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Old 07-18-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Noticed today that one (of two) of the lags holding my lower awning arm mount bracket is stripped.

Wondering how others would make a reliable/long lasting repair to such a problem?

Thanks,
Joe
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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Noticed today that one (of two) of the lags holding my lower awning arm mount bracket is stripped.

Wondering how others would make a reliable/long lasting repair to such a problem?

Thanks,
Joe
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:17 AM   #3
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If there is no lag shield to replace, I would drill opening to the size of a slightly larger dowel rod (cut to the desired thickness) and glue it in place with Gorilla Glue. You will then have a sound/solid surface to re-attach your lag (predrill before re-inserting). I Use this method all the time replacing screws for heavy door hinges that come loose.jmho
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Can you provide a little more detail on your fix? What is a lag shield? And, do you mean you drill out and glue the dowel into the stripped out hole? Then what? It sounds interesting but I can't visualize what you mean. Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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I had the same problem with my 5th wheel. Put in a longer lag screw and it held fine. Mine was screwing into the sub floor so I had plenty depth to work with.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by camper1b:
Can you provide a little more detail on your fix? What is a lag shield? And, do you mean you drill out and glue the dowel into the stripped out hole? Then what? It sounds interesting but I can't visualize what you mean. Thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Lag shield would be a metal tube that the lag screw secures to....the more you screw it the tighter it gets...it expands as you screw.
Using a dowel rod is basically giving you a fresh start by filling the void. Drill the hole to a size that is exactly the same as the dowel....put glue in the hole and on the dowel and insert it....you may have to tap it in place. After the glue is dry;re-drill the hole smaller then the lag you need to secure. You should then be able to screw the lag back in place into a solid structure that will also expand as you tighten.You will need to make sure you cut the dowel to the depth of the cavity you are trying to fill. Hope thats a little more clear.
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OK. Yep. I got it. Thanks.
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It helps if you cut a small groove on the side of the dowel to let the air out as you push the dowel into the hole.If the hole goes thru that is not necessary.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bldrbob:
It helps if you cut a small groove on the side of the dowel to let the air out as you push the dowel into the hole.If the hole goes thru that is not necessary.
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Good idea Bob! I learn something new every day and that is a helpful tip! Thanks
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