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Old 10-05-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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Extra support for bathroom wall beside bed ?

Working on our 21' Build Sheet and need feedback from owners regarding the need for extra support or "heavier reinforced" wall between bed area and bath. Might want to attach suction cup handle/grip to interior wall of bath. Any advice ?
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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Working on our 21' Build Sheet and need feedback from owners regarding the need for extra support or "heavier reinforced" wall between bed area and bath. Might want to attach suction cup handle/grip to interior wall of bath. Any advice ?
We don't have that wall reinforced.



We mounted a couple of towel bars with double-stick tape after repeated failures of suction cup mounted devices as the fiberglass insert is too flexible. Reinforcing the wall just means adding a piece of plywood inside should you choose to screw mount items - it won't stop the fiberglass flexing unless you choose to screw through it into the reinforcement.
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In my last 21 I had it reinforced and was able to install screw mounted teak towel bar in the bath and a teak assist grab on the bed side, both were screw mounted. I also was able to install a magazine rack by the bed. I plan on duplicating this set up again in my 2019 E21 on order. If you want pictures they are under Planned modifications to Blackjack thread.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:22 PM   #4
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We opted not to reinforce any walls due to the added weight and the fact Tammy indicated on our last trailer that reinforcing the walls really isn't necessary if you just stick to mounting where the studs are. On our last trailer we installed the Ikea towel bars in the bathroom (suction-type) and they held perfectly. Installed the same bars in our current bathroom and, so far, they're working perfectly.
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I don't think reinforcing the wall will make any difference if you are going to use suction cup doodads inside the bathroom. They would help if you are looking to screw something to the wall, which I'd personally avoid doing on the inside of the bathroom. The fiberglass bathroom shell is not glued to the reinforcing plywood, it still flexes.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice...
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Thanks for the advice....will try and find your thread....gil
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Thanks Bob for the advice...gil
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Thanks for the advice....will try and find your thread....gil
Here you go, post #222
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Off topic here, but your post has brought up a recurring issue that plagues me. Oftentimes when I click on a link in a thread that points to a different thread, clicking on it takes me somewhere completely different. In the above case, instead of going to Blackjack Mods, I end up at a ten year old thread entitled “Toilet in 15 Foot?” I’m using Tapatalk, so suspect this has something to do with it. Who is the right person(s) to look into something like this? Moderators? Webmaster?
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