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Old 11-08-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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Mounting things to the wall

We have a 2008 Sightseer. Want to add a toothbrush holder in the bathroom and it is mounted with screws. I'm assuming the walls are just thin laminate of some sort. What's the best way to mount this? Hollow wall anchors? Do I need to worry about wires etc behind the wall?
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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I would use double-sided tape (my preference is 3m Auto moulding tape from auto parts/Walmart), and add some short screws if I thought it necessary ...I really think the 3m tape would do the job with no help. I put a two-brush holder inside our medicine cabinet the same way and it has been there for 5 years of full-timing...
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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3m wall hanging strips many to pick from. I used the ones with Velcro.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:07 AM   #4
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It all depends on how secure you want the mounted device to be. Tape and Velcro are fine but these options will never hold up in the long run. For permanent or mission critical installations, use a molly bolt. For RVs, use a three-quarter inch bolt. They essentially expand inside the wall and will never fail. However, they are very hard to remove if you ever want to take them out. We use them for shelving, racks, and other things that need to be very secure. Best of luck.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:54 AM   #5
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3m wall hanging strips many to pick from. I used the ones with Velcro.
We also use the 3M Command strips a lot. They are removable and don't leave a residue.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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We also use the 3M Command strips a lot. They are removable and don't leave a residue.
This what we use to hang pictures and toothbrush holder and other stuff.
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For items that we want mounted solid like our hair dryer and towel rod, we use the small plastic wall anchors and screws. I drill a small hole first and press the anchor in. We have not had a problem with this method. Pictures and other items are mounded with industrial strength Velcro which has always comes off, using a hair dryer, when selling the coach. Good Luck. John
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:29 PM   #8
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Another vote for the Command Strips. They're amazing.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:09 AM   #9
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I used these Shop E-Z Ancor 20-Pack Hollow Wall Anchor at Lowes.com to install a toliet paper holder in my toy hauler. It held strong. Obviously, I used a shorter ones. Many more available at the store.
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We'd like to add some shelving to the cabinets in our new rolling house. Plan to use the wire shelving with adjustable tracks. Are toggle bolts the way to go? Or could I use the self anchoring machine screws that expand into an anchor as they are tightened?
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I would expect outside walls to be filled with insulation/styrofoam and therefore a toggle bolt wouldn't work very well--it might be fine on an inside wall.
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