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Old 11-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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A new DIY project for you...

Since we both are still gainfully employeed, we don't use the rv very much, so went to the storage area to check on it and when I opened the closet door I found a new 'feature'

Looks like they used a larger than necessary nail in a small piece of wood without drilling a pilot hole and eventually the wood split from the unsupported weight of the closet door (right where the nail came through on the right)

for now, just pulled the doors down so they won't break anymore...

Suggest a rubber roller or some type of slider UNDER your closet doors to help support the weight...
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:06 PM   #3
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I'd put some gorilla wood glue on that along with a thin piece of metal the full length of the crack to hold it together.
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:38 AM   #4
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WOW John if it wasn't for your bad luck you wouldn't have any at all
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:26 PM   #5
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Actually, I don't consider it a matter of luck....
more of which rv we got and the lack of good service out of it...
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I rebuilt mine before this happened and added a track to the floor to strengthened it up. I made the tract out of a tract lighting bar and shower door rollers. I also added glue and screws to the top tract. The door will probably outlast the coach now.
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A similar thing happened to us last year. The screws that attached the bracket at the top were inline with the grain of the wood on the door and the wood split along the grain.
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It looks like mine has an extra 1/4" thick piece of wood inside the closet, that the track is screwed too, before it gets to the cherry looking wood. Is this new, or old design?
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I rebuilt mine before this happened and added a track to the floor to strengthened it up. I made the tract out of a tract lighting bar and shower door rollers. I also added glue and screws to the top tract. The door will probably outlast the coach now.
Could you take some pictures, so as to show exactly what your fix looks like, please?
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I'd like to see how you solved this too because our sliding doors have never stayed up during our travels. I bungeed them open so they would not slide off the track! We would find them on the bed every time we went down the road.
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I'd like to see how you solved this too because our sliding doors have never stayed up during our travels. I bungeed them open so they would not slide off the track! We would find them on the bed every time we went down the road.

John and Eileen,

Wow!! Something is greatly wrong with the way those doors are hung. We have traveled over the roughest roads in Arkansas, parts of South Dakota, sourthern Indiana and south Georgia........over 15,000 miles now. We have never had any issue with any doors, cabinet doors or drawers. When we first purchased our RW, we did have the decorative bottom nut keep vibrating loose from the light fixture over the dining table and it was putting some serious dings in the table top. So, I finally went to the hardware store and purchased a rubber washer and tightened the nut up against the washer and the nut has never come off since.

I would have the factory service center at Topeka look at those doors the next time you are in northern Indiana.

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The only problem I've had was with the pantry door which I fixed with putting locks on the drawers. I do latch the closet doors so they don't slide back and forth. Like Guy, we've had ours all over the country on some pretty rough roads.
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Ours had sliding locks on the pantry drawers when we got it. Other drawers have slide out as we traveled but that didn't bother me like the sliding doors. We are getting ready to go full time in January and I would like for things to work well.
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Redwood replaced my door, so consider having your dealer take care of it if you are still under warranty.
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The only problem I've had was with the pantry door which I fixed with putting locks on the drawers. I do latch the closet doors so they don't slide back and forth. Like Guy, we've had ours all over the country on some pretty rough roads.
I don't see a major problem with the pantry doors. They can only move about an 1 1/2" with the door closed. With the slide closed it's impossible for the drawers to cause the door to open, it's too close to the island. Am I missing something? I will probably add the latches, just to keep them from moving, but I don't see any way they could cause damage.
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When we first purchased our RW, we did have the decorative bottom nut keep vibrating loose from the light fixture over the dining table and it was putting some serious dings in the table top. So, I finally went to the hardware store and purchased a rubber washer and tightened the nut up against the washer and the nut has never come off since.

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I was having issues with slide seals chafing and screws coming out of the door and decided to get the tires balanced. Now my dining light is doing what yours did hahhaha I think my fancy lugcentric balance I had done on my tires may not have worked out real well.
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I was having issues with slide seals chafing and screws coming out of the door and decided to get the tires balanced. Now my dining light is doing what yours did hahhaha I think my fancy lugcentric balance I had done on my tires may not have worked out real well.

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I had my wheels balanced as part of our purchase from the dealer. The trailer rides very smoothly when on smooth asphalt highway surfaces. No appearance of vibration in our "vibration detector" wheel well fenders. But, in some parts of the country the roads are very, very rough. The first year, every time we stopped, I would find that bottom nut off the fixture over the table on the floor after it had put a bad ding in the table top. I would tighten that nut as tight as could by hand and the next stop it would be very loose or on the floor again. So, I went with a black rubber washer and the nut hasn't come off in 2 years. You can't see the rubber washer unless you look extremely close up and if I found someone doing that, I might suggest they get a real life.
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Thanks Guy! I will try that this spring. I also remember having to put rubber bands around globe type fixtures with the set screws to keep the screws from vibrating out on another unit.

I'm going to try a video camera in mine this spring to see if I can tell what the ride is like back there. Wish the wife could drive this thing and I would just ride back there
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Thanks Guy! I will try that this spring. I also remember having to put rubber bands around globe type fixtures with the set screws to keep the screws from vibrating out on another unit.

I'm going to try a video camera in mine this spring to see if I can tell what the ride is like back there. Wish the wife could drive this thing and I would just ride back there

That might be the most exciting ride of your life. I remember Lucy and Desi's adventures with their first "RV".

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hahahahahaha! That is EXACTLY what I think of when even considering it I could picture her up in the cab talking on the phone to her mother while I'm being tossed around back there
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