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Old 09-26-2022, 07:56 PM   #1
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Pinnacle 32 rlts… trim above bedroom closet fell off…installed by staples…do I use some wood glue to put back on along with the staples? This is twice it’s fell off.
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I don't know but I have a section of trim coming off below the dining window and it is stapled on also. I will let you know if I find anything out and keep me posted if you get any information. I will be visiting my dealer soon for some repairs.
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Pinnacle 32 rlts… trim above bedroom closet fell off…installed by staples…do I use some wood glue to put back on along with the staples? This is twice it’s fell off.
Wood glue won't really do well on finished surfaces. Are you only driving the staples back into the original holes, if so, that's why it keeps falling. Remove the old staples and restaple an inch or so from the previous points.
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Use flexible construction adhesive and then re staple. Wood glue won't bond to non porous surfaces and isn't flexible, it just won't hold.
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My storage compartment under the bed fell apart because it too was held together with little staples.
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Pinnacle 32 rlts… trim above bedroom closet fell off…installed by staples…do I use some wood glue to put back on along with the staples? This is twice it’s fell off.
Those staples are useless. I had the crown molding in the living/kitchen area pulling away at the ends when our rig was only 1 year old. The dealer re-stapled it with the same smooth staples the factory used and in addition put some sort of glue which made a ugly mess. Six months later it was pulling away again. I used very small black sheet rock screws that did the job. We have the dark trim so you can't even see the screw heads. Other smaller molding that has pulled away I use long small brads and drill a tiny hole smaller than the brad. Hammer them in and slightly countersink them with a punch. Then use a dark filler stick to hide the tiny holes. They do NOT come out. Those staples are smooth and have no gripping power like brads do.
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Agree it sounds like the staples are the culprit. You can use brad or small nails along with a construction adhesive like Liquid Nails and that will solve it just be careful you don't use too big of a nail or screw and split the wood. If you have any doubts pre-drill a small hole in the trim to avoid splitting the wood.
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Agree it sounds like the staples are the culprit. You can use brad or small nails along with a construction adhesive like Liquid Nails and that will solve it just be careful you don't use too big of a nail or screw and split the wood. If you have any doubts pre-drill a small hole in the trim to avoid splitting the wood.
An old timer trick to avoid splitting trim is to blunt the tips of the nails. Back a hundred years ago I'd see the trim carpenters stand the nail sharp end up and flatten the tip with one smack of the hammer.
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If the trim is completely off, you might want to scuff up the back side of the trim and the wall behind. This will make the surface more rough and help open the pores for the glue to get into and stick better.
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Use small finishing or "brad" nails -- maybe .25 inch long -- to reattach the trim.
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they sell liquid nails.... it works great....
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Ive had luck with silicon seal
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An old timer trick to avoid splitting trim is to blunt the tips of the nails. Back a hundred years ago I'd see the trim carpenters stand the nail sharp end up and flatten the tip with one smack of the hammer.
Yes sir my grandpaw told me about that years ago. Honestly had forgotten about that.
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If the trims vinyl wrapped then the back should still be exposed wood. Probably MDF. Glue will work on bare wood.
If stapling then use collated staples. Something every RV manufacture should be doing.
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I say pneumatic framing gun with 16d nails! Kidding of course....

I use T88 on my plane or Loctite Hysol High Heat. You can add a couple brads if you want but it don't need it.
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