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Old 04-08-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Exterior grill mount problem

Hello all,
Upon preparing my new to me 2005 Thor Tahoe TT for our first trip I mounted the exterior gas grill and it promptly pulled the bracket off the side of the trailer. Apparently when it was first installed they didn't put any sealant behind the mount and there was some water intrusion around the screws. They did manage to put about a tube of RTV behind it after they finally found the problem. At least it kind of hid it until I came across it! Will there be any problem if I just raise the mount about an inch and repair the existing holes? I am not sure what is behind the laminate exterior but it feels very solid in every direction like it might be plywood. It was mounted with 1 1/2 inch screws so I know there is something in there.

Thanks for any ideas and help.


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Old 04-08-2011, 07:40 PM   #2
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It all depends on how much water might have gotten in. It could be no issue or it could be a major issue. Only way to determine what problems there could be would be to open it up and look. As far as moving the brackets an inch or so, I see no big deal about that. Have you tried larger screws first?

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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I did try a #10 screw but the wood was still a little soft. If I can get it dried out, I will try injecting some super glue to stabilize the wood and then fill the holes. I have almost a month before we leave on our trip so I will try and let it dry out before I do anything major.

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