Got a slideout or two on your RV? Take a close look at the exterior of your slideout rooms next time you do a walk-around. Many slideouts have corner pieces installed — they’re an easy way to cover the slideout trim pieces where they join at a 45 degree angle.
Here’s a problem through: These cover pieces can get loose over time and eventually blow off on the side of the road somewhere in Texas. One solution is to take them off and reapply adhesive using a clamp to hold them in place until the glue thoroughly cures. An alternate fix is to remove them, drill and countersink three or four holes, then reapply adhesive and screw them back into place. Once the glue cures, cut the protruding screws off the back side where the slideout meets the wall. This application will keep those pieces in place — even in Texas!
Thanks to Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing
I also want to add to this article (from my own work and experience) I also own a 5th wheel with 3 slides and yes these corner pieces do need to be watched and maintained. But more important and the reason for me to add too this article is “YOUR BEDROOM SLIDE” I was told by my manufacture (had my coach back to them) that you need to watch very closely your bed room slide all the company’s out there do the same similar thing and the bottom trim piece comes loose and then water leaks under your bed rotting the bedroom slide floor out. He manager looked and he said yup it is leaking (the coach was less than 1 yr old at that time, so when I got it back home I resealed it up, but again this year I had to reseal it up, and my coach is in a seasonal site so I only open and close it once a year. So to all you people who are lucky enough to travel please look UNDER you bedroom slide and see if the flooring is discolored, if so do what I did this year and take all of the lower trim off, clean it all up and reseal it with good quality silicone and then put it all back together and reseal the trim back to the slide wall, and you should be set for some time.