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Old 05-22-2014, 10:36 PM   #21
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I used a combination of 3M double sided tape and two wood screws hidden under hooks on a reinforced wall. I had few location choices and selected the bathroom wall to the right of the door.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:07 PM   #22
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I want to mount an Umbra 5 hook on the dinette side of the shower wall in a 17B. I'm wondering if there are studs in this wall? Has anyone placed a screw in this wall and what size does one use to avoid penetrating the shower stall? The holes for the umbra is 11.5 inches wide, would I use an anchor with the screw? Thanks!
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I used a 3M Command Hook in that location and find that anything hanging there is irritating for person using that dinette bench.
I think you would have to attach very close to the ceiling to hit a stud and the panel is only about 1/8" thick, so it's unlikely to support stuff on five hooks.

On the stove side, I installed a magnetic knife holder, but I used double-sided tape.

On the front side of the bath I installed a 5lb. 3M Command Hook which works well. ( Pic 1 ). Also put two on the wardrobe at the door ( Pic 2 ) which is an area that you only use to enter or exit the trailer.
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I want to mount an Umbra 5 hook on the dinette side of the shower wall in a 17B. I'm wondering if there are studs in this wall? Has anyone placed a screw in this wall and what size does one use to avoid penetrating the shower stall? The holes for the umbra is 11.5 inches wide, would I use an anchor with the screw? Thanks!
Use a stud finder, or even tapping with a knuckle, will show you where the framing is. I never got additional support added to my walls, it was not even a thought of option at the time, but I have mounted a magazine rack that has had to hold a good amount of weight, even while in transit. I ensured at least one side was solid into the framing, and used an anchor on the other side.

You could also add some double sided tape, or VHB tape, to the back of the hook, to give it lots of support.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:20 PM   #25
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In our former 17 B, we applied nearly everything with VHB tape. A 2 inch wide strip covering the whole Umbra hook on the backside held it there with heavy wet coats, sweatshirts, jackets and even some canvas storage bags occasionally.

We expect to be fastening our 2 Umbra hooks sets in our 19 [which we are picking up on 3/27!!] with VHB tape as well. The Umbra hooks never moved, shifted or lifted from the original position. And no holes necessary.

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Oops, forgot to mention, the Umbra hooks were mounted on the dinette side of the shower wall, as well as the bathroom door in the 17B.
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I want to mount an Umbra 5 hook on the dinette side of the shower wall in a 17B. I'm wondering if there are studs in this wall? Has anyone placed a screw in this wall and what size does one use to avoid penetrating the shower stall? The holes for the umbra is 11.5 inches wide, would I use an anchor with the screw? Thanks!
If you slide around a strong little magnet you can find the staples used to fasten the wood wall to the studs. They're colored and hard to see otherwise.
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If you slide around a strong little magnet you can find the staples used to fasten the wood wall to the studs. They're colored and hard to see otherwise.
Those little round rare earth magnets are great for this. We use then to find the fasteners in installed hardwood floors, amongst other things.
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