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    Posted: 06 Sep 2013 at 11:24pm


Back in July of 2013, Omaha, NE experienced a significant hail storm. The 2012 R177 RPod was unscathed (no dents) with the exception of the black trim on both sides of the Pod. Only one side of the trim needed it replacing though. This black trim covers the screws on both sides of the Pod.

The dealer suggested buying a package of black trim and installing ourselves. Our son replaced it on the damaged side of the Pod.

While traveling last weekend, we noticed we were dragging the trim behind the trailer and had to remove it.

What is the best way to install this trim, so it  stays? Ouch

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 2013 at 12:46pm
The trim comes in different widths.  From what you described, you need to install the wider width.  No sealant is required.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 8:28am
The trim on mine is all cracked on both sides.  I wonder if this would be covered under warranty; I have an extended plan but do not have any info on exactly what is covered.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 8:58am
I have replaced the trim on 2 or 3 trailers that I have owned through the years.  Normally the vinyl will last for many years.  Removal of the old and insertion of new is very simple.  Just squeeze the sides together and it come right out of the channel.  1" is the most common size but it does come in at least one other width.  Cost is around $8.00 to $10.00 per roll and a pod would probably take 2 rolls.  I would think it would be covered under warranty. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 9:13am
Thanks Sleepless.  So even if not covered, a cheap fix.  I'll call to check though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 9:28am
Make sure you check the ends of the trim pieces as with mine it was tucked in underneath about an inch and had a screw in it. It was also sealed around the screw. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 9:59am
Good point, Derek, one I forgot to mention.  The vinyl strip will have a tendency to shift unless it is anchored at both ends.  However, don't anchor it until it has had some time to acclimate.  Chances are it will stretch in length a little when you insert it, so give it a little time to relax to its normal length.  The first time I replaced a trim strip, I trimmed it to length right away.  After a few days in the sun, it was a few inches too short.  Allow a little extra length, and wait a few days before trimming.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 10:20am
So to install, do you squeeze it into the channel as well, or slide it in from one of the ends?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 10:32am
Squeeze it.  If you buy the right width, it will fit tightly in the channel. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2013 at 10:42am
Can you post a link to the trim, please?
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