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Old 05-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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Thanks very much for all the great ideas! Since I seem to gravitate towards doing the hardest way possible, I think I will go with the idea of drilling out the hole for an 1/8" dia. dowel and then drilling a pilot hole. With an 1/8" dowel, no one will be able to see it. Judging by ebay and Amazon, they seem to be a crafts store item.

Some toothpicks and glue would be a good idea too.

Hadn't thought about a potential split in the core wood. In that case, a fatter screw would just make it worse.

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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Don't waste your time with the 1/8" dowel just us the toothpicks and glue. works every time. I use the same method at home as well as in the TT.

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by myredracer View Post

I guess some screw jockey at the factory rammed them in too hard.
no big deal
easy fix
two tubes of JB Weld Quick Set
small piece of a tooth pick into hole
put a very small dab JB into hole
very small amount JB around screw threads
do not put screw into hole very tight
good as new
can still be broken loose later if needed

not your case
RV's are known for screws coming loose
this fixes them once and for all
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #14
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YUUUUP, toothpicks and glue works great!!!!!!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:26 AM   #15
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Everyone beat me to it. Toothpicks and wood glue work every time! And it's a cheap fix.

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