RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2016, 07:25 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
mkekflyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ft Myers FL
Posts: 227
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?

Thanks guys!
__________________
2018 Georgetown 378 XL
Loved her, listed her, sold her
mkekflyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Total Loss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 660
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.

5/16 Inch Diameter, 1-5/8 Inch Overall 79897971 - MSC
__________________
"If you are going through hell..keep going"
W. Churchill
Total Loss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 09:34 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
jeff64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 1,659
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
__________________
2016 Flagstaff 27VRL Emerald
14K Equalizer
2020 Silverado 2500HD CC 4X4 6.6L gas 3.73
jeff64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: eastern NC
Posts: 1,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkekflyers View Post
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

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...NZ8YKF8HJT9JDK
__________________


fella10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Telstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: La Mirada, CA
Posts: 528
Glue a plastic anchor into the hole and reinsert the screw.
__________________
Gary and Donna
2005 Cardinal 33TS-LX
Trail Air pin box
Center Point suspension
2018 Ram Laramie 3500 6'4" box 2WD
Demco AutoSlide 18k
Telstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 02:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
NCBBA11043's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 205
Lowes - Toggler

I used these to hang a light fixture from the thin ceiling panel. Camping World just screwed it into the panel - DUH!

https://www.lowes.com/pd/TOGGLER-5-P...Screws/3183711
__________________
2015 Silverado 3500HD CC Long Bed Diesel
2016 Silverback 33IK
NCBBA11043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 02:45 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 519
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.
__________________
DrLewie
Flemington, NJ
Former: 2007 Cardinal 30W LE
Now:2018 Arctic Fox 27-5L
2008 Ford F-250 Long Bed Diesel
Total of 30 Months on the Road Since 2008
DrLewie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 02:52 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 787
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.

Phil
pmsherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 03:36 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
dmchapman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Sierra Nevada foothills
Posts: 236
I like drywall anchors for a firm permanent mount.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	drywall.JPG
Views:	65
Size:	34.4 KB
ID:	123340  
__________________
2015 Microlite 21 DS
2012 Silverado extended cab Z71
dmchapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 04:06 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 16
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.
Mimi Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 06:36 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
mkekflyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ft Myers FL
Posts: 227
Thanks for all the feedback FROGS! Really appreciate it, you all are reinforcing my original thoughts! Looks like a couple others having the same issues as me!

Great place for great help!! . Keep the ideas coming!
__________________
2018 Georgetown 378 XL
Loved her, listed her, sold her
mkekflyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 07:33 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
RedLdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimi Lucy View Post
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.
I suggest using strong double side tape on the back of the mirror along with whatever screw type system you use. I use 3M VHB 5952 Double Sides Foam (Dark Grey) Adhesive Tape on just about everything. This is the same tape automotive manufactures use to hold on body molding and other exterior trim parts on new cars. Just be sure you have whatever you are attaching exactly where you want it before pushing the tape down. It will come off but it ain't fun getting it off!
__________________
Wayne and Christine
2021 R-Pod RP-192 with OEM Solar
2020 Ford Expedition Platinum 4X4, 3.5L EcoBoost, 9,200# Heavy Duty Trailer Tow Package with 1524# Payload
RedLdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.