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Old 08-10-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
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Mounting on outside wall

Iam wondering if anyone can help me understand what is the thickness of my R-pod outside walls. Iam considering mounting a small shelve to the wall next to the stove but iam fearful about screwing into the wall.

How do others add things to the walls of their R-pods. Is it a no go situation?

Any help would be great
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:24 AM   #2
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On my 2015 178 - the door is 1 1/2" and the walls are 1 and 5/16".
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #3
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Use a pair of large, high-quality suction cups. Doing this will enable you to put the shelf at whatever height and location you want it. I will come back with more details.

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Use a pair of large, high-quality suction cups. Doing this will enable you to put the shelf at whatever height and location you want it. I will come back with more details.

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Here’s an example of what I’m talking about just to give you an idea. The shelf at this link is pretty small, but the key is the suction cups. The suction cups provided by this company are second to none and are capable of holding a huge amount of weight — much more than what they advertise.

Their suction cup for mounting TVs is incredible. I have used it for years for mounting my 50”, 26 pound TV to the side of my Windjammer. They’re not cheap, but if you want to be able to rely on a suction cup, they are worth every penny.

https://gostikproducts.com/model-es-1/

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Here’s an example of what I’m talking about just to give you an idea. The shelf at this link is pretty small, but the key is the suction cups. The suction cups provided by this company are second to none and are capable of holding a huge amount of weight — much more than what they advertise.

Their suction cup for mounting TVs is incredible. I have used it for years for mounting my 50”, 26 pound TV to the side of my Windjammer. They’re not cheap, but if you want to be able to rely on a suction cup, they are worth every penny.

https://gostikproducts.com/model-es-1/

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Thank you Bruce

These suction cups are really cool but a bit above what I need especially since I am simply trying o fix a small shelf with paper towel rack on it to an inside wall. I have seen video of people who have installed permanent shelves above the bed to the exterior walls so they must have used screws of a particular size. I am just wonder what that is.

I am sure i could use a small screw nail but I am not sure if the wall board in the R-pod will hold anything for any period of time without falling off. I can definitely see some uses for these suction cups but the cost is a bit prohibitive. Thank you for your reply.

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On my 2015 178 - the door is 1 1/2" and the walls are 1 and 5/16".
Have you actually mounted anything permanently to a wall inside the R-pod? I am thinking based on your comment that a half inch screw may work but I not even sure if the wall board is strong enough to hold a small shelf.

Thank you for your response.

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Yes I have. I have , a shelf across rear of camper over the bed and two corner shelves in front of camper. Also a small shelf on bedside wall of bathroom. I used 1" screws and drywall anchors if concerned about weight. I have a 2015 178. The shelves in front and rear I stabilized with a closet rod.
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Yes I have. I have , a shelf across rear of camper over the bed and two corner shelves in front of camper. Also a small shelf on bedside wall of bathroom. I used 1" screws and drywall anchors if concerned about weight. I have a 2015 178. The shelves in front and rear I stabilized with a closet rod.
Thank you. This was very helpful in removing some of my concerns.
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As far as drywall anchors go, steer clear of the plastic inserts, they don't expand properly to distribute the weight. I like using very short versions of this:



I get the kind with the smallest space between the flange and the expansion area. I'll drill a hole just big enough to fit the anchor, making sure I don't drill into anything important, then hold the flange with pliers to keep it from turning while tightening the screw to expand the anchor. Once it's good and tight I'll remove the screw and install whatever I was mounting. I've only done this on interior walls so I'm uncertain how well these will work outside, but they are hard to beat when it comes to spreading the load on thin walls. I still go easy on the weight because trailer walls are frighteningly skinny.
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When mounting to an outside wall, remember it is NOT a hollow wall. You want to buy an anchor designed for a non-hollow wall. Also I add a dab of liquid nail to the anchor, granted anchor is impossible to remove (almost) so plan ahead.
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