Rail for skirt? Motorhome

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  1. Jev88

    Jev88 Funster

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    Hi. Never dealt with skirts and awnings before. I have this rail with a rubber strip that easily pulls out. Is it meant for a skirt?
    Do I have to look for specific style of skirt?

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  2. Clarky

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    I would think that is to protect the sides from scrapes and dings.
    Nothing like any awning/skirt rail that I've ever seen.

    Richard.
     
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    No that’s a joint where different panels meet so you need to put it back in.
     
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    The end cap is supposed to go over it to keep it in place.. over time the rubber has shrunk a bit.
    1) remove end cap
    2) reseat the rubber in the groove
    3) starting at the end using the flat of the hand manipulate the rubber along a bit, slowly working away from the loose end.
    You will have to do it several times to ;creep; the rubber back to where it is supposed to be ( well in to the end cap )

    It takes time and patience ( and a sore palm ! ) but it will get there , millimetre by millimetre.

    When it is back in place use a little sikoflex or similar ( puraflex 40 is excellent and a 1/4 the price of Sikoflex, available from Tool Station ) inside the cap to hold the rubber and stop it from going back along the rail
     
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    No it's not a skirt rail, it's part of the MH structure, the rubber just protects the aluminium jointing cover strip so stop pulling stuff that you're not supposed to! :D2
     
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  6. Jev88

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    I am going to engineer my own skirt attachment then . Seems a waste not to use the "rail" already there .....
     

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