Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 703
Images: 2
Curved Cabinet Door Below the Sink - Fell Off

Have any of you experienced the screws stripping out of the side where the curved cabinet door (below the kitchen sink) is installed ... and then the door falling off? If yes, how was it repaired? I don't see where the hardware will accommodate any larger diameter screw than what was used. Guess I'll be taking it in for service to ensure it's repaired properly before the warranty expires.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Cabinet Falls Off.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	161.6 KB
ID:	292912   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cabinet Screws Stripped Out.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	192.0 KB
ID:	292913  

__________________

__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2017, 06:55 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Piggy Bank's Avatar
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
2015 22' FB Sport
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,042
If you need to do a fix on the road, get some gorilla glue and a wooden match or toothpicks. Remove the screws, dry fit the match (wood end of course) or toothpick in the hole. Wet with glue, insert, let dry, and then trim away the standing portion. Now you should have some surface area for the screws to screw into to re-attach.
__________________

__________________

Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2017, 09:27 PM   #3
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,887
I use bamboo skewers or bamboo toothpicks because the fibers seem to be stringer. Ordinary matches are made of very soft wood...
__________________
KE4GNK/AE
'The Silver HamShack' (2007 International 22FB CCD 75th Aniversary model)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch
2012 shortbed crewcab 4x4 Toyota Taco TV with more antennae on it
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2017, 10:30 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
Docinabox's Avatar
 
2016 23' Flying Cloud
Goodyear , Arizona
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post
Have any of you experienced the screws stripping out of the side where the curved cabinet door (below the kitchen sink) is installed ... and then the door falling off? If yes, how was it repaired? I don't see where the hardware will accommodate any larger diameter screw than what was used. Guess I'll be taking it in for service to ensure it's repaired properly before the warranty expires.
Just fixed my kitchen sink door a few days ago. My right top hinge screw fixation completely failed. Airstream never placed the center screw in the hinge base. I went with larger screws, #10, in the top and bottom hole and a smaller #8'wood screw in the center hole. I drilled out the existing holes so they could accept the #10 screws. Because the sink is in the way, I removed this to gain clear access to the upper hinge.Very solid now.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2748.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	260.9 KB
ID:	292924   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2749.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	140.5 KB
ID:	292925  

__________________
Docinabox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Rgentum's Avatar
 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Woodinville , Washington
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 312
Match stubs plus glue has worked for me, at least so far.
__________________
Alta & Richard, Seattle area --- WBCCI 8873
"Aurum": 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 Diesel
"Argentum": 2016 AS FC 27 FB
"BigDog": M Harlequin Great Dane, 150 lb
WL7Z --- NAUI --- WSBA
Rgentum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 01:55 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,253
How did it fall off? While driving or someone walked into it while open? By your picture, it looks like two screws are good, but the third ripped out and took the door with it.
I see there are drawers to the left of the sink, can you remove the drawers and get a nut on a machine screw to through bolt it?

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing." -- Mick Jagger and me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Docinabox View Post
Airstream never placed the center screw in the hinge base.
Sigh.
__________________
Mollysdad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 07:50 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 703
Images: 2
Louisiana Highways - A Disaster

Thank you for the suggestions and most of all thank you for showing the "repair."


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollysdad View Post
How did it fall off? While driving or someone walked into it while open? Sigh.
It fell off as a result of IH10 in Louisiana beating the heck out the Airstream ....... anyone that has traveled IH10 in Louisiana knows what I'm talking about when I say "the washboard between Lafayette and the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will destroy your Airstream and it's one of the most dangerous stretches of road because of its pathetic condition!" Avoid it at all cost and no matter how many hours it adds to your trip.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 09:56 PM   #8
Rivet Master

 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,406
Blog Entries: 1
I m not having trouble with the screws, it is the hinge it s self. They are loose and the doors keep opening and we have to tie them shut. I have tried the adjusting screws, but doesn't t work, suggestions?
Mike
__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 06:42 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 703
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airtandem View Post
I m not having trouble with the screws, it is the hinge it s self. They are loose and the doors keep opening and we have to tie them shut. I have tried the adjusting screws, but doesn't t work, suggestions?
Mike
Hmmmm...we haven't had that problem. Not sure what to suggest with that. Hopefully others will offer some ideas.
__________________

__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My battery compartment door fell off DougZ Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 0 06-05-2011 06:05 PM
Door lever fell off GreginNH Doors & Locks 3 04-28-2007 04:57 PM
One sink, two sinks, red sink, blue sink? Janet H General Interior Topics 7 07-26-2006 06:17 PM
Dometic door fell off rochar3 Refrigerators 1 07-24-2004 12:17 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.