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Old 08-18-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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Pulled out screw on side of cardinal fifth wheel

I just had 3 screws pull out of the side wall of my cardinal fifth wheel. I replaced one of them with next size up. It doesn't seem to be a good fix. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:39 PM   #3
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The screws which hold my Cardinal cargo door latch pulled out years ago on my trailer. I replaced with larger screws and they just pulled out again.

For several years, I have been propping the door up with a 6ft long piece of 3/4 pvc pipe. The pipe has a short T fitting near one end. The T fits nicely on the edge of the door and the other end has a 1" rubber end cap.

I also use my stick for walking and moving things without me having to bend over. I can snatch several chalks from my wheels before you can get in your truck. I don't even have to bend over. My grandsons think the stick is better to play with than the toys they bring along.
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JB weld the hole, after it cures drill and tap or thread the screw back in.
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I had a self tapping screw pull out of a lower trim panel. Replaced it with a machine screw and backed it up with a flat washer and a lock washer. No more problems there!
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