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Old 01-28-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
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Plastic under slide is cracked ???

Since I have a front living room, I can't call it a bedroom slide. One of the underneath plastic (sheets)? Is cracked in several places.
To fix it with a new piece would entail alot of work, removing trim, and unscrewing, not to say how far it goes into the body behind the rollers ???
Nothing is missing, and I can pull pieces down.
I'm wondering if I could just glue it all to the bottom of the slide ?
If so, what glue would be the best to stick this plastic to the wood, and never have to worry about it ever coming loose ??
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:06 AM   #2
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The plastic on the bottom of our bedroom slide has cracks, so I covered them with black gorilla tape in order to prevent the pieces from falling out. This spring I plan on getting auto body plastic filler and fill between the cracks. I hope this will fix the problem.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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No other suggestions ?
No one else has ever had cracks ?
If not, why mine, and DPAM ?
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:00 AM   #4
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no cracks here, yet knock on wood
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:31 AM   #5
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I'm going to get a 50 foot roll of 4 inch wide, underbelly tape for mobile homes and rv's.
It should work just fine, with minimal added thickness.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:51 PM   #6
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Cracks

I too have these cracks under only one of our slides. I did protect with the gorilla tape. I am at a loss for how or why it happened. I assumed some object ( Probably from the puppy ) may have worked its way under when closed and created the cracks when i opened - I was unable to find anything.
Our RV is parked in our RV park and has never seen the road ( Except for the delivery ) We have a awesome on site registered RV guy who i am going to ask to look into to ensure it's covered under the extended warrenty ? Strange for sure.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:39 PM   #7
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It's still pretty chilly here still, so I haven't applied the tape yet.
Pics when I get it done.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:55 PM   #8
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My 2007 3400RL has the same problem but with a good size piece missing. The area around the missing piece appears to be solidly attached, and as it is under the slide and rain cannot get to it, I simply used a can of Flex Seal on it to keep moisture from the air out. That was three years ago and no problems that I am aware of to date. I suspect one could use an exterior paint and achieve the same effect. If holes go through the wood or it it is splintered, I think a fiber glass filler or application of a glass mat would work.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:45 PM   #9
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We had a small crack from when the dealer repaired a water leak, I used a plastic welder then peeled it back & reglued with contact cement. you cant tell it was cracked, its amazing what you can repair with a plastic welder when you get the hang of it.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:32 PM   #10
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Ours cracked as well but no pieces fell out? It was on warranty so I asked and looked around and found a lot of people had the same issue. Most didn’t know it. The dealer replaced it under warranty but stated 1 time only. He said it is common because the factory used minimal glue. His fix was a new sheet with full coverage of contact cement. He said it may crack again, but he had 95 percent success rate. He replaced it and it has not cracked since. A small private rv repair shop here also replaces it, but he uses a white puck board. Not sure how he fastens it.
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:41 PM   #11
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ours is in the same condition. I noticed it when we bought it (used from a dealer). At first I insisted it be repaired untill I found out that the entire slide would have to be removed to do so. I do not have any confidece the dealer would fix it right so they just cut me a chech for the repair. I believe this is caused by temp and or humidity changes.
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