Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
Senior Member
Bad Bolt's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 538
Cabinet door hinge screws loose from wear....how to fix?

99 Holiday Rambler Endeavor

I replaced all coach brass hardware with brushed satin. Well, this caused a new problem with the double doors meeting together well before closing.


I needed to remove all hardware from all the cabinet doors and cut about 3/16ths width off each door in order for them to meet and close without putting stress on the small door hinge screws.

Well, still found some hinge screws that would no longer provide a tight fit when all was put back together.

Does anyone know of a product that I could fill the screw holes with that would harden and allow a re-drill for a fresh and tight fit of the hinge hardware.

1999 HR Endeavor 37WDS
Handicapped Lift Equiped
Bad Bolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-03-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
steinjef's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 96
glue wooden match sticks or tooth picks into the oversized screw holes, or you can go one size bigger on the screw. (ie: size 6 now, go to a size 8)

Jeff and Ginny
2014 Sports Coach Cross Country 404RB
2014 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye. Blue Ox Aventa.
steinjef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 05:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
bobandshaz's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: When we stop!
Posts: 587
Originally Posted by steinjef View Post
glue wooden match sticks or tooth picks into the oversized screw holes, or you can go one size bigger on the screw. (ie: size 6 now, go to a size 8)
This would be my choice. Let it dry 24hs or longer.
Getting ready to hit the road, But still getting answers. So thanks for the help! 2006 Winnebago Sightseer 29R Ford F53. Roadmaster Eagle 8000. 2001 Ford F150 7700 4x4. Still shopping for toad brakes. FMCA F286179
bobandshaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
njs42's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901

Read this:
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 06:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
Jeep trekker's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 234
Another trick my dad taught me was to stuff the screw holes with old fashion cotton string and then screw into it. Elmer's glue can be added if you like.
Richard and Laura Mae
2007 Monaco Camelot/2003 Jeep Rubicon or 2006 Jeep Commander
From the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico
Jeep trekker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 06:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
ImagineIF's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,045
If you have some sawdust from the cuts, mix it with wood glue and fill the holes. The best fix is to drill a hole to match a piece of wood dowel. Put wood glue on the dowell and insert it in the whole. Now days they have a wood filler that is very much like automotive Bondo; that to will work.
99 Country Coach
Prevost XL 45 Conversion
ImagineIF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:28 PM   #7
Senior Member
Scottybdivin's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 2,632
I just tried this on the door of an end table in the house. Worked as prescribed and there is enough material in one package to repair dozens of screws. I cut it with an old pair of scissors. Used about 1/3 of a sheet for 3 screws and there are 8 sheets. Cost under $5 at HD.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mr Grip.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	375.9 KB
ID:	55291   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mr Grip 2.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	248.1 KB
ID:	55292  

Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 08:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
Bad Bolt's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 538
All great ideas that should work.

Muchos Grandios!
1999 HR Endeavor 37WDS
Handicapped Lift Equiped
Bad Bolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 07:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
hochmuth1957's Avatar
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 167
Move the doors up or down about 1/8" so the screws have new wood to bite into. The sawdust and elmers works too if your hinges are too short to cover old holes if you move the doors.

2002 Four Winds Infinity 37', 2 slides, F53 with V10, 22,500# chassis, CHF. 4 of us and a German sheperd.
hochmuth1957 is offline   Reply With Quote

door, scr

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fleetwood Cabinet Drawer Mod Gadget Man Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 8 02-20-2014 08:46 PM
2014 Thor 30.1 TV Cabinet stuck shut Reverse62 Thor Industries Owner's Forum 5 02-05-2014 02:09 PM
powered TV cabinet won't go up or down '99 American Dream Dustdevil Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 4 10-14-2013 07:25 PM
Warning Loose connections railrider1 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 08-31-2013 04:16 PM
Abnormal tire wear LeeSoCal Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 7 08-23-2013 11:01 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.