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Old 12-31-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
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Reinforced walls on a 19'

Still working hard on our build sheet.
Is it necessary and if so, which ones?
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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This is one of those things that only you can decide for certain. Reinforced walls are handy, but not strictly necessary, to create attachment points for future modifications. They do add weight, but I don't really consider it significant on a tandem axle trailer.

Is there something you want that actually requires reinforcement? Maybe a TV mount or some such? Obviously in that case, you need the reinforcement.

Are you the type to add shelves and hangers and such after the fact? If so, it might be worth considering doing some "on spec".

On the other hand, I didn't get reinforced walls (bought ours off the lot, so didn't get to specify these sorts of options) and I haven't had any troubles finding good attachment points for the shelves and hooks I've added.

As to where: where ever you might need a strong attachment point. Obvious places to consider: head and foot of the bed, front face of bathroom wall, dinette face of bathroom wall. Another good candidate: side of kitchen cabinet by the door.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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I agree with Doug. May not be necessary. You can reinforce a certain wall if you want to hang something heavy on it - like a TV mount. We reinforced wall 6 and wall 2 (the driver side wall to the right of the bathroom and the driver side wall to the left of the Fridge) because we intended to hang a TV mount and other heavier items from them. Otherwise, not necessary. Remember that the reinforcement consists of pretty thick plywood - and plywood is heavy.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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I personally did not see a need to reinforce any walls in ours, especially at $100 per wall. We don't plan on having a TV or anything like that. My wife however did feel like it was necessary. So the end result is $300 for 3 walls. But in the overall scheme of things, a small price to pay to keep her happy
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Is it really $100/wall? When we did it I'm sure it was $25/wall
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Yep, $100 per wall. I just looked at my build sheet to make sure
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:46 PM   #7
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This is one of those things that only you can decide for certain.
Is there something you want that actually requires reinforcement?
Ditto. Plus there are places where there is solid structure,and has been said, there are other ways to attach things.

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Is it really $100/wall? When we did it I'm sure it was $25/wall
Same here . Pat
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For a while more recently, it was $50 for a reinforced wall, then went to $100.

We were told that a TV mount would have to be placed on the edge next to aisle at the dinette where there are presumably studs, no reinforced wall. We were told not to put such mounts anywhere in the middle of those walls.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:32 AM   #10
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Reinforced Walls

In the 19, is there room on the wall between the stove and bed area to hang anything on the bed side such as small shelves? Will we need to reinforce that wall if there is?

Also, I need a flat place to lay watercolor papers to dry. I am thinking that there might be a way to attach something to the front of the shelf that is over the rock guard window in the front of the trailer so that I could hook on (when I need it) a lightweight wire shelf that would extend out over the table. The watercolor paper is attached to a foam backing, and I don't do large sheets when we travel so the wire shelf would only need to be about a foot wide. Any suggestions on how I could do this, and would the trailer shelf be strong enough to make it work?
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