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Old 05-20-2014, 02:08 AM   #1
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LED light strip falling off

We attempted to wash off the notorious "Love Bugs" native to TX that pummelted the front cap. Not completely finished, and we noticed that the light strip over the "REDWOOD" decals on the cap, was dangling on one end.
When we able to get closer to it, we noticed that there wasn't any adhesive underneath that portion. Since we don't want that 'flapping in the wind' while we take it out on the road, and we are not going to haul it to the dealership for repair; have you had the same thing happen, and what did you do to keep it from further damage?

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P.S. This light strip is on the 2014 models.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:59 AM   #2
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Yes I have. Use an automotive double side tape last fall. Still hold strong.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:04 AM   #3
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Hot glue is more tenacious. I like it and it's really easy to use.
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Hot glue is more tenacious. I like it and it's really easy to use.
I can't even reach the strip from a ladder... how do you get a hot glue gun up there? May have to buy mittens for the extension ladder, so they don't hurt the RW.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:16 AM   #5
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How about sturdy step ladder in pickup bed? We have done that in years past.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:27 AM   #6
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How about sturdy step ladder in pickup bed? We have done that in years past.
I was going to do that for washing off the bugs. Don't know why I changed my mind.
Oh, now I remember... We had just finished washing and waxing a SUV, the Dually (front end and windshield).. and didn't want to get her wet again.

I think we will heed your suggestion! Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:37 AM   #7
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I carry a "Little Giant" 7 ft ladder around with me. I can stand close to the top of the ladder and reach the top of the trailer
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:42 AM   #8
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I carry the GPL Folding Ladders SLD-D7 7-ft Double-Sided Ladder.
Folds up nicely and stores in basement.
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I carry the GPL Folding Ladders SLD-D7 7-ft Double-Sided Ladder.
Folds up nicely and stores in basement.

Those are nice...I guess I should have gotten one of those
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It's amazingly sturdy and you can use both sides, when I'l high on the ladder I straddle the top and use both sides for better stability.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:05 AM   #11
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Chuck and Dave, I'm a little short on both ends, so I made sure that the ladder we picked out would reach the top of the unit. It's one that folds, turns into two ladders to make a scaffold and extends to 16'. Need to get mittens for the ends or park the ladder in the back of the dually.
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That will work, my main goal was to have a ladder that I could reach the top of the sides, would store VERY small and lightweight, the ladder I purchased is amazingly lightweight for the stability it provides.

I had a ladder as you described when I lived in a S&B, it was very heavy and bulky, I liked it for what it was but there was no way to tote it around in the coach so I parted with it and for the portable ladder.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:02 AM   #13
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I cay the collapsible 16' ladder. Collapses down to about 3' and fits in the front storage area. As for the LED strip, I just installed some LED awning lights and used 3m automotive double sided tape. It's uber sticky and won't damage your paint. Should work like a charm.

I ordered both the ladder and the tape off of Amazon.com.
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We carry this one. http://www.homedepot.com/s/ladder+extension?NCNI-5
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This stores in the basement against the wall weighs very little and reaches the top.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...n-ladder/69451
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This stores in the basement against the wall weighs very little and reaches the top.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...n-ladder/69451
Nice...I looked at that one too but it was too much $$ for me.
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The automotive tape used to attach trim is very tenacious and is not easily removed so it should solve your problem.
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Not to derail, but...
What are folks using to remove the bugs?
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I'd also like to know??? I've seen a lot about people using Pledge but not any detail, e.g. spray, wipe-on??? Also saw something about using dryer sheets???
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kneel (drop the front of the unit till the belly almost touches the ground) .. then back your tow vehicle close to the front cap.. stand in the bed... if you are 5 foot 6 inch plus.. you should be able to comfortably be able to reach the area in question.. to work on the loose portion.. fyi pull a touch more of the loose led strip off and use a small dab clear silicone on the section..and along the underside of the piece lacking adhesive.. secure with masking tape for 12 hours or so... all fixed..
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