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Old 10-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Slide out interior trim issue

This is something everyone should look at. Our Montana is 3 1/2 years old, it was a very early 2010 with Hickory interior. About a year or so back I found the trim on the bedroom slide, the top header board falling off, I applied glue, then tapped it back on, 6 months ago the same thing with the main large slide, this time the trim had almost landed on the floor after we arrived at the campsite, well yesterday on I-40 westbound, the road is a little rough, we pull into a rest stop, I go to use the one in the Montana, when I opened the door, all 3 sections of the kitchen slide Hickory were on the floor, the brad nails that attach one of them put a nice scratch in one of the lower kitchen doors. I placed all the parts on the couch nail side up, and completed the day, made a trip to Home Depot, and bought what I didn't have with me to fix it. Maybe the newer Montana's don't have the problem, ours does. I spent 30 years in the Home Construction Business, you do not apply an 8 foot long piece of trim with 50 gun brads, 10 would work, and where is the adhesive, brads will all work out. The money Keystone spends filling all those gun nail holes far exceeds the labor and cost of wood glue, so take the time and look if yours is loose, also, those nice veneer Montana logos, the oval ones applied to the center of the slide trim, ours have both worked there way down the wood, the adhesive they used appears to soften when warm, as in storage, I am going to try a heat gun, and slide them up, then tack a pair of small round head brass nails, and it will look fine, if your wood is sticky above the veneer logo's, there moving down, or on an angle as ours are, just a heads up.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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At last, one problem we have never had.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #3
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At last, one problem we have never had.
X2 on that! But I will be checking. I-70 in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri coming home could make your fillings drop out. By the end of the week we'll be doing 40 so I thank you for the heads up.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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I believe there is a good reason why Keystone does not use glue on the slideout trim pieces.

If a slide has to be removed - how would you get those trim pieces off?

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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We drilled some holes with a pilot bit to hold an oak plug while the drywall screw actually holds the trim to the slide. When we were at the Service Center, I made sure to tell the techs so they wouldn't get frustrated as to why the trim wouldn't come off. The vertical trim pieces each have two screws, one at the top and the other at the bottom. The horizontal ones have 2 or 4, depending on length.
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I believe there is a good reason why Keystone does not use glue on the slideout trim pieces.

If a slide has to be removed - how would you get those trim pieces off?

Al
X2. The trim has to be removed if the slides have necessary repair work requiring removal.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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Glue will keep the trim from being removed, if the slide has to be removed?, why would a slide ever have to be removed?. To remove the kitchen slide on ours the counter top would have to be removed also, even if it did, a small pry bar can remove the trim, maybe screws would be better, as others have mentioned, I just think it's a cost issue during production
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Easy answer. I have had slides removed twice, once to replace the teflon bar mounted on the floor in front that the slide moves in and out on (keystone forgot to install), and once when I had a floorboard replaced.
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Our bedroom slide was out, Keystone rebuilt it. What an experience, coming back to your rig to find the slide outside on the floor of the service facility on it's side.

Since then I have seen this several other times, don't want to say "Lots" cause that will panic some, but, have seen it time and time again. It is not that uncommon.

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