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Old 02-24-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Bathroom accessories

So I have had my 3170 for a little over a month now, and only taken it out on one quick over night trip. I pulled it out today to step it up for the week long trip we have coming up. During this process I found a toothbrush holder and soap holder for the bathroom. These were never installed. My question is where to install them? On the side of the bathroom cabinet or on the wall? The screws look like the might be too long for that. Do I just look for a stud on the wall? I don't know how the factory builds these things. Is it like a house with studs evenly placed? Or do they just put blocking in the walls where they know screws will be used. Yes, this is my first RV.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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I wish they hadn't installed ours as our toothbrushes don't fit in and we prefer liquid soap. Having said that - they are installed under the medicine chest above the vanity. I don't know what your bathroom is like but you could try a stud finder and scan your wall. Good luck and congrats on the new trailer.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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Yes beware of screw length. Don't ask me how I found that out with my toilet paper holder.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Yes beware of screw length. Don't ask me how I found that out with my toilet paper holder.
Almost did the same thing. One would think the screws that came with the items would be correct. But you know what they say about assume! Still haven't put the toilet paper holder up
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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I use the REALLY short moly's that you can get at HD Ace or Lowes for panelling and these work well, but you had better make sure you get the location right cause they are not coming out.. A little overkill for a toothpaste holder but a 1/8 in piece of paneling isn't much for a screw to hold onto.

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We used to install them...everyone thought the location was stupid. Now we're always asked "why aren't these installed". So just to clarify, we gave up. All our locations were stupid and I, like many, use liquid soap and a power toothbrush. So only install them if you need them.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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Ours were installed and I wished they were not. Because we bought new ones since the ones they gave us were very cheap. You would think for probably an extra $10 or $20 a trailer they can give more higher quality hardware
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #8
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We used to install them...everyone thought the location was stupid. Now we're always asked "why aren't these installed". So just to clarify, we gave up. All our locations were stupid and I, like many, use liquid soap and a power toothbrush. So only install them if you need them.
Heh. You're danged if you do and danged if you don't.
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I was impressed by the idea of leaving it to the consumer to install. I fussed about where the last one was mounted in the Tiffin. I only mounted the TP holder in the new one, but didn't use the supplied screws. As for the toothbrush holder, went to Lowes and found a nice matching one just for toothbrushes. We use the liquid soap as well. Now I just need one more towell rack, which I hope to get when we're up in Indiana.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #10
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We use a floor stand for the TP and a portable toothbrush holder to put in the medicine cabinet.
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