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Old 06-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Suction items.

I found these at IKEA and bought the tp one. (I am "hole adverse" like Glen.) They work on a screw tightening theory. I want to move the holder, but don't wish to put holes in the side of the shower wall. I am going to try it out before I remove the one on the door first. Some people don't use suction stuff, because they say they fall off in the heat. I know many of mine come off when I store the "Suite Escape" for long periods. Has anyone tried these? Search result - IKEA
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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I don't have my escape yet but I might go this route to begin with. As others have said, once you use your trailer more you will know exactly where things work for you. Then you might feel more comfortable screwing things in permanently.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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That basket and the mounting system looks very similar to the one I have, which is currently on the floor of the bath along with its contents. I am looking for a round double-sided tape to stick it to the wall.
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Since I will not have reinforcement behind the shower wall, (left side when sitting on the throne) I am reluctant to put any holes anyware in that locale. I got the idea to move the tp holder from Carol R, as she had it placed in a different spot during the build. She did not want it on the door. I have bumped it a time or two, but never enough to damage anything.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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An alternative to holes and suction cups are 3M Command products and their equivalents. That's what's been used in my Escape's bathroom, and I believe the original owner put up most of those hooks/soap dish/shampoo holder/etc soon after they brought it home from B.C. in 2005.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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An alternative to holes and suction cups are 3M Command products and their equivalents. That's what's been used in my Escape's bathroom, and I believe the original owner put up most of those hooks/soap dish/shampoo holder/etc soon after they brought it home from B.C. in 2005.
I'm going to try those on the "wood" surfaces. I understand if I am very careful, they will also be removable.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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I went to the horse for that question. The horse's mouth (aka Reace) said:

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As for attaching hooks to the wall, I strongly suggest you stay away from stick on hooks. I have seen several where it had pulled the finish off the wall when trying to remove the stick on hook.
So I'll try the 3M hooks on the fiberglass shower, but not on the "wood" surfaces. I know how to attach things permanently to the wood surfaces ("how" depends on "where" and "what load"), but I haven't yet figured out a temporary way. I would prefer a temporary solution for the first while until I'm satisfied enough to go with a permanent solution.
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I use the 3M Command Strip hooks on my wood surfaces. It's a case of read and save the instructions for removal. If you don't, you can cause damage. I have moved a couple of them with no problem.
That said, I haven't tried to remove one that has been up for a long time ( as in years ).
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I guess I have the benefit/detriment of already having some things mounted since I bought used There's already a paper plate holder and paper towel holder mounted on the bottom of the overhead cabinet right above the wardrobe (with holes I believe), and a clear plastic tissue box holder stuck on over the bed exactly where we would have put one. We're adding another of the tissue holders to the dinette end of the trailer, and will be adding a couple of the stick on "oak" organizers on the bed side below the tissue holder by the thermostat to put our glasses/books/kindles/etc in while we sleep.

I don't expect the sticky stuff would come off the "wood" cleanly, but I'd still prefer that to holes (especially when the wall I'd be screwing into for the organizers has the fridge on the other side)!
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Yup. You have to make sure you place the correct side of the tape to the wall ( it is marked ) and when you remove the hook, you pull straight down ( your knuckle against the wall ). When it lets go, it whacks you on the fingers, so I wear a glove.
My paper towel holder has been on the underside of the cabinet, above the sink for five years now, held up with double-sided tape. I should probably get around to fastening it with screws, since it seems to be an acceptable place for it.
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