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Old 07-13-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hope all is well with everyone!

We've been messing with the rv in the driveway and found that when the screen door was latched to the outside door it would catch.

Well found the plastic piece that holds the screen door attached to the outside door has come loose. There are two screws that I tried to tighten but they just spin, not catching anything. Is there anything in the door for a longer screw or should I go to a thicker one to catch more of the plastic door skin?

I took it off to prevent any further issues...

Thanks for any thoughts!
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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Hope all is well with everyone!

We've been messing with the rv in the driveway and found that when the screen door was latched to the outside door it would catch.

Well found the plastic piece that holds the screen door attached to the outside door has come loose. There are two screws that I tried to tighten but they just spin, not catching anything. Is there anything in the door for a longer screw or should I go to a thicker one to catch more of the plastic door skin?

I took it off to prevent any further issues...

Thanks for any thoughts!
This is the latch that came off, using a 3M strip for now...



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Old 07-17-2016, 03:05 PM   #3
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bigger diameter screws with the same length.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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I had that happen to my last Class C (not a Jayco!) but the doors are similar across all lines. I ended up using screw inserts, the kind you use to install screws in drywall (sheet rock) or plaster walls. I actually coated them is two-part epoxy prior to tapping them into the door. I let it cure overnight before reinstalling the screws.

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Old 07-17-2016, 04:39 PM   #5
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I had that happen, I just used a small anchor in the door and put a screw back in. works great

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Old 07-17-2016, 05:46 PM   #6
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Fill the holes with toothpick and carpenter glue, let it dry then drill pilot hole before screwing the part back, will be good as new....
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I just took delivery of my new Whitehawk 27DSRL on Thursday, and the exact same thing happened on my front bedroom door. Not impressed with this even though it's an easy fix.
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I usually go for the toothpick method. Stick some toothpicks in the holes then break them off. re-insert screws.

I like the idea of adding carpenter glue!
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I think the screws he's having trouble with are just thru the thin sheet metal of the door skin. I doubt the toothpick method will work in that case.
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I think the screws he's having trouble with are just thru the thin sheet metal of the door skin. I doubt the toothpick method will work in that case.
But no doubt that not trying will not be successfull ....
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