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Old 10-29-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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I guess I am in the other camp because I had four walls reinforced and happy I did. It sure makes life easier for mounting heavier objects like TV bracket. One thing to remember you can pick and choose which walls you would like reinforce. If you only need one wall reinforced then just go with one.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
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I would think it a good idea to get one or two walls reinforced for hooks or shelves that are to have heavy duty use. Finding the vertical strips though that you mention, Ron, would be easy with a stud finder, I assume.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:32 PM   #13
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I guess I am in the other camp because I had four walls reinforced and happy I did. It sure makes life easier for mounting heavier objects like TV bracket. One thing to remember you can pick and choose which walls you would like reinforce. If you only need one wall reinforced then just go with one.
I'm with the "Mark camp." I had both dinette walls and both loft walls reinforced. I have NO idea what I may wish to mount or how heavy those items maybe... in the future. I think 100# is nothing in the grand scheme of things, especially when discussing a trailer that nearly weighs two tons when loaded for long term travel. YMMV
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It's over 100 lbs. for a 4 x 8 x 3/4 treated .

Thinner will be lighter . but it will add up

http://www.menards.com/main/building...28-c-13331.htm
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:27 PM   #15
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It's over 100 lbs. for a 4 x 8 x 3/4 treated .

Thinner will be lighter . but it will add up

http://www.menards.com/main/building...28-c-13331.htm
On my 2014 Escape 19 the plywood used in the walls is not treated. So that lightens the weight up for a sheet of plywood quite a lot. But again yes you are still adding weight to the trailer. When I order the four reinforced walls I was told by ETI that it was only adding a little over a hundred pounds totaled
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:29 PM   #16
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I occasionally see owners refer to reinforcing walls by #. How do I know which wall is which number? Is there a schematic somewhere on the ETI website where the walls are numbered?
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:29 PM   #17
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I'm almost sure that it's a lot less than 25 pounds per wall. Have you called Escape?
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:45 PM   #18
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You can find the internal support framework by either looking closely for the 1/4 wide crown staples (use a flashlight) or by finding them with a good magnet. Note that the internal reinforcing plywood does NOT go all the way back to the outside shell; in my 21 closet (24 inches deep) the reinforcement plywood stopped about 3 inches from the skin. Basically they cut a straight line on both sides of the ply panel and got it as close to the outside curve as it would go. Don't assume the whole wall is plywood inside!
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:00 PM   #19
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I occasionally see owners refer to reinforcing walls by #. How do I know which wall is which number? Is there a schematic somewhere on the ETI website where the walls are numbered?
Ask ETI, or someone here, for the 21 Electrical Plan. It maps the AC, DC, TV, and the reinforceable walls by numbers. They come in pdf form.
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Thanks Pailin. That's what I needed. I plan to reinforce the bathroom wall on the 21 so I can add a pull handle ( wooden) so my wife can grab and pull herself out. She has back issues. She is pretty mobile, but it would just make it easier for her. If mama ain't happy........
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