This is just a thought, but the double sided tape has left me concerned for long term use of the drag chains on the XL system I have (and I am sure others would benefit just the same).
Instead of the tape, I drilled small holes and tapped them into the aluminum rails to better secure the drag chains. The chains themselves already have 4 holes that fit flat head machine screws perfectly flush and drilling/tapping 2 small holes in each rail looks to cause no integrity issues to the overall function of the machine itself.
I am sure it is not something we would see implemented anytime soon, but if anyone has any experience at all with drill/tap efforts, it literally took me less than 10 minutes to secure both using this method. One could even make it easier by just drilling out a hole and using a self tapping metal screw if they do not have access to a drill/tap tool kit.
Hopefully this advice will be helpful to some, or anyone who has had issues with the two sided tape.
Yes, I had the same concern with the dbl-sided tape. Mine (Y-rail) came off in short order so I also mechanically fastened it on. They all have the same potential, just the Y-Rail is more susceptible to coming off.
That’s sad — three decades ago, they were the best value at a local hardware store — sad that’s no longer the case.
Running around this weekend, I actually wound up w/ a N.O.S. Irwin M4 tap for $4.92 from the local True Value (when I couldn’t find M3, thought it might work — M4 heads won’t work too large) — in great shape aside from ~10–20? (or more?) years of dust on it.