Door storage track screw pulling out

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  1. carguy4471

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    In my new pop up, one screw in the door storage track (screwed to ceiling) is stripped and pulling out.

    Rather than drop it off @ the dealer to have to wait to get it fixed, how would folks fix this?? Abandon the hole and reinstall the screw nearby or put something in the hold to affix the screw??

    Any thoughts would be great!!

    Thanks!!
     
  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I would first assess why the screw came out. If it came out because there was no backing wood behind it, I would find a new place to drill a hole. If it came out because it stripped out, I would try to use the same hole by inserting some toothpicks and wood glue into it and re-insert the screw.
     
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    I know that it's stripped, but I'm unsure if there is anything behind it. The hole is pretty small to try to see into. I could use a pick and probe in there a bit to find out next time I have the pop up setup.
     
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    I've used the toothpick method on door hinges in my home and on my pup's under-the-sink access door and it works pretty well.
     
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    That's pretty ingenious to be frank. I would have never thought of it.
     
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    One of the oldest tricks in the books. I'm a huge fan of epoxy but it can be tricky working with it overhead. Toothpicks and wood glue would be much easier. (And cheaper)
     
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    You would be surprised at how many things have been repaired with toothpicks (matchsticks for larger holes) and wood glue. It's an old trade trick that's been around for years.
     
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    Use a rivet. I had to do this with my Palomino.
     
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    Put epoxy putty (Quickwood is a common brand) in the hole, and let it cure about an hour. Drill a pilot hole for the screw, and reinstall. You are then welcome to put some fresh epoxy putty between the track and ceiling and you'll have additional holding power for the track.
     

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