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Old 06-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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How do I locate wall studs and ceiling trusses on my XLR Thunderbolt 300X12?

I received a wall storage system for the garage of my new toy hauler. There were no instruction how to install this. How do I locate the wall studs, and whats the best method for attaching this system to the wall? Screws?

I also want to attach a tv bracket to the ceiling in the garage, for a TV that weights 13 lbs. How do I locate the ceiling truss?

Thanks for the advise.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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Haven't used on RV but household stud finders reportedly do work with wood/alum/steel studs. Additionally you can often sight the stiffs outside as a very slight rise in the side or roof skin.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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I received a wall storage system for the garage of my new toy hauler. There were no instruction how to install this. How do I locate the wall studs, and whats the best method for attaching this system to the wall? Screws?

I also want to attach a tv bracket to the ceiling in the garage, for a TV that weights 13 lbs. How do I locate the ceiling truss?

Thanks for the advise.
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I am looking for a wall storage system too....where did u find one? A local FR dealer near me said FR might sell them.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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Haven't used on RV but household stud finders reportedly do work with wood/alum/steel studs. Additionally you can often sight the stiffs outside as a very slight rise in the side or roof skin.
I higher end stud finder may find them but I wouldn't count on it. If the walls were built properly a stud finder can't pick out the stud with the foam being tight up against it.

When adding a tv bracket to our Sunseeker I tried every trick in the book that I have learned from 20 years of construction and still couldn't find them. I marked out a section where the tv was going and uses a very small finish nail and had to keep tapping it through the wall until I hit metal.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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I was told by the Coachmen factory that a stud finder would not be a reliable way to find a stud in our trailer. They actually suggest knocking on the wall and using sound to locate.
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