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Old 06-16-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hooks and drilling holes

We have added hooks in several locations throughout our 17' unit: We purchased single and double metal hooks from a hardware store. We installed the singles on the right side of the wardrobe at the entrance door for coats. The double hooks: one on the wall of the dinette near the thermostat unit and one on the short wall around the corner from the bathroom entrance. We use the double hooks for pj's and/or other-than-outdoor-wear storage.
The installation of the metal hooks did require drilling of holes. But, not-to-worry, just be certain of the location of the device you intend to install and be certain you will not be drilling into electrical or plumbing lines. We used the spring-loaded T-grips that go into the hole and a small piece of 1/4 wood to support the hook base for places we could not get to the "other" side of the wall.
To hold towels and the like we installed an over the door towel rack on the bathroom door. It may be used either inside the bathroom or out, depending on when you want to have to avoid running into it. We also installed - requiring holes again - a three tier kitchen towel rack near the top, kitchen side, outside of the bathroom enclosure to hang dish towels and gloves.
I have photos but must re-size them all before I can post them. Before submitting more additions, I will get that done. This trying to explain the process is REALLY difficult. It is true, a picture is worth a thousand words!
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Hooks and drilling holes

We have drilled a few holes in mounting things in our 19 now too, and plan on a few more things.

So far I have installed a couple metal baskets about 12x4x4, one beside the sink and one on the inside of a cabinet door.
I installed a chrome roll-0ut pot basket and highly recommend one.
We have bought a few wire stands that fit in upper cabinets so we can have two tiers of little things up there.
I bought a set of lever type suction cups that have lots of hooks and containers for the walls in the bathroom, as well as for hanging coats on the outside of the trailer.

We plan on getting 2 wire magazine racks. One for beside the bed on the side of the fridge and the other for the dinette mounted on the side of the bath
We are going to get a couple single hooks, and a couple towel bars that hang on cabinet/bath doors.
We will get a magnetic paper towel holder
We are also going to mount some kind of mirror on the outside of the bath, as well as a couple coat hooks.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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I'm proud to say that I have accomplished re-sizing the photos. Here's the hook ideas:
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Re: Hooks and drilling holes

This is the paper towel holder I like. I have the same one installed at home. I found them at a kitchen store. I have mine stuck to the underside of the cabinet with double sided tape because I didn't want to drill holes. If it ever falls down, I'll install it in the same place with screws. The black strap is an elastic band to keep the roll from unfurling while traveling. We've had the one at home for ten years. It looks good and it won't become brittle and break.

The hook attaches with double sided tape.

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Boy I see Escape owners all have the same GOOD taste in hooks...
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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Re: Hooks and drilling holes

Thanks for the pictures, both of you. NuthatchBC, I have a question. How did you fasten that little block of wood that holds the hook?
I'm thinking of installing a grab handle like the one on the outside just inside on the wide part of the door frame between the screen and the door gasket, but I'm not sure what is behind the fiberlass and whether it will be strong enough like the exterior one. I do not know if there is a block of wood behind the exterior one. The screen assembly is affixed by screwed in "L" brackets, but we are NOT supposed to use it as a support or grab handle. I've thought about putting in more "L" brackets...I guess I'd better ask Reace before I get out the drill!
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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Sandra,
The paneling was too to just screw the hook to the wall so we used the block of wood to increase the thickness. We had to use expandable fasteners to hold the screws in the paneling. We think the fasteners are used for drywall installations. They are a bear to work with. We lost a couple behind the paneling while putting up a mirror on the wall outside the bathroom/shower.
Perhaps Reace could help with your situation.
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A lot of the cupboards etc. are framed with 1 x 2s and the panel itself is only 1/8" thick. Pretty much the only place to screw to is at the edges so you bite the frame. I'm fear those drywall anchors will become loose over time with vibration and the weight of what ever you hang on it. I've chosen to use self adhesive hooks, but the ones in the earlier pix have either fallen off by themselves or I took them down.

I have replaced them all with 3M Command Strip hooks. They are easy to install and remove ( if you follow the instructions ). You can get extra adhesive strips so you can take them down and put them up in another place if your original plan wasn't convenient ( the package comes with two strips ). They come in three sizes, rated for 1lb. 3lb. and 5lb. Pic shows the 3lb. brushed nickel hook ( $9.99 ). They are also available in white plastic for much less. I put one up near the sink in the bathroom for a facecloth.

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And no problems with the "wood"?
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I don't understand your question / comment.

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