Talin makes slideout plates available to all RV makers

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Talin Manufacturing announced today it updated the Guardian Plate system previously used to correct under-slide delamination and floor rot on Monaco brand motorhomes. It is now available for all gas motorhomes and towables.

““Our Guardian Plate system was originally engineered for Monaco brand coaches,” said Chris Throgmartin, director of Talin.

“The slide sidewall facing on our previous plates were manufactured to accommodate those coach’s slide construction,” he added. “Since then we have started to adapt these plates for other RVs which have different sidewall structures. The plates we now manufacture will be a direct fit for all RVs.”

The Guardian Plate system was designed by Throgmartin in 2015. Originally manufactured for do-it-yourselfers, the plating system is now used by dealers and repair facilities for installation by RV technicians.

Plates are custom made for each individual slide and all holes are pre-drilled. The plating system corrects minor floor rot and prevents reoccurrence using stainless plates and specialized sealants and adhesives, the company noted.

“We developed this system because too many floors were being needlessly replaced. The installation of our plates can save an RV owner thousands of dollars,” said Throgmartin.

The Guardian Plate system is sold in kit form including plates made from 304 mirror stainless steel, 304 aviation rivets and specialized sealants and adhesives. Installation takes two to four hours depending on the slide.

“When installed, the Guardian Plates not only seals the corners but enhances the slide structure itself,” said Throgmartin

SOURCE: Talin RV press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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