maximum roof screw length

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  1. Fred1diver

    Fred1diver Active Member

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    hey everyone my bunk end rail system is coming undone (screws coming out) what is the maximum screw length I can use since it screws on the roof. next year I might have to redo the ceiling, the pup is 20 years old after all.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Picture would help. What length are the screws that are coming out? What are the screws screwed into- wood or wanna be wood?
     
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    not sure what they are screwed in, could be wood could be foam, I'll take one out (I screwed them back in but they barely hold) and measure it
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I would epoxy the holes and use the same length screws ....... nothing longer
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, in 1999 they were still using real wood, not particle board or MDF board. Try a good wood glue and wood toothpicks or wood matchsticks to fill the hole. Put glue on each one and insert it in the hole. Continue until the hole is full. Let dry and reinstall the screw.
     
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    thanks everyone, you all gave me some good ideas on how to fix it
     
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    ok so I took one off and they are ⅝ screws, I'll go get some wooden toothpick and fix it up before the end of the season as I have 2 camping trips planned
     
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    ok so I decided to forgo the toothpick repair and go with epoxying the holes, have all that I need at home (don't have wood glue or toothpicks lol)
    I'll make a batch of epoxy and use syringes to fill the holes.
     
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    Sometimes filling holes with epoxy on a vertical surface is tricky. The epoxy wants to ooze out. You can use clear packing tape to cover the hole. Epoxy wont stick to it.
     
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    so I ended up doing both the toothpick and epoxy, it works great, problem solved
     

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