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Old 07-17-2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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Rubber trim

I have two spots where the rubber trim has popped up. It seems to have been caused from the lower aluminum pushing it up. Anyone have this happen? I'm thinking of using some glue and applying pressure. Any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 07-17-2016, 05:18 PM   #2
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Clint, I had the same thing happen on mind, when I was in Southern Calif. for the winter, Too Hot, there is a metal strip under it if its the same, I couldn't get mind back on, due to the heat....I was able to take it back to the dealer and they replaced it with a plastic one....There are a few others who have the same trouble, I don't remember what they did?
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:20 PM   #3
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Clint,

Where on your camper is the moulding and is it decorative or functional.

The plastic mouldings are notorious for bubbling, stretching or shrinking due to the differing expansion/contracting due temperature fluctuations.
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Its decorative, but goes from one end to the other, I haven't had any trouble with it since, and its been in the 90's here....Some of the guys here have added end caps from Amazon, so the moulding won't move..I haven't put the caps on yet
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following - mine is plastic and doing the same thing all down the length of the garage area...
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Its decorative, but goes from one end to the other, I haven't had any trouble with it since, and its been in the 90's here....Some of the guys here have added end caps from Amazon, so the moulding won't move..I haven't put the caps on yet
Got it, Rich.

I couldn't wrap my mind around the angle of the shot. Our Airstream had the end caps, but it was the aluminum molding with the insert, the end caps just anchored the insert at the two ends. They didn't stop the plastic from buckling and distorting. Makes me wonder if the end caps would be effective in stopping the buckling in the middle of the molding.
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Its decorative, but goes from one end to the other, I haven't had any trouble with it since, and its been in the 90's here....Some of the guys here have added end caps from Amazon, so the moulding won't move..I haven't put the caps on yet
What kind of end caps? There seems to be metal behind the plastic or rubber molding. I don't think glue will fix it.

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