RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Fleetwood Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 07-04-2020, 07:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 9
Cabinet Fake Maple Finish.

Made an error when I didn’t fix my lower cabinet door hinge, it made the problem worst.

The upper hinge single screw into the cabinet opening was stripped. I close the door (after attempting to tighten the hinge) and said not to use the door for now”.

Ooooops! After hours of driving the loose hinge caused more damage to the fake wood finish than I like to admit. Plus the “paper like” wood product screwed up more of the maple “paper” finish.

I’m going to assume others have had this happen with the non-wood product cabinets.

I purchased some filler and applied it before locking up the Terra. I’m going to get a slightly longer screw to reattach the hinge and cabinet door. If that doesn’t work, what’s a owner to do.

I’m thinking the filler maybe a bad choice of products and should had gone with plastic wood putty. One good thing, the color of the current filler almost matches the “fake paper product color” so matching colors won’t be a problem.

I know the reason for using non-wood products, but this stuff is really on the cheap side. Sauders makes a better and more durable product that Fleetwood should have used. I’m thinking in the future I maybe better off having lower cabinets made to replace the current one. Or, just the one that is damaged and possibly non-repairable.

One thing, my old ‘77 Sovereign had plastic and metal cabinets. Over time the plastic deteriorated and the Trimble sliding doors begin to fail. The thing is mine were still in great condition after 40 plus years. These “non-wood” product cabinets don’t look like they’ll last a few years on the road.

I like the Terra, the style, but there’s some QC issues in both manufacturing and supplier. Lucky for me I have a friend that built cabinets for the rv business for 26+ years. Bad thing, he’s on the west coast. Time will tell if a road trip is necessary to correct these defects.

Oh, but I still love my Terra. Tires hold air, ac blows cold, pulls up the Alleghenies like a Big Boy pulling a load of coal.

It’s a learning curve, one that I’m still in the right hand turn.
__________________

Terra2014 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 07-04-2020, 07:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
450Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas,OR
Posts: 4,353
Most common fix for a worn screw hole is a tooth pick and white glue. Fill the hole with glue, jamb a tooth in and attach the hinge with screw. If the hole is really worn you might need two or three tooth picks. As for fixing the paper? If its just loose maybe you can glue it with a tab of super glue.
__________________
Don and Lorri
Resident Dummy.
450Donn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×