Removing the Pocket Door

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Safaritoonces
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Removing the Pocket Door

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Can someone tell me how to remove the pocket door please? I have 2. One to the bedroom the other at the kitchen/Shower entrance.

One door needs the wheels cleaned and lubed, the other has the vinyl lifting off the separating wall which is dragging on the door. I removed the trim and see 2 track screws. It looks like removing a track screw might allow the door track to be turned into the room and the door slid out of the track. But that is only if there are just 2 screws holding the track. If more than 2, this is not the correct method.
Robert and Bev Lewis
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Re: Removing the Pocket Door

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Robert,

Contact Bill E., he removed his two doors within the last two months, during his travels...
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Safaritoonces wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Can someone tell me how to remove the pocket door please?
Safaritoonces
My coach has 2 sliding doors but only the galley/bath door is a "pocket door".

I can remove that door by first detaching the door from the 2 roller trolleys and then maneuvering the door out of the door opening.

However my bath/bedroom "sliding door" is easier to remove.....(In fact if I drive the coach long/far enough with that door not securely strapped in place can/does remove itself).
Mel
'96 Sahara 3530, mine since '01
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Thanks John and Mel

Mel, do I unscrew the vertical bolts from the rollers? If so, it seems like that is going to be difficult getting the bolts started back in while balancing and lifting the door upwards.
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Safaritoonces wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:21 am
Thanks John and Mel
Mel, do I unscrew the vertical bolts from the rollers? If so, it seems like that is going to be difficult getting the bolts started back in while balancing and lifting the door upwards.
Safaritoonces
It is difficult but not impossible...(a second pair of hands is helpful).
Mel
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250 hp 3126 Cat, MD3060 Allison

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Removing the Pocket Door

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Have you pulled the shifter lever all the way back to the 1 position, and removed the plastic panel with the marked positions? That might be getting in the way of you pulling back the console.

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Thank you, I did get it off without any trouble. I removed the trim on the opposite side and saw the latching levers. Lifting them up allowed the roller to exit the track. I did a presentation on this on my site in my signature.
Robert and Bev Lewis
2000 Safari Continental, since 2017
3126B Cat, 330hp
MD3060 Allison
Bowen Island, BC

https://safaritoonces.org/

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