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Old 01-08-2015, 01:32 PM   #11
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linda i was in a quandry re reinforcing the walls. my previous 19 that was stolen didn't have any wall treatment consequently i couldn't instal a coat rack. the toilet wall door side was where i wanted a rack. so was considering having it reinforced. talking to rease i find out there is a horizontal stud inside the wall that a rack can be screwed to therefore i cancelled the reinforcing of that wall. the only wall i reinforced was the one behind the stove--- window to stove wall. i can now put up a rack for spices and coffee cups.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #12
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the only wall i reinforced was the one behind the stove--- window to stove wall. i can now put up a rack for spices and coffee cups.
Repeating: spices should be stored in a cool dark place. And, coffee cups in that location can become spotted with grease ( assuming you cook on the stove ). If you have a stove cover, it flips up to the exterior wall and will cover the rack when open ( at least it does on mine ).
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linda i was in a quandry re reinforcing the walls. my previous 19 that was stolen didn't have any wall treatment consequently i couldn't instal a coat rack. the toilet wall door side was where i wanted a rack. so was considering having it reinforced. talking to rease i find out there is a horizontal stud inside the wall that a rack can be screwed to therefore i cancelled the reinforcing of that wall. the only wall i reinforced was the one behind the stove--- window to stove wall. i can now put up a rack for spices and coffee cups.

Not to take the thread too much off track, but did you ever find out what happened to your previous 19? or is it in the hands of some scoundrel, (may the fleas of 1000 goats sleep in their bed)?
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We reinforced the kitchen wall, left side refrigerator at bed, front facing and side facing bath walls.

You never know when you are going to want to hang something and it does not add enough weight to really make any difference. I figured I would want to mount something where there is no bracing.
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:24 AM   #15
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So, my question is: when do you need to reinforce, and when don't you?

1. We are thinking of putting hooks into the outside of bathroom wall facing
front door or sink area so we can hang coats. Is it necessary to reinforce the wall for coat hooks?

2. What about for the spice rack that has been mentioned?

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Is it necessary to reinforce the wall for coat hooks?
I didn't. On my three-hook rack I hang a walking stick, two coats, and all my keys. On my two-hook rack, I hang my camera, binocs, hats, and waist packs.

Edited: When Reace asked me during orientation where I wanted the racks hung, I told him and he didn't bat an eye.
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We reinforced the kitchen wall, left side refrigerator at bed, front facing and side facing bath walls.

You never know when you are going to want to hang something and it does not add enough weight to really make any difference. I figured I would want to mount something where there is no bracing.
Just about the same here . Even with Escape ,hanging TV support , it was pulling out from wall . We never travel with our TV hanging on support ,we remove TV for travel , a 22in . I had to add more support to wall to hang our TV . As Tom said doesn't add much weight . Trailers are "like moving Earthquakes " going down the road . Any extra support won't hurt , just in case you want to hang something . The extra wall support is just thin ply , but it is extra support . Pat
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The extra wall support is just thin ply , but it is extra support . Pat
Define 'thin' ply please.
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Ours are about 1/4 in . Looks like it is done better in newer trailers ,Pat
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reinforce walls Q&A from ETI email with regard to 2017 Escape 19
1. Are there 4 or 5 walls that can be reinforced? There are actually 6 walls that can be reinforce: 1) between kitchen and bed 2) between bed and fridge 3) between fridge and wardrobe 4, 5, 6) all three sides of the bathroom
2. How are they identified (numbered?) for the purpose of requesting the reinforcing? You can tell us the location of the wall, we will number it. The purpose of reinforcing a wall is if you want to hang things on the walls. However, unless it is something heavier, like jackets or spice rack, for example, it is not necessarily needed. We do ensure that our additions, like counter extensions, TV mounts, are mounted on a stud.
3. What is the cost to reinforce each wall? The cost is $100/wall. It also adds 25 pounds to the trailer weight for each reinforced wall.
4. What exactly is the reinforcing material/ method? The reinforced wall is simply a solid sheet of plywood within inside the wall.
5. If its plywood what is its thickness? It is
6. I have heard it is some additional plywood installed in a wall but not the entire wall floor to ceiling. Is that true or false? No, the entire wall would be reinforced
7. Can you provide a picture of a non-reinforced wall interior versus one that is reinforced to better understand what it is? I would easily understand without a picture if it was a solid sheet of plywood floor to ceiling replacing one of the fake wall stick/veneer structures
currently in the trailer. We do not have pictures of the open walls that are reinforced. I did manage to find a picture of one of the trailers while in production. It is the standard wall with the braces and the wood paneling. The paneling is actual wood, 1/8 thick.
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