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Old 02-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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Question Door strut attachment plate

Hi everyone...
We have a 2010 Flagstaff trailer on which the strut to assist the front door pulled loose from the outside wall. I'm not sure if the strut is too strong and opened the door too fast, or the strut bracket was not installed in the proper position, or if the wind pushed the door open too far.
The screws were pulled out of the fiberglass siding. The dealer's repair tech reinstalled the strut with larger dia screws. The larger screws pulled out also. The tech then installed a larger (maybe 3"x3") alum plate underneath the strut bracket with additional screws. That larger bracket is now pulling loose. I'm not sure what to try next to secure the strut. The strut is needed to keep the door from hitting the awning support arm.
One thing I thought about was to install bolts completely thru the wall with a second plate mounted instide the trailer wall.

Anyone have comments or optional ideas?

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You are as smart as I am.
Most fiberglass siding is a sandwich consisting of styrofoam as the meat and fiberglass as the bread.
Only way to end this problem is through the wall bolts with a plate inside and out.

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