Rail for skirt? Motorhome

Apr 6, 2019
316
211
Peterborough
Funster No
59,702
MH
C Class?
Exp
1999 Autocruise Impala, bought 2019
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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Sep 26, 2013
2,214
1,519
Market Rasen
Funster No
28,295
MH
Self Build
Exp
Since 2003
No that’s a joint where different panels meet so you need to put it back in.
 

Jaws

LIFE MEMBER
Sep 26, 2008
21,091
31,148
Narrfoook
Funster No
4,189
MH
C class, Autotrail Chief
Exp
since 2006 ( I think ! )
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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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
 

Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
18,850
18,920
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Globecar Campscout
Exp
Since 1996
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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Jev88
Apr 6, 2019
316
211
Peterborough
Funster No
59,702
MH
C Class?
Exp
1999 Autocruise Impala, bought 2019
I am going to engineer my own skirt attachment then . Seems a waste not to use the "rail" already there .....
 
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Jev88
Apr 6, 2019
316
211
Peterborough
Funster No
59,702
MH
C Class?
Exp
1999 Autocruise Impala, bought 2019
Well that's lucky. The metal railScreenshot_20190503-143708.png that holds that rubber strip just so happens to almost exactly match a caravan awning rail! Slides in great! Just pop off end cap on site and slide skirt home.
 
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