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Posted: 11/21/11 09:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, so I took my '10 trailer in to be winterized.

While it was in, they called me and said that the corner moldings were becoming cracked and separating form the trailer.

They said they wanted like an hour labor for each corner, that the stuff had to be dug out and re-sealed. Would end up to be a pretty expensive.

I am disabled, so I don't want to do anything on the roof, but this isn't on the roof, so it might be something I oculd do if it's not too hard.

Does the old stuff really need to be dug out? Can't I just patch it up with some dicor or soemthing.










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Everything that is loose has to come off. You don't want the "stuff" you put on only adhearing to the old "stuff"





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Time consuming, Me I think I'd just go back in with 100% silicone window an door caulk.

err removal? probably a plastic scraper, Paint thinner may soften the old stuff up some too


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Time consuming, Me I think I'd just go back in with 100% silicone window an door caulk.


Instead of removing the old?

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err removal? probably a plastic scraper, Paint thinner may soften the old stuff up some too


Looks like some places are recommending you remove the entire molding?

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Posted: 11/21/11 10:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Id go ahead and get out the old stuff yes.
No Iwouldnt take off the metal trim/molding a plastic scraper wont take of your paint as easily as a metal one will and they are cheaply had at most hardware stores youll need something to scrape out the old caulk,

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K Charles wrote:

Everything that is loose has to come off. You don't want the "stuff" you put on only adhearing to the old "stuff"


LOL, I was hoping my use of the word stuff would get someone to tell me what it is that I am supposed to use. Dicor?

How do you remove the old? Anything I should watch out for? Any Tips?

I could b wrong but I'm thinking this looks too easy to be paying the dealer $400-$500 to do for me.

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Bonefish wrote:

If the pictures are from the 2011 Heartland Trail Runner 27FQBS.

Why would it not be covered under warranty if it is coming apart at the corners?

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Purchased 6/3/2010 is why it's not under warranty.

Does this constitute 'coming apart at the corners? I sorta felt like this was pretty typical. Again, forgive my ignorance.

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heres a product if you want to go Dicor


https://dicorproducts.com/catalog/roof-products/replace/ultra-sealant/

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vladen wrote:

heres a product if you want to go Dicor


https://dicorproducts.com/catalog/roof-products/replace/ultra-sealant/


I don't really know enough yet to know if I want to go dicor or not. Honestly, I want the easiest, most cost effective solution for someone that is disabled.

This looks like something I might be able to do myself, and save a few hundred dollars in the process. but, I want to find out more information about the process to try to determine if it's something I can do or not.

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If the pictures are from the 2011 Heartland Trail Runner 27FQBS.

Why would it not be covered under warranty if it is coming apart at the corners?

Bonefish





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