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Old 05-02-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hello. New to the forum and to trailer camping. Just got a 2019 26DBH camper. In the process of getting it ready for the season, my wife wants to install a towel rack behind the toilet in the bathroom. I am very hesitant about screwing it to the wall. Does anybody have any tips or tricks about securing things without making holes. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #2
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Im the same way, trying not to make to many holes. 3M is your friend!

You can install using strong double sided adhesive. 3M makes a VERY strong adhesive foam tape for this (3M Scotch 5952 VHB Tape). VHB might be overkill for this application, when removing, it's so strong, it will pull the "wallpaper" off the wall if not done correctly. May cause more damage to the wall then two small holes if you are not careful.

I ended up purchasing a towel bar and other hooks on Amazon. If you can find a towel bar you like that has enough flat mounting surface for the adhesive, it should hold just fine. Its very important to prep the surface, I clean with rubbing alcohol first.
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We bought a towel rack that hangs over the top of a door. It has either 3 or 4 hooks on it and when the door is open it is pretty well hidden. Just an idea.
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We bought a towel rack that hangs over the top of a door. It has either 3 or 4 hooks on it and when the door is open it is pretty well hidden. Just an idea.
We did the same thing, and i intentionally found one with a curly decorative bottom that I could straighten out and use to hold the TP. Ours didn't come with a TP holder.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:53 AM   #5
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Lots of good ideas mentioned.

There are times though where the wall is the only option but because the walls are so flimsy, I use conical screw anchors like these... they will hold but you do have to make a hole.

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We bought a towel rack that hangs over the top of a door. It has either 3 or 4 hooks on it and when the door is open it is pretty well hidden. Just an idea.


Same here, works great!
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:29 PM   #7
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Over the door is your best bet. Most campers have composite wall construction which makes it difficult to screw things in them even conical sheet rock anchor screws. If you do use anchor screws, I strongly recommend coating them with epoxy before screwing them in and not hanging too much weight. Simple act of pulling the the towel off quickly can rip the towel rack or loosen it.

Only way I'd mount something on the wall to bear weight would be to install (glue, screw) a large decorative back panel to distribute the load on the wall and them mount the item onto it.

If you do mount into wall, don't use too long of a screw. I have screwed completely thru an RV wall when I misjudged wall thickness. Nothing that couldn't be fixed by installing a 12 volt waterproof outlet outside in the hole so I could use it to power a 12 volt air compressor or water pump to refill my fresh water tank ;-)
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:42 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the input. For now we went with command strips with the hooks to hold the shelf. We also have a rack that hangs over the door. Will see how they hold up.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:27 PM   #10
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towel rack

I have a 2018 26 DBH and I installed a tower rack above the comode. I used a stud finder to locate a pair of studs and screwed it right on.
I also installed one of the ring type towel racks over the sink.
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Why do most not want to put holes in the walls?
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Why do most not want to put holes in the walls?
I have to wonder that too.
We do it in our S&B homes all the time.
If anyone thinks not putting a hole in the wall to hang a towel holder is magically going to increase their return on investment better think again.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:41 PM   #13
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Towel racks over the door. Also, you can get racks that go on cabinet doors too.
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I have a 2018 26DBH. I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Used the short screws that came with it and mounted both behind the toilet. Drywall anchors won't work. It wood paneling. The screws directly into the wood panels is fine, it's a towel rack not a heavy cabinet. I mounted both, filled with rolled towels and it looks and work perfectly.
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I see this same rack can be used for wine. A wine rack in the bathroom might not be a bad idea. After all, you are on vacation!
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I see this same rack can be used for wine. A wine rack in the bathroom might not be a bad idea. After all, you are on vacation!
LOL I noticed that before I purchased them. I don't think it would work without some bungee cords to hold them while traveling. I make my own wine so I built a six bottle wine rack into the pantry closet.
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