RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2020, 11:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Ontario
Posts: 7
THOR #20782
Door strut bracket

I need help with the bracket for the door strut. The wind caught the door and the bottom screws came out of the door.
The 2 top screws go into the metal trim and seem to be secure, however, the 2 bottom screws go into the outer shell of the hollow door, and not much to screw onto. I was thinking of using slightly bigger screws but that seemed to be a temporary measure. There is also a gap between the bracket and the door at the bottom which I do not think is helping.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20201021_175622.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	26816   Click image for larger version

Name:	20201021_175617.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	85.7 KB
ID:	26817  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20201021_175607.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	83.2 KB
ID:	26818  
__________________

__________________
Masoodv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 11:21 PM   #2
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 16,846
THOR #8860
Is there room for you to get one of those expanding plugs into the holes, and use that as an anchor for the screws?
__________________

__________________
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 01:17 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Ontario
Posts: 7
THOR #20782
I put an expanding plug in but because the wall skin is so thin the plug turns with the screw.
__________________
Masoodv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 01:21 AM   #4
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 16,846
THOR #8860
How about epoxying it into place? It only has to hold until the plug mushrooms out...
__________________
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 12:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jimbo12's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Fourwinds 24F
State: North Carolina
Posts: 255
THOR #9511
This is really unusual - did it come from the factory like that? It looks more like a DIY addition. I would take the whole thing out and seal the holes with epoxy. Then install a proper strut on the inside of the door where it belongs.
__________________
jimbo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 03:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Citation
State: Texas
Posts: 393
THOR #8139
A couple of stainless steel bolts all the way thru the door with ss washers between the bracket and door, ss washers and bolts on the outside (would look better).
I would replace all the other bolts with stainless steel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	008236799606.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	22.2 KB
ID:	26828   Click image for larger version

Name:	008236359183.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	13.0 KB
ID:	26829  

__________________
abjbrtd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 04:59 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Ontario
Posts: 7
THOR #20782
Thank you. Sounds like a good idea.
__________________
Masoodv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 05:00 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Ontario
Posts: 7
THOR #20782
Not sure if it came like this or added by previous owner.
__________________
Masoodv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2020, 12:27 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Citation
State: Texas
Posts: 393
THOR #8139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masoodv View Post
Not sure if it came like this or added by previous owner.
A few years ago we had a similar setup from a sob manufacture.
A 40mph gust ripped the door out of my hand AND bent the bracket enough so that the door wouldn't close. Major effort bending it back.
__________________
abjbrtd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 04:07 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 29m
State: North Carolina
Posts: 262
THOR #9553
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbo12 View Post
This is really unusual - did it come from the factory like that? It looks more like a DIY addition. I would take the whole thing out and seal the holes with epoxy. Then install a proper strut on the inside of the door where it belongs.
Also for future windy days try to put a chain with a spring on the door so it won't fly open without something to absorb the force of the door hitting the end of the strut. Bob Trice
__________________
knucklehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 06:16 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Ontario
Posts: 7
THOR #20782
Great idea. I have one of those on the screen door at my house.
__________________

__________________
Masoodv 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×