How to fortify brackets that secure door to ceiling when PopUp is closed up

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by PammyM, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. PammyM

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    Has anyone had to fortify the brackets that secure door to the ceiling when PopUp is closed up ? I have a 2012 Forest River 1940 LTD. There are two plastic brackets that are each screwed into the ceiling with one screw. The screws are really bending and it looks like it won't be long before they pull out of the ceiling. Any ideas what to use to replace these cheap plastic brackets with something stronger?
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Before they break altogether remove the screws and replace them with the next larger size. If the brackets swivel install a fender (larger ID same size screw hole) between the ceiling and the bracket.
     
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  3. PammyM

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    Ok, good idea. I'll add a larger screw. They are cheap plastic swivel latches similar to the picture below. Is a fender the same thing as a metal washer? Thanks again! Pam
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  4. myride

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    It is indeed Pam...Fender washer.
     
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