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Old 08-18-2022, 12:01 PM   #1
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Mounting to interior ceiling

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I own a 2005 Flagstaff 206ST.
Itís got straps mounted to the interior ceiling that hold the full size door up during travel. The straps are coming loose because the screws seem to be too short. I think they are only through the aluminum paneling, not actually secured into the wood of the roof.
So my question is what length and type of screws am I safe to use so I can secure these things without causing problems?
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Old 08-18-2022, 12:15 PM   #2
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First Welcome from Upstate NY. Lots of good info here.

Maybe you could remove one of the screws to get the length, then go with a little wider screw that may hold better in the existing hole.
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Old 08-18-2022, 12:50 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2022, 01:36 PM   #4
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As suggested, remove the screw and use a toothpick to gauge the maximum depth. Itís unsure if you will hit wood but at least the new screw wonít penetrate through the roof.
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Old 08-18-2022, 05:39 PM   #5
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Good idea with the toothpick! I will give that a try. So there is not wood throughout the entire roof? Like should there not be a sheet of OSB?
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Old 08-18-2022, 10:16 PM   #6
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Good idea with the toothpick! I will give that a try. So there is not wood throughout the entire roof? Like should there not be a sheet of OSB?
Odds are fair that there is nothing above where you are looking.

There are wooden spars that run width wise across the roof and two heavier duty ones along the top edge where the roof meets the sidewalls.

That outer roof skin is VERY thin plastic. You poke a hole with a screw now you have something you have to fix

Odds are you will only be screwing in to the roof metal.

I have considered in the past pushing mixed epoxy through those holes with a fat syringe then quickly putting a screw in the hole to let the flow around it essentially adding material above the roof and making it larger on the back side so it cant come out. The downside is you will have a really hard time taking it out.
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Old 08-19-2022, 12:22 AM   #7
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The downside is you will have a really hard time taking it out.
I think you mean drilling it out!
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:37 AM   #8
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Hi all.
I own a 2005 Flagstaff 206ST.
Itís got straps mounted to the interior ceiling that hold the full size door up during travel. The straps are coming loose because the screws seem to be too short. I think they are only through the aluminum paneling, not actually secured into the wood of the roof.
So my question is what length and type of screws am I safe to use so I can secure these things without causing problems?
I'm on my 2nd pop up from forest river, a 2010 hw and a 2018 highwall. the roof is the metal interior panel with 1" foam, 1/4" nominal plywood and the outer fiberglass roof. There is a a perimeter wood strip, and 2 wood struts which run across for the ac mounting. Basically there is nothing to screw to. Anything that's mounted to the interior roof is attached to the interior metal roof panel. everything in mine were rivets, but if you have screws I'd go with trying fatter screws. Trying longer screws would be basically useless and run the risk of puncturing the outer roof. The door rests on the front bed end when closed, once your fix the strap issue you might want to try putting a blanket on the bed end where the doors rest for some added support.
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Old 09-05-2022, 09:33 AM   #9
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Hi all.
I own a 2005 Flagstaff 206ST.
Itís got straps mounted to the interior ceiling that hold the full size door up during travel. The straps are coming loose because the screws seem to be too short. I think they are only through the aluminum paneling, not actually secured into the wood of the roof.
So my question is what length and type of screws am I safe to use so I can secure these things without causing problems?
Once you have the depth, you might consider a pop rivit. I have seen them used in roofs with a foam layer.

"Tri-Fold Exploding Pop Rivet"

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