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ron.dittmer
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« on: August 27, 2009, 08:11:51 pm »

My main entry door threshold had two white painted screws that didn't screw into anything.  They just sat in the holes.  Does anyone else have the same?

I pulled them out and felt inside with an awl, trying to locate the solid material they were supposed to screw into.  I had no luck, so I got my drill out to drill holes into that material 1/2" below.  To my surprise it was solid steel.  I kept drilling until I got through it, which wasn't bad.  I got out my tap and die set, cut threads in the holes, and screwed new strong machine screws in those two threaded holes.  Now the base of the door frame is solid with the RV frame.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 03:31:18 pm »

During our trip this month, I see I have a 3rd screw with the same demema.  It wasn't there before.  Standing outside looking in, it is the bottom-left screw on the side wall.  I wonder if the screws are actually shearing off with vibration as they appear to have the tips cut-off.

I will be locating high strength hardened steel screrws for all replacements.  Hopefully they will be strong enough for the application.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 03:27:42 pm »

Ditto for the exact 3 screws mentioned on my 2008 2551.  Mine were sheared off & I found the remaining pieces still tapped in to the metal the door frame was mounted on.  Will have to get the pieces out & put in some stronger screws.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 07:50:27 am »

I didn't know the screws to nowhere were there until I inadvertently ripped my fingers open on them.   
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 11:23:02 am »

Paula,

As I mentioned before, those screws to nowhere did go somewhere until they sheared off.

I have been tempted to add 3 more threaded screws in-between the two already there.  I am concerned my two larger replacement screws may also give out over time.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 11:59:06 pm »

I had the same entry door threshold screw problem when I had a 2007 2700.  So far, there is no problem with the threshold on my 2010 2350, but 4 screw heads have sheared off on the front left bottom of my pushout.  I now pay closer attention to screws, bolts and other fasteners during my post trip inspections.
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