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Old 07-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy Grab handle broke off!

Anyone ever have this happen? Our grab handle pulled out at the top. Any ideas as to our options to fix it?

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Diane... Are you chatting about the entrance door grab handle? If it is broken..I might decide on replacement. My thrifty nature would send me junk yard shopping and there are many to choose from. Here is one that I use... Used RV Parts And Accessories | Visone RV Monaco Parts Dealer | rvparts.visonerv.com

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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If the attachment point on the coach is still intact, replacements should be available at almost any RV Dealer. If the coach itself was damaged, you might need a body shop.
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I have replaced just the handle twice, mine is unlighted and I had a replacement made from acrylic rod at a local company that made plastic signs and fixtures.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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I take it the screws pulled out. Now they won't tighten. Right? So, drill all the way through to inside of coach. Make sure the "path" is clear, no obstructions. Then cut a nice piece of Oak, about 3 inches square. Varnish it. Round the corners. Have someone press and hold the oak piece over the screw holes. Then, from the outside use lag bolts to attach the handle to the piece of Oak. The handle will now be securely attached. Ps, make sure the lag bolts don't go through the Oak. I then put a nice "hook" on the Oak, and hang my keys there.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the responses! Body shop or using the oak piece...bet hubby will go for the oak!
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:08 AM   #7
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I had the same problem , I filled the holes with Marine Tex, drilled pilot holes , then screwed it back on. that was 4 years ago.

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