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Old 01-17-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Useless Closet, emergency window, Showerhead, toilet paper?

Anyone have some ideas on how to use the closets next to the bed? Since the doors don't open fully and you can't reach in them .

Need ideas to keep emergency window closed and locked, when running down the road it has bounced open a few times

Suggestions for better shower head?

I tried to use adhesive to mount. Toilet paper holder and it wont stay... Are the walls thick enough to use screws? If so how long?

How about a tv mount? Mine ripped of the wall.... Any suggestions for mounting a larger LCD?

Thanks all !
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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The "closets" next to the bed... Yep, for the most part a real pain to use. We, of course "hang" some stuff in there (mostly rain wear and light jackets) and we use "mesh bags" to hold the stuff on the floor in there. The mesh bags keep things together and you can "toss" stuff in there and keep the top of the bag near enough to the door to grab and pull the bag out.

We don't have a problem with our "emergency exit" window, but, I've looked at it (anticipating a problem eventually) and would try a velco strip, the type used to bundle electrical cords, wrapped primarily around the window rod and then take a turn around wall stanchion and back onto itself. It wouldn't take a lot of pressure to keep the window rod from bouncing off the wall stanchion and I'm guessing the velcro would do the trick without making the window difficult to use.

We don't use our shower (it is where the kitty pan is) and rely on CG facilities for showering... Oxygenics is the shower head that most owners seem to like. If the flow isn't robust enough, they have a retrictor plate in them that is easy enough to remove.

Toilet paper holder. The walls are ~1" thick. 3/4" screws will be safe to use as well as a good wall anchor if under 1". I used some special dry wall anchors that look like thick plastic screws (Home Depot and Lowe's carry them) and cut them off so that they are about 3/4" long. Put them into the wall and then used 3/4" #8 screws to mount our toilet paper roll assembly to the wall. Hasn't come off yet.

Television mount... Have had good luck with the MOR/ryde articulated mount (try to get most of screws into the one stud in the telelvision mount wall).



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Old 01-19-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks this is Helpful
I was afraid to screw anything into the walls as I had no idea how think they are. But I will try the anchors now I know.... I am getting tired of chasing after TP

I contacted the tv mount company you recommended and their nearest retailer is about 50 miles away so I asked them I'd the could ship it to me...I expect to hear in the morning, then I'll be off to buy a 26" tv... It will be great to be able to watch it from the couch with out straining...

I laugh about that emergency window ....specifically the spear that held it shut. In my first FF 139. It had the same exact window by the head of the bed and if the window was open and you accidentally hit the spear....you'd be Lucky if you didn't take an eye out .....the way that thing would come shooting back in at you....right at eye level.
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I changed to the Oxygenics shower head and like it much better.

We use one of those moveable TP holders and pust it in the tub while going down the road.

Also added a foldable shelf on the left side of the bathroom sink to give extra space.
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Kallard said:
"....you'd be Lucky if you didn't take an eye out .....the way that thing would come shooting back in at you....right at eye level."


I definitely resemble that remark!!!
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #6
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isnt it incredible? I couldnt believe it one night, when in our 2008 139, when the pillow hit the window and that spear came shooting in.... it literaly was a half inch from my eye.
People would suggest that we slept with our heads at the other end , but then the TV wouldnt be able to be seen...
So we opted to risk our eyesight... I hope that they have eliminated that in later models?
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