Door clearance issue caused by bunk weight - Problem fixed!

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  1. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    [CF][CF][CF] So, last few times we had the old StarCraft out, had some problems with door clearance as my daughters moved about the beds and floor. As little girls, no problems. Preteens = problems. Really, it's the short wall to the door that moves slightly, and that is creating the issue. It didn't matter where I moved my 2 ton jack under it. [CF][CF][CF]

    SO, I said to the wife "we need to find a junkyard up here" and the solution was found for $5.00 cash. I needed a flat plate scissor jack. Don't know what make of car this is from - but easy adjust w/o any tool required, just spin by hand. She was not slightly surprised by my need to visit a northland junkyard. Plus, it was cheap and easy, just like me:

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    I will cut a real 2x4 to length and call this a real repair. The extra support under the girl's bed solved the door clearance problem all week! I futzed with it 2 days, but never touched it again after I added this support jack under their bunk. I thought of ya'll as I took these pics. I await your laughter :cool:
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Hey you'll get no laughter from me... If it works, it's a great fix!
     
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    Thanks brother!
     
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    Ok, I admit, I'm laughing! But also appreciating your creative fix : )
     
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    I'm somehow reminded of the Red Green Show [:D]
     
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    I live a Red / Green world. It's not black & white, I assure.

    Honestly, I had to laugh at myself! But man it works and I'm sold on a five dollar fix.
     
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    Gotta do what you gotta do. As they say necessity is the mother of invention! :grin:
     
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    The Postman You gotta love Camping!!

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    All you need to do is wrap a little Duct Tape around it and it will truly be Red/Green style.
     
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