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Old 10-01-2017, 12:10 AM   #1
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Angry Check your trim insert

I was going to replace the black trim insert just above my awning because it had come loose during a recent trip to the beach. Went I got up there to my surprise every piece of black trim on the entire RV had torn loose from its screw on both ends. I had to replace and reseal every piece of black trim insert on my TT. When I was at the parts counter of the local RV dealer he asked me what going on and when I explained he asked me what brand. I said it's a 5 month old Dutchman and he told me they were the worst for doing this because they pull the insert way too tight on the assembly line.

The really lucky part is my TT hasn't been exposed to rain in over a month even though we spent a week at Myrtle Beach, so hopefully no moisture got in.

Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:27 AM   #2
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You can get caps to cover the raw ends of the trim. The caps help with holding the trim in place better than just the screw.
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You can get caps to cover the raw ends of the trim. The caps help with holding the trim in place better than just the screw.
Thanks for the tip. Never had a TT with the caps, I'll look.
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Is this the same thing? Just noticed this last week. Itís on my Rubicon RB2500 toy hauler. Made by Dutchman. Recommendations?




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Yes, you need to replace it, without pulling on it during installation, and seal both ends with non-sag DICOR.

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You can get that trim by the roll and not from the RV dealer. Look around on Ebay for it. It's the same stuff without the high dollar price tag.
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sundancer 87, got my trim caps on eBay for $12.95. Sealed and looks better too.
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sundancer 87, got my trim caps on eBay for $12.95. Sealed and looks better too.
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They make a great difference don't they? Too bad the manufacturer couldn't do this for a few pennies more. I guess a gob of caulk is cheaper and quicker for them.
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Is it simply called insert trim? What do I search? Lol


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Is it simply called insert trim? What do I search? Lol


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RV trim insert will get you many options on a search.
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