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Old 05-11-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Paper towel holder

We are on our maiden voyage with our 2014 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 9329as. I noticed there is a paper towel holder mounted under the cabinet above the sink. This a cheep plastic one like you find at Dollar General. The paper towel roll falls off every time you try to tear one off. I can't see Rockwood putting this in a new travel trailer.

My questions are has anyone received anew trailer with one of these paper towel holders? Could the dealer installed this? Could this trailer be used?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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It appears we all get that POS paper towel holder, FR brand wide.

Take it off, throw it away and get a free standing holder. I got ours at WalMart...it's heavy, (brushed nickel)rubber bottomed and has never moved in either of our RVs...TT and 5er.
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Just cut a length of closet pole/broomstick to fit in the holder and it works like a charm especially if you cut a hole in both ends and just pin the pole/broomstick on both ends.
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New trailer gift from a very good friend of ours.




4" x 4" block of wood. 3/4" gav. flange, pipe, tee, and caps. Thanks for the opportunity to post this picture. Un-screw the tee to put on a fresh roll of paper.
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New trailer gift from a very good friend of ours.




4" x 4" block of wood. 3/4" gav. flange, pipe, tee, and caps. Thanks for the opportunity to post this picture. Un-screw the tee to put on a fresh roll of paper.


I LIKE IT!!!!!!



Bought a freestanding one at Bed Bath and beyond, works like a charm and best of all we can move it outside if need be.
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New trailer gift from a very good friend of ours.
4" x 4" block of wood. 3/4" gav. flange, pipe, tee, and caps. Thanks for the opportunity to post this picture. Un-screw the tee to put on a fresh roll of paper.
Nice gift, but if it gets down to a partial roll and tips over, it could cause some damage to a wooden table.
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We have one that stands up. I think we will get it out. What makes me mad is they put this junk in a camper that is otherwise nice. I am going to call them on Monday just to tell them what I think.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #8
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We have a 2015 8286ws and FR still putting the same holder.
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Our first travel trailer had a plastic paper towel holder in it and it was fine. These new ones are light weight and I personally think fall into the same class as the "free sewer hose" included with a lot of the trailers. They are there to work short term until you pick out something decent to put in. I liked the placing and keeping the paper towels up off the counter, which gets used for a zillion other things, so I bought an inexpensive but nice brushed metal holder at...where else...Walmart (okay, Amazon is always in the running for RV supplies) and DH put it in the same place...it never unrolls the paper towels during traveling, looks nice, and keeps the counter open for the all important "clutter"
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We have one that stands up. I think we will get it out. What makes me mad is they put this junk in a camper that is otherwise nice. I am going to call them on Monday just to tell them what I think.

Save the dime and the O2, they will not listen nor change.

Remove the plastic one and recycle it, perhaps it will serve a better purpose in it's next life cycle.

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