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Bula 06-06-2011 02:46 PM

Best hardware to attach towel racks
I just purchased a 2008 x210 and would like to know what is the best hardware I should use to attach things like a towel rack, shelving, etc. to the walls of my FunFinder. I understand you should be going into the studs, (if you can find them), but in some cases one side will have a stud and the other won't. Any input would be most appreciated. :) Thank you.

webslave 06-07-2011 07:05 AM

I use Command Strips by 3M. You can get the refill strips for their hooks separate from the hooks themselves and use them like double face tape to attach the mounting plates or the device/item themselves directly to the wall without having to worry about finding studs or having screws pull out of the thin luan that they use under the wall paper. We don't use towel bars for our towels, but, use the large Command Hooks to hang them on...takes up less space and we can "hang" more towels if needed than you could with a regular bar. The Command hooks even come in "brushed nickel" that matches the hardware on the cabinets pretty well.

Have mounted napkin holders, toilet paper holders, coaster containers, clocks, hooks for the bicycle helmets, pot holders, etc. with them, have even used their large "heavy duty hooks" themselves as brackets in the forward storage bay for hanging the stabilizer wrench, hot dog skewers, awning rod, etc. They hold well, remove easily and in almost 30,000 miles of travel, on some pretty nasty roads, have never had one fail; must follow the directions though...mount the strips and then wait an hour before adding any load to them...that allows for the "setting" of the adhesive.

Like Post-Its, 3M has a gold mine in those silly strips. Go on easily, hold tightly and remove cleanly. The only draw back is the little tab that you have to keep "in the clear" so that you can pull them to remove the strip. Think ahead, though, and the tab can be placed so that it isn't normally visible. For a towel bar, I would use 4, 2 on each side's mounting plate...the heavy duty strips are rated at 5 lbs each if memory serves me correctly...that would be 20 lbs of support for the whole bar; more than enough for a couple of towels, even wet ones.

Bula 06-07-2011 10:23 PM

Thank you
I appreciate you taking the time to reply to my question. The Command 3M solution sounds like the perfect solution. Thanks again. :D

LJAZ 06-08-2011 09:28 AM

+1 on those command strips. Those things are great. I use them in the trailer to hang all kinds of stuff and in the house too. They even have small bins for storing all kinds of odds n ends like your glasses near the bed. I haven't tried to hang anything as heavy as a towel rack but I've no doubt they would work.

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