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Old 09-06-2022, 03:12 PM   #1
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Check Segment Protectors

How often if ever to check between segment protectors and body of trailer?
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I would periodically hose out the space with water. Other than that, there doesn't seem to be anything else to do, unless you flush out some debris. In that case remove the nuts securing the panel, carefully opening the panel to clean and or wash the trailer.
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I've opened them up once in 4 years to clean and polish the body of the trailer. You do need to do this periodically to inspect the sealant on the lower rub rail. Leaks here can rot out your floor. They are tricky to bolt back in place. I striped one of the bolts and had to drill the rivets to remove and reseal the bracket to replace the bolt.
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How often if ever to check between segment protectors and body of trailer?
I would check them initially to make sure they arenít touching the trailer skin. There are some where the protector was not arched properly causing it to touch the trailer skin and leave some nasty marks. If they are touching, I would attempt to re-arch them to avoid the contact.

Once that is confirmed I would think that seasonal opening and cleaning should be enough. I will do mine next year when I do the front window protectors.
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