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Old 10-17-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Pocket Door off Rails

The door between my bathroom and the living room came off the track. It appears to have come off on the rear track. I do not see a way to get access to put it back on.

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Old 10-17-2019, 03:35 PM   #2
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Guy who did the walk through with us at the dealership, Buddy Gregg in Knoxville, said it was about $100 to put back in place. I didn't ask how it was done - wish I had now.
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I'm sure it varies by manufacturer.
But it so happens I recently installed a "johnson hardware" pocket door in my house and still have the instructions. If installed according to what they state then if you stand in the open doorway and look straight up you should see some screws holding the trim on one side or the other of the door. There may be others but they should be covered or hidden. You want the obvious and easy to spot ones. If you remove them then that trim piece comes off. Then you can shut the door and have access to the rollers.

It may be a totally different brand and design but I'm pretty sure you would still take the same basic approach. I don't think you'd get it back on without removing something to be able to see what you are doing.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:32 PM   #4
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It looks like you have the same rail system as my Beaver Coach. Mine comes down every so often also. The white "tab" you see in the bottom picture is the lock. The dangle piece that locks onto the door is kind of like a nail head. The nail head slides into the metal piece on top of the door, then the white piece rotates around to hold them together.

My rig has a piece of Cherry wood trim that was nailed up to cover the rail. By taking that piece off I can turn the white plastic lock. The trick for me is holding that heavy door up and sliding the traveling nail head into the piece on the door.

My best solution has been to use a long screwdriver and fulcrum under the door that I can step on and lift or lower the door with my foot, while I use a screwdriver in one hand to slip the nail back in. Then use the screwdriver to turn the white plastic lock around.

A few other points. The plastic piece has to be in the right place before you put the nail in. Understand the white plastic piece before you bother putting the nail in the slot. A head mounted light helps a lot. The nail piece is often way back in the door slot, an unfolded coat hanger can fish it out. (I carry that hanger in the closet bent to just the right angles.) It may help to take the other nail out and take the door completely out once just to see what everything looks like. Sliding 2 nails back into the slot and turning the white plastic piece is not much more work than just one. Once you "see" everything, it makes more sense on how to reassemble.

It takes me about 5 minutes now to do mine.
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I attached the information I received from Newmar on the pocket door mechanism. I needed to remove the door to repair the bottom track. Once you understand the mechanism, the pocket door is easy to remove and install.
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