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Old 07-17-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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uhaul part - what's it called?

Hi everyone. What a fabulous place this is!!!
I've been a proud FG owner for about 2 weeks so please forgive my ignorance. Where the halves of the outer shells are joined, running from stem to stern, there's a white rubber or vinyl strip covering the seam. Looks kind of like a water hose slit lengthwise, and it was caulked over the most main FG joint. It's flapping in the breeze and needs to be replaced.
What's it called? If i ask the RV parts guys for 16 feet half inch white exterior U seal, they're gunna look at me like a have 3 eyes.
Also, where it's loose, i see a slight gap between the two halves about 6" inches long, and 1/16th wide at the widest part. Does this need fixed? Should i slip some epoxy in the gap and clamp it overnight, or is this natural? Do i just fill it with caulk when i find 16 feet of what-ever-it's-called, and is latex caulking how it's usually attached? It's a uhaul and their aren't any rivets holding the two halves together, and i don't think i have a rivet gun. *shucks!*
I shoulda' made my sceen name "clueless"! LOL
Any guidance here? Please!
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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Ya'll are quick! Questions are answered.
It's called TrimLok, and the small split should be filled with fiberglass resin, and the the TrimLok goes on with caulk.
Thank You, Thomas!
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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I had some leaks in the seam above the front window and sealed it with Proflex RV sealant. Easier than resin, but either will work
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:09 AM   #4
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We are also on FB at "U-Haul Camper"

Melisa, we have a very active U-Haul Camper page on FB @ "U-Haul Camper".

It is a closed group so ask to be a member and we can approve you.

You might want to have some
thing posted on you FB page so we know you are actually interested.

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Hi everyone. What a fabulous place this is!!!
I've been a proud FG owner for about 2 weeks so please forgive my ignorance. Where the halves of the outer shells are joined, running from stem to stern, there's a white rubber or vinyl strip covering the seam. Looks kind of like a water hose slit lengthwise, and it was caulked over the most main FG joint. It's flapping in the breeze and needs to be replaced.
What's it called? If i ask the RV parts guys for 16 feet half inch white exterior U seal, they're gunna look at me like a have 3 eyes.
Also, where it's loose, i see a slight gap between the two halves about 6" inches long, and 1/16th wide at the widest part. Does this need fixed? Should i slip some epoxy in the gap and clamp it overnight, or is this natural? Do i just fill it with caulk when i find 16 feet of what-ever-it's-called, and is latex caulking how it's usually attached? It's a uhaul and their aren't any rivets holding the two halves together, and i don't think i have a rivet gun. *shucks!*
I shoulda' made my sceen name "clueless"! LOL
Any guidance here? Please!
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