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Old 05-15-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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Lock on folding bed

One of the two large screws that attaches the folding bed lock to our 2007 23SS Roo no longer grasps the camper. It was repaired once but no longer holds. Is there a quick repair for this? Has anyone had a similar problem? Any hints and tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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Does the screw mount into a bracket or directly into the wall of the trailer? Do the screws get used a lot (in and out)? Pics would be helpful.

If they are in the wall and do not get used a lot you may try a 2 part epoxy to fill in the hole and then place the screws in and let the glue seal them up. After the epoxy sets for 24 hours they should be tight and not go anywhere.

If they are to be used a lot more you may have to mount a bracket of sorts in the wall of the trailer to accecpt the screws.

Don't know if that helps any. Keep us posted.

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Old 05-15-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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The screws go through the bed latch plate and directly into the camper. They are not meant to be used.

I just went through my postings. This problem took place originally in July 2007 about 5 months after I bought the camper. A repair was made by the dealer (not a neat one either). Apparently it did not provide a permanent fix.

Now I have to determine if the extended warranty package I purchased will apply.

Thanks for quick reply to original message
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:15 AM   #4
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On our old motorhome I had a couple of snaps that were screwed into the wall which held the straps for the front privacy curtain, the bracket for the fire extinguisher where installed the same way. They were fastened into the wall with drywall anchors. Problem is that the thin flimsy inner wall board and the foam inside the wall just doesn't give much to fasten anything to on an RV.

What I did was to remove the screws/drywall anchors (which wasn't hard as they came out together) then filled the hole with Gorilla Glue and re-inserted the drywall anchors and tightened down the screws. Wait for 24 hours for the glue to dry. The Gorilla Glue is really tough stuff and it solved the problem of the snaps always pulling out of the wall when we used them.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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We had a Keystone Litehouse with the same type beds as your Roo. We had the same problem which I believe was caused by bad sealant around the bracket. Water go into the area and into the screw holes. I tighten the lock down and the bracket just back out into my hand. I ended up drilling the holes slightly larger to get to solid wood again. Mixed up some 5 minute epoxy and filled the holes. I then drilled new holes and remounted the bracket after putting sealant in the holes before the screws. I pulled the other three off and did the same to them. Never had any problems afterwards.

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