DIY Exterior Molding Repair

In this DIY episode, we'll guide you through the process of fixing a common issue with your RV: a shrunken, missing, or loose flexible insert trim. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace it effortlessly and give your RV a sleek, refreshed appearance.

Safety First

Before diving into the repair, prioritize safety. Check your surroundings, secure your workspace, and be cautious when using a ladder. Our goal is to complete the repair without any injuries.

Gather Your Tools

Make sure you have the necessary tools on hand.

  • Screw insert
  • Putty bone
  • Screw gun with Phillips or #2 square bit

Remove the Old Insert

  1. If the insert is stuck or missing, use the putty bone to carefully pry it free.
  2. If there's sealant, free the insert with the putty bone and remove it from the track along the base trim.

Prepare the New Insert

Precut a piece of the insert to the required length, ensuring it adequately covers the targeted area.

Install the New Insert

  1. Use the putty bone to work the new insert back into the base trim.
  2. Secure the end by either screwing it in or applying sealant to ensure it stays in place.

Final Touch

Ensure the insert is securely in position and fits seamlessly into the designated area.

Voila! You're Done

With a stable workspace, replacement inserts, and these straightforward steps, you can effortlessly replace the screw insert trim on your RV. Prepare for your next adventure with a rejuvenated vehicle! Remember, this DIY project is accessible to everyone. Follow these steps, and your RV will look as good as new in no time.

Safe travels and Camp Better!