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Old 01-08-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-08-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
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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.
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