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Old 04-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Rub Rail Maintenance Question

We just acquired a 2008 Classic 25fb. One thing I've noticed there is about a 1/4 gap in the lower rub rail behind the propane tanks and right above the battery box door. I guess the two pieces from where they start forward of the wheel well must have shrunk a little over the years.

Is this a source of a water leak. The interiour has the mouse fur and I don't see any stains and the moisture meter probe indicates no water infiltration.

I think the PO stored the AS in a sheltered environment and didn't seem to use the trailer much.

Should I just apply some Tempro or replace the two pieces of rub rail insert?

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Question Above the B-box door?...

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The two rectangle openings are vents for the battery box and need to be open.

I have sealed the top edge of the lower belt molding with PL roof flashing sealant from Home Depot. The same molding above the rear bumper and along the side at the rear storage compartments.


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I haven't had a Honey Brown in ages. Got a case of "The Big Kahuna" variety case from Kona Brewing Co, that I'm working on right now.

My battery box is in the A frame behind the propane tanks, holds two batteries. The rub rail, I think that is what it's called, runs along the bottom of aluminum shell over the top of the A frame. The silver insert has a gap right in the middle of the A frame. Sorry I don't have a photo. I would think the when the rail is attached there should be some sealant behind it. Isn't this similar to stick trailers where there is a metal channel rail that is mounted on the seams between the sides and roof and and a rubber/vinyl cover is pressed into the channel except the Airstream version is silver and shiny rather than beige or white.

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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If this is like our older trailer, it's the rivets holding the channel that need to be sealed. The insert is just for looks.
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Kelvin,

You can see the gap in the same molding as it runs back to the awning arm.
It was 1/4"+. I also sealed where it wraps around the front.


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