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Super_Dave

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Posted: 05/10/21 01:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife has recently experienced a disability and today tried to get around in the 5th wheel to see if camping would be possible. She grabbed the handrail and it immediately pulled out of the wall. Screwed into nothing but the 1/8" Luan.

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BobsYourUncle

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Posted: 05/10/21 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kinda defeats the purpose of it...
That should have backing behind it.


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Posted: 05/10/21 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Send the picture to the factory. Maybe they will decide to save money and only use two screws to attach the handrail to the wall.
It's apparently just a decoration.
I hope your wife didn't fall or get hurt?

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Posted: 05/10/21 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tell her to lay off the spinach and Wheaties, she doesn't know her own strength! [emoticon]

Yeah, they call some of the trailers Ultra Lite nowadays but what they really mean is Paper Thin Construction.


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Posted: 05/10/21 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the one by the entrance door while you are at it.

Huge difference having something there as a balance aid vs actually using it as a handrail.


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Posted: 05/10/21 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Total negligence, anybody builds a piece of cr*p like that, should pay dearly.


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I put some anchors in but don't know how much good they will do.

wa8yxm

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I would have drilled through and put a plate on teh inside with bolts and nuts.
But that's me. Function trumps looks in my book


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Well, the good news is you don't seem to be letting the disability stop your wife. Bad news is, as we all know, trailers are poorly constructed. When you beef it up, put it on your list of other repairs you've done. I bet you have a list already.


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Yep, typical Soviet Bloc build quality!


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