Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > MOC on M.A.R.S. > Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
steelpony5555
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Copperas Cove
Posts: 1,426
M.O.C. #12096
Lend a Hand door hand rail repair fix

Don't know if anyone else has posted a fix for this when your Lend a Hand breaks. I have had a problem with water getting in and rusting the pin and clip that holds the spring on. This last time the clip rusted away and the pin is shot. This is the pin that goes into the black holders screwed to the wall and holds the handle on. Went to Lowe's and get 2 bolts that are 1/4 inch and are 2 1/2 inches long. They have them with about 1/2 inch of threads on the end and the rest is smooth like a pin. Get 2 lock nuts, they are the ones with nylon in them that when you put them on they do not come off very easy. Take the black holders off the wall and you will see the nasty rust inside and hopefully your springs are fine. You will need a pair of needle nose pliers to start the nut on to the bolt. Tighten it up till the bolt threads thru nylon and locks on. Then I drilled a weep hole in the bottom of the 2 brackets so the water has a place to drain. Don't know why this was not done at the factory since there is no way to keep water out. I think is is bad since the 2 screws go thur the outside wall and gives the water a place to get in. I still put some silicone in the holes and around them too. So far the handle seems to work pretty nice now.
steelpony5555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
jimcol
Montana Master
 
jimcol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,868
M.O.C. #7992
Send a message via AIM to jimcol Send a message via MSN to jimcol
I have the same unit as you and had to do the same thing last fall. Simple fix to a bad design. Jim
__________________
2006 3000RK
2009 Ram 2500
jimcol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 03:41 AM   #3
steelpony5555
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Copperas Cove
Posts: 1,426
M.O.C. #12096
The way the thing is built I didn't think I could be the only one with this problem.....
steelpony5555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
WeBeFulltime
Montana Master
 
WeBeFulltime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hixson
Posts: 3,065
M.O.C. #11397
I've got to ask...what is a Lend a Hand?
__________________
2018.5 Montana 3791RD
2012 F350 SRW 6.7 PSD

Full Timing since September 1, 2010
WeBeFulltime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
steelpony5555
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Copperas Cove
Posts: 1,426
M.O.C. #12096
It's the folding assit door handle. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ar-white/29042
steelpony5555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #6
WeBeFulltime
Montana Master
 
WeBeFulltime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hixson
Posts: 3,065
M.O.C. #11397
Thanks. For some unknown and senior reason I was visualizing something inside the Monty. Duh ! OK, I'm awake now.
__________________
2018.5 Montana 3791RD
2012 F350 SRW 6.7 PSD

Full Timing since September 1, 2010
WeBeFulltime is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hand rail psomers Additions & Improvements 17 11-26-2012 03:03 PM
Additional hand rail c214dick Additions & Improvements 8 10-18-2011 07:02 PM
Hand Rail and head bd for master bed sailer Additions & Improvements 2 08-06-2007 05:02 PM
Hand rail up to bedroom sailer Additions & Improvements 2 06-08-2007 07:04 AM
hand rail for stairs haslcs Additions & Improvements 7 06-06-2007 02:10 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×