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Old 10-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Sliding Door Broke, Need Advice

I have a 2006 Tiffin Allegro Bay and during our last trip, the sliding door between the bedroom and bathroom area decided to break. I am not sure how to best describe the failure, but basically the part on the top of the door that holds the sliders/wheels disconnected from the shell of the door, so the door is just hanging down. Everything works when I hold the door body in place, but it appears the staple that was holding the door in place broke loose.

My question is how to best resecure the body of the door to the upper slide portion of the door. My original thoughts were to just use a drill and a screw, but I am not sure that is the best approach with the really thin door body laminate and the fiber board construction of the slide. I would use a small finishing nail, but am concerned about splitting the laminate...not much real estate to work with in regards to the slide...I estimate about an inch.

Thoughts on the best process to re-attach the door body to the slide?

Thanks...Justen
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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My first impulse is to glue it. I think you are right in that there is not much material there to hold and I would expect that it was glued orginally. An epoxy would work but even yellow glue would hold - be sure to clamp it while it is drying and I would take it down to work on it
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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I also have had a problem with my sliding door in the same location. If your door is like mine it is held to the door track rollers with a white plastic peice that locks the door hardware to the track rollers. It sounds like your door might have come loose from travel vibration. See if the door can be lifted up and then the plastic peice can be turn to hold door to rollers. Hope this info helps.
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