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Old 05-22-2020, 05:33 PM   #1
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Sliding door detached from ceiling

The sliding door between the bedroom and bath has detached from the ceiling.

The whole rail and molding around it just detached, and the door sat down on the floor.

This a 2004 fifth wheel.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Any suggestions on a fix?
Iím hoping itís as easy as reattaching it with bigger screws.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:46 PM   #2
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Not an uncommon problem in that 200n years with the siding pocket door. Adding screws and using larger screws are the usual solution. Hopefully the rail came loose out where you can get to it easily. Some have had the screws deep in the wall come loose. That is a bigger challenge. I remember one member who jerry rigged an extra long screw driver bit for his drill so he could reach further back on the opening. Otherwise, you have to find a place where you can cut into a wall panel for access.

I will try to Search for the post with the screw driver extension.


On Edit: Here are links to some of the Threads on this issue.
https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...ad.php?t=41378


https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...ad.php?t=58710


This one mention mentions the long screw driver tool.
https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...ad.php?t=40546


https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...ad.php?t=31138


Another Thread with a description of the super duper tool. Unfortunately the pictures are gone (thanks TinyPic!) but member 8.1al is still active here. He may still have the original pics if you are really interested.
https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...ad.php?t=45966

I found these be using the brown Search box near the top of the screen. The terms I used were "pocket door". This Search uses Google and seems to be better than the forum's Search function from the brown ribbon bar.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:55 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I did a search or two, but no luck.

Itís not a pocket door, itís mounted to the ceiling and hangs next to the wall. Iíve done a little looking and poking. Looks like some fatter screws and maybe an ild trick if filling the hole with match stems and glue.

Thanks again,. Looks like my Saturday is planned.

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Oops, my bad. I assumed you ment the slider between the bath and the kitchen. I forgot that some early models also had a secondary privacy screen (or door?) between the bath and the bedroom. Your's is a much easier fix.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:19 PM   #5
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Yeah.

A sliding two piece privacy screen between sleeping area and shower/sink area.
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:20 PM   #6
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Got Ďer fixed.

Wasnít as hard as I expected. Was afraid I would have trouble finding something solid to screw to above the ceiling.

I just drilled new holes through the metal channel, and zipped new screws in.

Ran a fat bead of liquid nails between it and ceiling as well.

Still need to put a couple of nails in the tiny piece of cove molding .




Thanks to all!
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