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Old 03-13-2023, 01:21 PM   #101
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Scott - since you performed the darco fix - do you think the slide skis (available on amazon) would have been easier or about the same?
 
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Old 03-13-2023, 01:27 PM   #102
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Scott - since you performed the darco fix - do you think the slide skis (available on amazon) would have been easier or about the same?
They would certainly be easier. There was a lot of measuring, fabricating and head scratching the way I did it; sometimes I do stuff the hard way. I also think the skis will perform just as well and I like that they come up the side a bit. I'm not sure the ski's were available when I did the job; at least I didn't know about them.
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Old 03-13-2023, 03:02 PM   #103
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Mikendebbie I put slide skis on one of my slide it’s seems to be working good, I’m going to order a set for the other side when I get home in spring. They were pretty easy to install.
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Old 03-13-2023, 06:18 PM   #104
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I have a 2018, 3120rl. The Problem Iím having is that the kitchen floor under side is so thin it wonít hardly take a screw. How did you solve that problem.
Any ideas will help. Thought about screws and glue.
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I have a 2018, 3120rl. The Problem I’m having is that the kitchen floor under side is so thin it won’t hardly take a screw. How did you solve that problem.
Any ideas will help. Thought about screws and glue.
We have the same model. You are correct, you can only put screws within about an inch of the outside edges (fore & aft); everything else feels like cardboard. Mine are holding fine with a single row of screws on the edge. I also used glue between the UHWM & darco and glue on the screws when I put them in. Last thing you want is one of those screws backing out and tearing up the floor inside. Finally, I put a bead of silicon on the edges.

As you can see, I drilled holes planning to put in two rows of screws but was able to only use one row.

Have you considered the slide skis?
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Old 03-13-2023, 07:16 PM   #106
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Did you take off the factory trim or go over it some thing new. Do you have pics of it.
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Old 03-13-2023, 07:39 PM   #107
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If I did it again I'd use Teflon I thing, might slide easier, instead of hop skip & jump it's way in & out.
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Old 03-13-2023, 07:47 PM   #108
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Did you take off the factory trim or go over it some thing new. Do you have pics of it.
Are you talking about inside or outside?
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Old 03-14-2023, 07:34 PM   #109
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Having used the ski’s, and the UHWM, the ski’s are easier to install, a little thinner, but not very wide underneath. I finally did all mine in thin 8” wide stainless steel strips, counter sunk the stainless screws, and sealed with silicone. The UHWM can really put a lot of stress when running in since it is thick, and beveling is not enough. And when others mention glue; there isn’t a glue that adheres to the darco 100%. I highly recommend the stainless steel approach.
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If anyone on this group would like the PDF I wrote regarding my repair of the Darco with HUMW PM me and I will email it to you.. The file is about 5.8mb in size with a lot of pics and more info on steps I used to do this repair.. The info might give someone else a better idea to improve improve what I have done
Hi Chuck, yes please send me the file. I have a 2019 HC310 RE and the Darco is tearing on the both kitchen and dining slides. Why did they only install 2 rollers underneath?
I noticed the dining slide cables at the door end are not parallel (slider to wall brackets)
the brackets were poorly installed and there not enough adjustment in the brackets to correct. Thanks the the help
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Hi Chuck, yes please send me the file. ...
The file is available here on the MOC in the Files section
https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...?do=file&id=64
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Is this the same material as the Duoform skis found on Amazon here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Several YouTubeís on how to install these.
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Couldn’t get the download to work right.
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Old 06-11-2023, 10:12 PM   #114
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Couldnít get the download to work right.
Click on the link and in the 4th brown ribbon, click on [Download Darco Slide Out Bottom Cover Repair] to download the PDF
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Having used the ski’s, and the UHWM, the ski’s are easier to install, a little thinner, but not very wide underneath. I finally did all mine in thin 8” wide stainless steel strips, counter sunk the stainless screws, and sealed with silicone. The UHWM can really put a lot of stress when running in since it is thick, and beveling is not enough. And when others mention glue; there isn’t a glue that adheres to the darco 100%. I highly recommend the stainless steel approach.
Hi James, I need to do this repair on my trailer.
Can you send me the details of the Stainless repair.
example, what was the thickness and did you install it the complete width of the slide,
(long enough strip to go on top the flooring inside or butt a beveled edge outside.
Any pictures taken would be great. Thanks Jim
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