Scamp 16 foot side dinette loose screws - Fiberglass RV



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Old 07-12-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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Scamp 16 foot side dinette loose screws

The bottom screw came out of bottom right side of bathroom door trim.

There is no way to put one back in because I can not get a screw to start using the hole visible in the trim.

It hits what seems to be a cast iron wall and even trying to angle the screw does nothing.

By the way ALL of the screws keep falling out ALL the time. I have replaced them with longer and larger except this one is not co-operating at all.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:51 AM   #2
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Try putting a dab of gorrila glue on the screw threads
I removed all the screws in my Scamp , applied glue , never had another screw fall out
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:03 PM   #3
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Yes, when a bit of glue no longer works I replace the ones I can with stainless steel bolts; moulding around bathroom door, furnace vent, side dinette base attached to floor. I'm sure there will be more. Scamp's a nice trailer for people who like to fiddle with things.
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Thank you for the suggestion. I will remember that for when the longer screws work loose. My biggest concern now is why I can't get a screw in the bottom right hole of the bathroom door trim. I have no clue what the screw is hitting. The one on the left bottom did not fall out completely and tightened up but all there is on the right is a hole where I assume a screw used to be.
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Unbalanced tires will also cause screws to loosen on the road. Follow the suggestions to reinstall with glue and make sure tires are balanced.
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Thank you for the suggestion. I will remember that for when the longer screws work loose. My biggest concern now is why I can't get a screw in the bottom right hole of the bathroom door trim. I have no clue what the screw is hitting. The one on the left bottom did not fall out completely and tightened up but all there is on the right is a hole where I assume a screw used to be.
Is it possible that the screw broke and a piece of it is stuck inside? In that case, unfortunately, the replacement would have to fit next to it at a slight angle. Or, a shorter one, secured with epoxy putty (plumber's putty). Just some thoughts.
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Is it possible that the screw broke and a piece of it is stuck inside? In that case, unfortunately, the replacement would have to fit next to it at a slight angle. Or, a shorter one, secured with epoxy putty (plumber's putty). Just some thoughts.
That was my first thought so tried to angle screw resulting in just massacreing the hole in the trim piece. I thought maybe a knot but have not seen any real wood in my Scamp that I didn't bring in so maybe there is steel behind there. I figure not super important but still would like to know, ha.
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