Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2024, 05:38 PM   #1
raj
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 30
How to hang up a coat hook for heavy items?

I'd like to hang up this coat hook I have, which was originally made by my wife's grandfather. I tried screwing it to the wall with small anchors and they ultimately pulled out. (My wife tends to hand too much stuff on it.)

I'm now thinking of maybe attaching a 1x2 between the studs inside the wall and then attaching the hook to that. Here's a picture of the area, just to the left of the main door. The red marks on the photo (no I didn't mark up my wall!) show roughly where the studs seem to be, which is roughly 16" apart.

I'm interested in your thoughts!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9614.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	334.7 KB
ID:	189200  
raj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2024, 02:52 PM   #2
raj
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 30
No ideas? Wow...

Wow, no one has any ideas, I guess. I'll keep looking for suggestions elsewhere.
raj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2024, 04:14 PM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 370
If the back of the coat hook is flat and smooth, Command adhesive picture hanging strips might work for you. They can hold up to 20lbs.
__________________
2015 Vista 27N
wyocamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2024, 11:38 AM   #4
raj
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 30
Thanks for the reply! 20 lbs isn’t enough, unfortunately. My wife likes to hang up lots of things, including bags full of items. We’ve tried Command hangers before and they don’t hold enough weight for us.
raj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2024, 12:46 PM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Pflugerville/Austin, Tx
Posts: 8,004
I guess I kind of looked past this question as you seemed to have the answer I would propose.
There are sometimes questions on how to find the studs and how far apart they might be but if you have the studs located and add some wood for the hooks, what questions do you have from there?

I might suggest going to a larger piece of wood to allow more fasteners to the wall as well as less sideways torque to pull it loose. I would also go with drilling small pilot /test holes before putting the board up as a way to hide any mistakes when searching and making sure it is a stud center. If you miss and need to change the mounting hole a bit, the board will hide that attempt. Pre drill the holes to ease the screw into the wall and go with large flat head screws that are as long as possible for best grip but also not so long they go totally through the wall to the outside!
Use care in drilling to avoid going too deep. I do some measuring and then use tape on the drill bit to allow for drilling the correct depth and not too far!

Basic problem with RV is they have to be built lightweight and that means the walls are not too strong! You'll rarely find a 2X4 in an RV!

I'm not getting into the ideas of how to retrain your wife!
General rule around our house is if something is causing trouble that habit needs to change!
__________________
Richard
Why no RV year, make and floorplan on MY signature as we suggest for others?
I currently DO NOT have one!
Morich is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2024, 04:21 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 91
I put hooks on the back of the sliding bedroom door so the wife could hang "a few things" and now there are times it's tough to get the door closed
Brooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2024, 09:01 AM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2023
Posts: 49
I think that is a good way to go. The only suggestion I would add is to stain the wood, or use a router to cut a design or wrap it to make the background piece more decorative than just screwing a board to the wall. I like burning wood. Either use a burning iron to add a design or hit it with a torch to bring out the grain more, then stain it. As for wrapping, there is an endless supply of designs of self stick paper on amazon for about $6. I mounted a sound bar once by attacking a board between the joints and wrapped it in a black textured wood grain paper. It looked very professional.

Once up, you could hang more things from it like a mop or broom. I often find little storage for those types of items.
Dallasrules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2024, 10:01 AM   #8
Site Team
 
creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Spring Branch, TX
Posts: 8,087
You might try mounting a 1X2 strip of hardwood to the wall with construction adhesive and mount the coat rack to the hardwood with screens. You could stain or paint the exposed hardwood.

The downside is you're really just gluing the backer board to the wall paper. But the positive thing is you will spread the load out over the full-width of the backer board. Instead of glue, you might be able to apply two wide full-length strips of VHB Tape, or even heavy duty velcro to the back of the mounting board.

I have done something similar - I had a coat rack on a 18" board and just glued and screwed the board to the wall. I chose a selection of wall that had a wood cabinet behind it with a wooden interior in the cabinet. So, The wall isn't holding the whole weight The screws went into the wall and extended into the wooden cabinet back behind the wall.

I wouldn't attempt to attach anything to an exterior wall. Period.

Something like this:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot 2024-06-27 at 11.01.16 AM.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	247.5 KB
ID:	189290  
__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
2016 Lincoln MKX Toad
creativepart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2024, 10:41 AM   #9
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Pflugerville/Austin, Tx
Posts: 8,004
Yes, when it comes to the appearance, I rarely get into that part as we each have such different ideas of what looks good.
My preference is something that eases any cleaning as much as possible, especially in the RV.
That makes smooth a first priority as easy to wipe down, compared to any rougher surface or anything with grooves or details.
In our house, smooth shiny light grey is a fav! We find dust shows more on dark items and in the RV, we are never too involved with wanting to clean house!
We try to leave housekeeping back in the house as much as practical when we traveled!
__________________
Richard
Why no RV year, make and floorplan on MY signature as we suggest for others?
I currently DO NOT have one!
Morich is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2024, 05:56 PM   #10
DNC
2016 Journey 36M
 
DNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Burleson, Texas
Posts: 76
Command hooks use an adhesive similar to double sided tape. The amount of weight they can hold is dependent on the surface area of the tape. So if you attach a decorative board to the wall using good double-sided tape, and completely covered the back side of the board the double-sided tape you can make a very strong wall hanger. It's very important to make sure that the surface that you're adhering to is very clean, flat, and smooth (both the board and the wall) before applying the tape. The larger the board, the more surface you'll have so that you can increase the hanging capacity of whatever type of hanger you attach to the board.
DNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2024, 03:49 PM   #11
2018 Vista 32YE
 
Join Date: Mar 2024
Location: Springfield Oregon
Posts: 56
Watching this thread and also wondering how to find the stud on rear wall of Vista 32YE.
Wanting to mount brackets to hold a 1" thk x 6" wide x 29" long shelf to hold cpap and water bottle beside bed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	17196112934482675236388763977416.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	255.3 KB
ID:	189298  
Sooeey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2024, 04:21 PM   #12
Site Team
 
creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Spring Branch, TX
Posts: 8,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooeey View Post
Watching this thread and also wondering how to find the stud on rear wall of Vista 32YE.
Who says there are “wall studs” in your Vista?
__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
2016 Lincoln MKX Toad
creativepart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2024, 10:52 PM   #13
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2024
Posts: 104
How bout the trim board around your slider?
That is the most solid piece I’ve found in the tt, and you could remove when operating the slide.
The Vroom seems a lot more solid than the OEM…
Bill
Wmlunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ems


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
14' Suncruiser 38Q. Sumo springs, will they handle rear axle hang w/on jacks or srvc MacGyver612 Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 0 07-27-2020 05:52 PM
How heavy can I tow? kalynzoo Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 7 09-23-2013 09:02 AM
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir totolady General Maintenance and Repair 6 05-31-2013 11:56 AM
Windshield heavy condensation kcaravelli General Maintenance and Repair 6 10-04-2009 10:56 AM
Do I have Clear Coat or Gel Coat on my Winnie? Zimectrin General Maintenance and Repair 6 05-15-2007 05:59 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.