Originally Posted by Gigimaw
Dining table pulled loose from floor because the screws were not put in straight and they were too short. Arm rest/ back of bench seat broke while some one sat down andleaned back. Yes took it to dealer. They have had it 3 months now. Missed two camping trips. Had to rent rooms for family reunion. All still under warranty.
My U_shaped dinette booth free standing back broke loose from the wall support after a friend leaned back against it while sliding out of the dinette. When we got the trailer home I looked at the damage. I found that the "P.T. Craftsmen" had used 1/4 inch staples to go through a 1/8 inch panel and into the wall support. meaning that there were 6 staples with only 1/8 of an inch hold on the back of the bench.
Being out of warranty, I removed the staples, drilled pilot holes and screwed the back panel back into place. As an extra measure, I took one of the old cabinet stiles the I removed when I installed my fireplace and glued and screwed it into the wall against the back panel. The stile only needed to be stained to match on one end and no one knows I had to rebuild the bench.