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Old 10-18-2016, 07:25 AM   #1
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Screws pulled out of wall

DW pulled the shade down in the galley yesterday, and one of the shade mounting screws let go and pulled out of the wall.

What's the recommended process to reinsert it so it won't pull out again, or create an issue with the wall getting messed up with too big of a hole (oversized screw, plastic insert, etc.)...

I know I'm working with a fragile material here, so what's the "factory" recommended method?

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Old 10-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
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I too share your frustration as I have added many shelves and misc attached to walls.
Wall anchors are a must here.
Either the plastic inserts or the better screw in type depending on the weight they must hold.

I just used these for a floating shelf I added to the bedroom area.

I cut the ends off before installing them.
Make sure your screw is not too long either.
A basic plastic hammer in anchor should work for one screw replacement.

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:34 AM   #3
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I feel your pain, been there. What I did was take a small nylon tie wrap, cut 3, 3/4" pieces, fold them in half and stick them in the hole so one of the legs sticks out flush with the wall from each piece around the hole. Reinstall whatever you are trying to put up. Has worked for me many X, unless your hole is really messed up. This has a lot more "stones" than a toothpick and less grief than a moly or other wall anchor, which you may still have to do anyway depending on your damage and load
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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What's the recommended process to reinsert it so it won't pull out again, or create an issue with the wall getting messed up with too big of a hole (oversized screw, plastic insert, etc.)...
molly bolts

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Old 10-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #5
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Glue a plastic anchor into the hole and reinsert the screw.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:13 PM   #6
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I used these to hang a light fixture from the thin ceiling panel. Camping World just screwed it into the panel - DUH!
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:45 PM   #7
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As you can see from the responses, this is a common issue with the flimsy material used in wall panels. Plastic anchors seem to work for me in most situations, although I have used Molly type anchors when the plastic ones pull out.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:52 PM   #8
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If your walls are thin panelling with insulation behind them, there's very little for a screw to grab into. The best fastener I've found is a metal "star" fastener that uses a bolt to expand a split metal tube behind the thin panel. These come in different diameters and lengths where the shortest ones available, 0-1/4", are the correct size for the 3/16" panelling used in most RVs. The expanded tube grips the wall from the inside while a flange on the outside keeps everything in place.

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Old 10-18-2016, 03:36 PM   #9
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I like drywall anchors for a firm permanent mount.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:06 PM   #10
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Thanks for bring this issue to the forum. We recently had 2 of the blind mounts snap in the bedroom this summer and were trying to consider how to replace them. We did the actual plastic mounts on Amazon.
Another issue we had with our Sunseeker was that the bathroom mirror fell off the wall and shattered while we were driving on US 30 last year. Again, how to remount the replacement in the flimsy wall board has been our biggest issue.

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