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Old 07-30-2015, 07:07 PM   #71
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Post Kitchen backsplash

We wanted to add a kitchen backsplash to snazz-up the appearance a little, as well as for the practical purpose of improving clean-up. Allowing cooking grease to splatter on wood paneling didn't seem like a good idea.

So we went to Lowes to buy a six-pack and a one-pack of "Smart Tiles Vinyl Mosaic Subway Peel-and-Stick Wall Tiles":



They were fairly easy to apply, although having two people helped, so that one could help keep the tile from sticking to the wall prematurely, while the other person got the first edge perfectly aligned.

Here's how it looked when finished:



We're happy with the result. It seems to be staying in place, even when the RV has been closed-up on very hot days. And friends can't believe that it isn't really glass and tile.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:20 PM   #72
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Post Bathroom towel bars and ring

We really need to add more places to hang towels in the bathroom, but as you may already know, it's difficult to mount anything like towel bars on the paper-thin hollow walls in an RV.

The right=hand wall by the sink has one stud where Forest River already mounted a towel hook. It was easy to remove that towel ring (assuming you already have the necessary Square screwdriver type), and mount the new towel ring in its place:



The left-hand wall seems to have only one stud, roughly in the middle, where Forest River already mounted another towel hook. But that one stud is useless for mounting a towel bar.

After considering various options, we settled on a floor-to-ceiling towel caddy:



It's hard to show in one photo, so here's the upper half after installation:



And here's the lower half:



One nice feature is that if the towels seem in the way when you're standing (or sitting) in the bathroom, you can swing them out of the way, and they can also be swung out into the hallway so that they're easy to reach from the shower.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:58 PM   #73
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Love the towel rack! Agree there's no good spot to mount and this seems a nice alternative.

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Old 07-30-2015, 08:16 PM   #74
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Like the towel rack. We did the backslash awhile ago but the wife didn't like the plastic tile because of the heat of the stove. So we went to Lowes and found real tiles with self sticking backing and a thin plastic grout line. It is a little heavier but won't melt or discolor.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:25 PM   #75
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Thanks VacationLovers, just ordered the towel caddy! Appreciate the post.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:15 PM   #76
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Like the towel rack. We did the backslash awhile ago but the wife didn't like the plastic tile because of the heat of the stove. So we went to Lowes and found real tiles with self sticking backing and a thin plastic grout line. It is a little heavier but won't melt or discolor.
Top Kick, in the picture for this post, you something covering the burners on stove, I can't make out what it is or the function . Is it a cutting board?
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:48 PM   #77
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My standard issue Walmart cutting board. Added two wooden dowels. Upside down they keep the board from sliding off in transit.

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Fits nicely on the stove.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:33 PM   #78
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Yes bigduke1956 it is a cutting board from CW. It has a rubber bottom so it doesn't move at all on the road. It works well for us. And thanks for your service.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:37 AM   #79
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I can't wait to get one. It looks another one could be used in the bedroom to hang stuff over if a person wanted to.
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I bought this cutting board off of Amazon I believe it was a Camco.
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