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Old 09-03-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Wall studs

We have started a little remodel and need some help. We have a salem cruiselite 281QBXL with 4 bunks. We gutted the 2 left bunks and added a toybox, cube storage and want to hang a shelf but I can't find any studs. Any input, studfinder doesnt help either. I want it to go inbetween the sidewall and cabinet.

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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These don't have traditional studs like a house, making them hard to find. I ran into issue s with mine when replacing a shower rod because the stud at that location ran horizontally instead of vertically so the new rod missed it.

I'm not sure on the Salem's, but in my Flagstaff I believe the studs are hollow metal tubes so the studfinder's not finding the density difference to pick them up. (Mine's a cheap $7 finder and couldn't find them either.) But I have had some luck with the old 'tap' method. I.E. tap on the wall finding the spot that has the least flex. Most likely it's a stud.

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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I've tried the tap method and found it.....well thought I did. Tested with a tiny drill bit and nothing. Its not my first rodeo finding studs but this is ridiculous. Lol
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