REPAIR QUESTION: Bracket Securing Door to Ceiling

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by Valerie Hall, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Valerie Hall

    Valerie Hall New Member

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    Sep 19, 2018
    North Carolina
    I have a 2007 Fleetwood Cheyenne that I adore. But recently the bracket that holds the door against the ceiling when stowed has broken away from the ceiling (above the doorway). It appears to have 2 rivets of some sort and a strip of dual sided tape as it's original installation method and I'm wondering if any if you wonderful folks have had to do this repair or otherwise have some suggestions for me to try myself.

    The ceiling is very thin material and the door heavy even with the cables and snapping straps holding it on the other end, so I imagine I can't be the only person to have this happen in a camper of the same age... ‍♀️

    I've attached many photos of the part I'm talking about with different views in hopes my dilemma is clear, larger photos can be viewed here

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  2. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    Sep 5, 2018
    Southern California
    At first glance, that looks like an easy fix. I think I would first remove those old rivets. Then I would drill about three new holes in that bracket and install some new rivets. Any idea how thick that roof is? Do some research on wood or possibly Dry Wall screw anchors. With some anchors you might even be able to reuse the old holes in the ceiling.
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