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salem

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Posted: 06/12/21 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You've given me some ideas to try, Thanks.

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Salem. That all we can do is give you ideas. Bottom line. You need something solid in wall (beside foam, goop) to grab onto. Or, you'll be revisiting this repair again. 2 other things to consider. Go by a RV repair facility and grab a tech and see how they do it and charge. (Then, do it that way). Or, try watching several you tube repair vids about similar repairs involving RV walls...

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wa8yxm wrote:

This may take some doing
Drill all the way through to the inside
Lay a metal plate on the inside and drill it as well
Use not screws but BOLTS just long enough to go through the wall and a bit more
Use "CAP" style nuts and flat washers on the bolts

Seal the handle to the outside wall to prevent moisture entry


This is the correct way! Super strong and never do it again.

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The metal plate on the inside sounds good. May give that a try.

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salem wrote:

The metal plate on the inside sounds good. May give that a try.


If you have inadequate backing that is the best option for sure.


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Doesn’t have to be metal. A piece of mahogany door skin would work or a piece of bass wood from a hobby store will be fine and you can get the width you need and stain to match.

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I thought about somethin g that would match the interior a little. Thanks for the suggestions. (DW tends to be a tad picky about things sticking our of the walls)

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