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Old 09-18-2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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Want to install shelf in bathroom of 5.0TA

What are the screws fastened to that hold the top half of the shower to the lower half? The wall has a little give to it, so it seems that the top half might only be screwed into the bottom half with nothing behind it.

I'm asking this because I would like to support a 4" wide shelf along the long wall from the sink to the back wall and have it fastened in the middle and the back end with some small "L" brackets.

The shelf would only be used as a third hand to hold temporary lightweight items while using the facilities.

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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I had my bath wall reinforced during the build just for that purpose. Perhaps you can find support behind the shell easily?
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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All you need is a tape-on shelf. Might check my website or email me some dimensions. Here's one used for a bedside holder.

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I recently bought the 3M version for the bath. I haven't gotten around to installing it. I'm happy with all the other 3M products I've got.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:23 AM   #5
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Yes, Charlie's shelves are lightweight, I forgot that option is always available..as well as the command products.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for your ideas and suggestions. We have some of the suction cup devices like baskets and hooks, but during our short experience with the trailer, they keep falling off. That's why I'm looking for a more permanent shelf installation.

My trailer is a 2011 5.0 SA, not a 5.0 TA. I don't know if the structure and dimensions of the bathrooms are different in the SA and TA although that might not make a difference when installing gadgets on the walls.

Is the bathroom made of fiberglass or some type of plastic?

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The 3M Command products are not suction devices. They use special double sided tape that can be removed without damage, if you follow the instructions. I have had 3M Command hooks installed in my trailer for years, which is why I bought the 3M Command basket for the bath.
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The 3M Command products are not suction devices. They use special double sided tape that can be removed without damage, if you follow the instructions. I have had 3M Command hooks installed in my trailer for years, which is why I bought the 3M Command basket for the bath.
Note the enviromental specs on the 3M product info, however. Their adhesive "may" fail above 104F, which happens frquently in a closed trailer in the southern and western portions of the USA.
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Note the enviromental specs on the 3M product info, however. Their adhesive "may" fail above 104F, which happens frquently in a closed trailer in the southern and western portions of the USA.
I can vouch for that. I installed some hooks on overhead cabinets in my van (which is not as well insulated as a trailer) and the adhesive "melted" and the hooks with towels hanging on them fell off. I'm going to hang my max/min thermometer in the trailer when it's in the storage yard (no shade) to check the temperatures.

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I can vouch for that. I installed some hooks on overhead cabinets in my van (which is not as well insulated as a trailer) and the adhesive "melted" and the hooks with towels hanging on them fell off. I'm going to hang my max/min thermometer in the trailer when it's in the storage yard (no shade) to check the temperatures.

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The marketing advantage for the 3M Command product line is that you can usually remove the adhered item by pulling on the adhesive strip. If you actually want to permanently install one of their molded products just replace the Command adhesive strip with a real VHB strip of adhesive. I use 3M RP45 for most of my products, rated interior and exterior to 200F.
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