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Old 01-23-2022, 12:57 PM   #1
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Guardian plates

Does anybody know if Guardian plates are still in business. Left 2 email and 2 voicemail and no response
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Is this who you contacted?? Home | TALIN Manufacturing

They may be offsite at the big RV show.
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We spoke with Ingrid and Chris this week at the Tampa Super Show, Stone Vos and Talin are very much in business. Bethany was working the booth on Saturday and was very busy, we left the show on Sunday to return home.
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I will try them this week
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Old 01-24-2022, 06:27 AM   #5
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Does anybody know if Guardian plates are still in business. Left 2 email and 2 voicemail and no response
By the way;

We are very happy with the look/funtion of our GP's.
Installation is doable for many DIY-ers. I decided to have them installed.
I had all 4 slides done. A couple of my slides were experiencing the start of floor rot.
I caught it in time and did not require extra slide repair.
The whole thing was about 4k if I remember correctly.

p.s. If you do stay in Brooksville there is a bike trail right across from their shop.
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I will try them this week
I asked them a question Sunday and had a reply email this morning from Bethany. Good service I think. Good luck.
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By the way;

We are very happy with the look/funtion of our GP's.
Installation is doable for many DIY-ers. I decided to have them installed.
I had all 4 slides done. A couple of my slides were experiencing the start of floor rot.
I caught it in time and did not require extra slide repair.
The whole thing was about 4k if I remember correctly.

p.s. If you do stay in Brooksville there is a bike trail right across from their shop.



Who installed them for you?
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Who installed them for you?
Talin in Brooksville, FL. The makers of the plates.
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I priced Guardian Plates for all 4 slides on our 07 Endevor and about fell over! So I went to a sheet metal company that builds a/c pipes. They made me stainless steel plates to my measurements. Very thick just like Guardian. $210.00 for 4 slides and my afternoon labor.
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Regarding Guardian Plates and Talin Industries: I don't know about today, but I had Plates installed on all three slides on my Monaco Diplomat. I love them. I bought the Diplomat used with 100k miles and the previous owner didn't know how to maintain a MH. Two of the slides were separating at the seam on the lower ends of the slides, water had damaged the floor, etc. Talin replaced all the rotted wood, resealed everything and installed custom cut plates for all 3 slides. They are not cheap, but we don't need cheap.
They look great and there is NO water intrusion in my Monaco. Poor design, Monaco should have corrected this and we should not have to go to 3rd parties to fix stuff like this.

Anyway, spent some coin, but I love my Aircraft Grade Stainless Steel Plates.

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I priced Guardian Plates for all 4 slides on our 07 Endevor and about fell over! So I went to a sheet metal company that builds a/c pipes. They made me stainless steel plates to my measurements. Very thick just like Guardian. $210.00 for 4 slides and my afternoon labor.
If you make a thread with your info and how you did everything the serious diy'ers might go your route. Congrats on being able to successfully do this job.

It took the experts at Talin more than one day to do my MH. I think it was 3 days. They even had to remake one set of plates after they jacked up the slide and saw it didn't fit perfectly.
It's been almost a year and I couldn't be happier. I'm all about saving money when possible but I decided to not take this on.
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I priced Guardian Plates for all 4 slides on our 07 Endevor and about fell over! So I went to a sheet metal company that builds a/c pipes. They made me stainless steel plates to my measurements. Very thick just like Guardian. $210.00 for 4 slides and my afternoon labor.
Good for you for saving some money and installing them yourself as that is your choice.

Personally, I have no problem with the fabrication part as I have a full machine/fabrication shop at home and do all my own work as well.

That being said, I have a different take on things, maybe it is due to my running my own speed shop for 20 years. I feel that Chris @ Talin Manufacturing has done a lot of work in the R&D department of diagnosing the issues with the Monaco slides and then devising a reasonable solution that can be done without pulling the slides and completely rebuilding them in which bring them up to a solid and worry free platform.

Talin uses the highest grade stainless steel sheet as well as rivets and adhesive, none of which is cheap or inexpensive. After having multiple conversations with Chris several years ago it was easy to feel his passion for his work and product and the RV industry overall. All of which made me moe than happy to support a vendor who has contributed so much to the RV industry, Monaco in particular.

Many times we as end users see a product and think how easy it is to duplicate or reverse engineer something that another vendor has produced. We then think that we are a genius for doing it ourselves. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as that is each of our right and I have done so in the past on multiple projects.

However, what we sometimes fail to realize is that someone took a lot of time and energy to research and develop such products and I feel that has more value than most people realize. Had someone not already invented or produced such a product then there would be nothing to compare to or duplicate. That is how the industry shifts, when someone does the hard work to develop a product in the first place and then market it and get a return on their investment of time and materials.

I don't have money falling out of my a$$ either but I feel if I can support a fellow RV'er and his company in which will help to ensure that company will be around long term to help others as well as go on to develop more products for our industry. If the company is not responsible in their marketing or has poor customer service then they will sort themselves out of the market through attrition and if they have a product in demand and have good customer service to support that product then they should reap the rewards of their hard work.

Good ole' American ingenuity and capitalism at its finest.

It is everyone's personal choice on the products they use on their coach. I installed the Guardian plates on my coach about 5 years ago and think they work great plus they add an amazing appearance that compliments the brightwork already on my coach and have nothing but praises for the product and the company. There are other products that I have used that I cannot say that about.

That's my take on the matter. Take it for what it's worth.
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I made my own out of stainless steel sheet. You can buy it from any metal supplier, and I found some that would work OK at Lowes as a door kick plate. Cut to size, drill holes and indent the holes for flat heat stainless screws (about 1 to 1 1/4" long.) Bed the plates in epoxy making sure the mounting surface is both clean and free of loose bits and pieces. Injecting some epoxy between the existing plastic and the wood above it helps if you can do it. (Use a syringe turkey baster to inject it!)

I did make my own a few years ago using the above techniques, and they have worked very well.
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I met Chris a couple of years ago. He inspected my slides and they are in good shape. He has a passion for his work, as stated. His products are the best, not the cheapest. Many folks don't know that stainless steel comes is different grades, it isn't all the same. Good stainless is expensive.

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