Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
casper124's Avatar
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Redding CA
Posts: 65
Bed slide for 06 Apex

I recently found damage to the Face frame of the cabinet for the bathroom sink On the bed slide. The damage consisted of the face frame being pushed outward as a slide was extended. I found that the support bracket attached to the exterior wall under the slide directly behind the sink cabinet broken away from the wall and that the lag screws had sheared off. Thus causing the outside cabinet frame to drag on the floor.

Of course the screws were inferior and only 3/4 inch long.The support bracket is an L shape with black rubber or silicone type material that the slide rest upon for support when the slide is moved.

My plan for repair is to remount this bracket on the wall using longer lag screws and adding support braces from the bracket down to the floor in order to minimize future problem.

Two questions, first what is the maximum length of screw that I can use to remount the bracket considering wall depth to to avoid puncturing outside skin. Second I think I will have to raise the slide up no more then 3/16 to a quarter inch when remounting the bracket.

Would appreciate Suggestions for this repair.

casper124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-08-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,172
more length of lag screw won't help; you are screwing into hollow aluminum tube, so longet threads will only be grabbing air.
try next diameter larger. doesn't need to be a lag, you can use a slightly fatter coarse thread bolt if you tap the threads first.
IIWMI'd add some more screws above & below, slightly underdrilling the hole for a snug thread fit.
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water From Slide Out. Captaindon Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 10-28-2014 06:19 AM
Slide 'Creep' Out & Water millwind Thor Industries Owner's Forum 5 10-27-2014 05:11 AM
HWH Curbside level floor slide advice/adjustment at FMCA Redmond Cinequip Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 1 07-21-2014 03:53 PM
Hydraulic slide and the big clunk janieD Excel Owner's Forum 9 07-05-2014 08:18 PM
Replacing Carpet Found Slide Problem bgbranch Monaco Owner's Forum 3 02-06-2014 05:57 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.