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Old 12-28-2018, 07:39 PM   #401
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The pivot door has constantly been coming unscrewed from the top carrier trolly. I don't understand how, but that's a question for another day.

Has anyone found a way to secure the bolt from the door to the trolley so that it doesn't unthread?
I used blue loctite
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:50 PM   #402
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I used blue loctite
That was my first thought but it brings up the question of "how" the bolt keeps unthreading.

(this would be easier if I could draw)

Here goes;

The bolt hooks in the top of the door and is held in place with a lock nut. The bolt threads then screw into the center hole of the trolley that rides along the track on the door frame. When the door opens the trolley slides along the track, allowing the bolt inside the center hole to turn slightly allowing the door to do it's unique pivot action.

If I put loctite on the threads, how is the door supposed to piviot open if both ends of the bolt are held in place?

Part 2 of this mystery is the unscrewing itself. If the bolt is threaded into the trolley and turns when the door is opening (loosen) wouldn't it turn back when the door is closed (tighten)? How does the bold come unscrewed? There must be some 4th dimension the door travels through.

Anyway, I'll try the loctite and see if that helps. I like the door itsef, but this trolley/bolt setup could use a redesign.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:00 AM   #403
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This is a great idea! Other Montana models already have it there. I plan to temporarily move mine and check for proper operation.
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