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Old 07-08-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Closet rod for hanging stuff

A framers, do you use an adjustable closet rod between the peaks of the walls? What size did you get?

I'm thinking it would be very handy for drying towels, etc. when the weather isn't cooperating outside, but then again I don't want to damage the walls, either.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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Yes I do...it is a adjustable rod that I put into two round furniture leg cushions mounted on the top of the walls that keep it in place. I think I bought it at WalMart and it is over 80" long.

I use it to hang towels and a wire basket in the unused space at the top of the A frame. I think it also serves to give a bit of opposing support to the two walls on windy days.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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What exactly did you use to support the rod? And how did you mount the two supports to the wall?
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:13 PM   #4
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I use this. It is a cargo bar from harbor freight. With coupon around $10
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:20 PM   #5
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I use the 2-in-1 Support/Cargo bars too. I put two of them up, one on each side of the "A" wall, so I can place a closet shelf on them for storage.
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Not my photo, but one similar:

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Does the cargo bar, from harbor freight, stay up with just pressure on the sidewalls? If so.. is it ok having that constant pushing outward on the walls. Maybe it helps to seal the walls better. IDK.
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I used to put the cargo pole on the metal strip at the edges of the "A" wall. I later added these Everbilt 1-5/8 in. Wood Pole Sockets (2-Pack)-15435 - The Home Depot

I'm hoping it will make it a bit more secure. I attached them with double sided tape.

So far (after a yr. of camping)---no damage to walls. Again---I try and position the poles on the metal edge.
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I also use the metal edge to tension against. Haven't had any problems to date. With that said I do not hang excessively heavy items on it and do not put excessive tension on the a walls when putting bar up. It also firms up the gaskets between a wall and roof panel. some aframe owners from other manufacturers also use this to keep high winds from collapsing a-walls but don't think that's a big issue. At least I don't remember anyone having their a walls being collapsed by high winds on this forum.
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