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Old 12-14-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Classic Motorhome side moulding trim..

My 345, like others has 2 extruded aluminum mouldings, that run pretty much the whole way around...
The gap is where the moulding is riveted on.
On mine the gap/groove is painted black(sloppily!), but I saw on one 345 locally that they had a rubber strip in the slot. Looked like or similar to the "Lock Strip/moulding" that older windshields have. Like a D shape.
I have looked at tons of pics today, and some clearly have nothing in the gap, and some I cant see...
Should it have a rubber piece in there?
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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This is a pic of the Extrusion..
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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Ours has the rubber filler strips in the slots.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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I think they all have plastic fillers, ours does. We got rid of the worn out black and replaced it with AS blue. The thick lower fillers and the uppers should be available from any AS dealer. Try Andy or Oasis RV in Tucson.
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This is a pic of the Extrusion..
That material is called "belt line insert".

It's a colored vinyl insert that's placed in the molding.

The lower part is called "rub rail insert".

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #6
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That material is called "belt line insert".

It's a colored vinyl insert that's placed in the molding.

The lower part is called "rub rail insert".

Andy
Here's our re-do, I like the blue better. On the rub rails, self-tapping screws will work better when replacing the end caps.
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thank You Andy, what colors do you have ?
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