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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, 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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Old 12-02-2014, 03:10 AM   #9
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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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Old 12-04-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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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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