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Old 07-24-2016, 05:26 PM   #1
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Dinette booth repair

Hi, I have a 2014 Rockwood Mini Lite 2502S with the aluminum frame on the dinette booth. The back board has come loose on the bottom and backed out the nails that hold it on. If I tap the nails back in they work their way out again and stick out. Looking for a solution for this. Do you think a brad nailer would work in the aluminum frame? Any ideas or suggestions please. Thanks
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Hi, I have a 2014 Rockwood Mini Lite 2502S with the aluminum frame on the dinette booth. The back board has come loose on the bottom and backed out the nails that hold it on. If I tap the nails back in they work their way out again and stick out. Looking for a solution for this. Do you think a brad nailer would work in the aluminum frame? Any ideas or suggestions please. Thanks
pic would help,.... can you use screws, if not in the same holes, close to where the nails are? When I was repairing my bed frame, my brad nailer shot thru the aluminum frame easily, but I just used that to hold a few things in place, screws were the answer. No need for a pilot hole, that aluminum is so thin and soft, any screw will screw itself into the aluminum with a cordless drill.
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Thought about screws but didn't want to see the screw heads.


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Old 07-24-2016, 06:43 PM   #4
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Thought about screws but didn't want to see the screw heads.
black screws in an evenly spaced pattern, should not have an unattractive appearance against the brown paneling,...... but the brads will work as well, ...... I like to do a repair in a way that when finished, it's better than it was before, ....... I've found so much of FR assembly is done with staples, brads and glue(that doesn't hold), so I use screws anytime I can to make things better...... plus screws always allow for a "do over" if that's ever necessary, glue and nails almost always result in some damage........
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I would just liquid nails it if it is a non support panel. Quick and easy.
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