen slide on the curb side. I removed the slide topper and had to cut the plastic cover over the beltline channel. I cut some boards to length to force the channel and aluminum roof material back into place and used some high quality stainless screws to put it back together. On that coach, the framing material was aluminum, so one had to be careful not to over-tighten the screws as they would strip easily. Also, when reinstalling the slide cover, I carefully counted the wraps of the spring so it did not have to much tension on it. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:56 PM   #11
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The AZ Expert you tube channel shows this issue and it is quite common on Monaco/HR. He says they can be riveted or screws. Plastic cover should lift off, may have to cut caulking. Good luck, Don
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