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Old 12-29-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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Bedroom Dual Dual Closet Door Hinge Screws

I have a 2008 Bounder 35E and the bedroom closet door hinges move, due to the screws becoming loose. At first, I tightened them, they stripped, put larger screws in and glued, to no avail.
Anyone else having this small problem and what was the cause and solution?
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 Bounder 35E and the bedroom closet door hinges move, due to the screws becoming loose. At first, I tightened them, they stripped, put larger screws in and glued, to no avail.
Anyone else having this small problem and what was the cause and solution?
Thanks,
Steve
I had that happen with one of the small compartment doors above the sofa. I used a larger screw and all is good. You might try a larger one than you did or move the hinge if possible,( I'm not at my MH now to see if that's doable ). Let us know if you find a solution elsewhere.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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Usually they come loose due to vibration and the fact that most of the cabinets are press-board rather than solid wood. I have had my best luck by removing the screws, putting Elmers glue on wood matches or small dowels and driving them into the hole and cutting off flush with the cabinet. After letting the glue dry overnight reinstall the hinge. If you use dowels you can drill the hole so it is the same size all the way in and the dowel is probably going to be a much harder wood so it will hold better.
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Drill the whole all the way through and put a macine screw and nut to hold it
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I like Eric's solution... There are some screws that really bite the wood, but from the sounds of what you have tried they likely will not work as well as Eric's solution.. DO NOT FORGET to washer under that nut and perhaps lube the threads on the bolt with a drop of locktite Green
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as a second idea, if the wood on your door is think enough, use T nuts. they arel almost flush with the back and would be less likely to bind like a regular nut would
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Hey Cliff,

Thanks for the advice and I'm glad to know you are on this group as well as the Bounder's Owners Group.
Thanks to all of you and I'll let you know when I finish.

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as a second idea, if the wood on your door is think enough, use T nuts. they arel almost flush with the back and would be less likely to bind like a regular nut would
Use wood toothpicks to fill the holes. If you have it squeeze Some glue in and reinsert the screws.
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Yes on the tooth picks. Cut the tip off about 1/4" and drive them in with a hammer. Don't need to glue, you drive several in and it will not go anywhere. Tooth picks are much harder wood than match sticks.
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Hey Cliff,

Thanks for the advice and I'm glad to know you are on this group as well as the Bounder's Owners Group.
Thanks to all of you and I'll let you know when I finish.

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Hey Steve, good to see you here. I have to third the toothpicks. I owned a wood boat for many years and that was my secret tool
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I just fixed mine last weekend and replaced the stripped screws with 1-1/4 #6 screws and all is good for now
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Hey Gang,

Thanks for the help.
Mission accomplished by the toothpick, glue solution.
All hinges are solid now and am waiting for spring to get on the road again.


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There is a screw hole repair kit sold in Hardware stores that is strips of metal mesh that is inserted into the screw hole and the screws replaced. The mesh grips bothe the wood and screw threads
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Hey RVhauler,

Sounds great... will look in Home Depot soon.

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