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Old 07-20-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Attaching things to walls and floor?

I am making some modifications to my new (new for me) Forest River. Pulled out the bunk beds and tomorrow will pull out the couch. The bunk bed area will be an office - computer desk, chair, book case. The couch is being replaced with a washer and a dryer. My question - how do I secure these things? What are best practices when it comes to screwing into the walls and floor?
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:54 AM   #2
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very similar to a house strongest surface is the floor next the wall studs and lastly the wall board. Same basic attaching hardware is used (screws,plastic plugs,etc) just be thoughtful of the length I would use nothing longer then 1.25 inches
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Be careful with screws on outside walls as they are thin.

I've found this type of hook and loop fasteners are very strong. It's not your normal velcro. We have some pictures mounted with these and have never had a problem. These could be used under the legs to attach to the floor and it's not going anywhere.
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Thank you SeaDog! That was exactly the information I was looking for.


I am also removing things (the bunk beds and couch). They will leave holes. Do you have a suggestion for what to use to cover those screw holes? I'm guessing plastic wood might be good.
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Cool TeeTime. Thank you. That's another great idea. Do you know what stores (physical and online) carry that?
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Cool TeeTime. Thank you. That's another great idea. Do you know what stores (physical and online) carry that?
I know our local Lowes has them. I'd imagine that the are also available at Amazon and Walmart.com.

We keep some extras of these and some lighter weight ones like the command strips in our traveling tool kit and supplies...pretty handy.

Velcro is just about the best invention since cold beer!
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Excellent. Thanks.
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I am going to do something similar to my rig, Could I ask a big favor ? plevintampabay would you take pictures, as you do tear down and install, then post or send to me, would really appreciate it. Buy you a beer on the road!
thanx David
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Thank you SeaDog! That was exactly the information I was looking for.


I am also removing things (the bunk beds and couch). They will leave holes. Do you have a suggestion for what to use to cover those screw holes? I'm guessing plastic wood might be good.
Small holes? Wood plugs, some wood fillers. Stain to match. Large holes cover with a plate, such as a blank electrical cover.
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The couch is being replaced with a washer and a dryer. My question - how do I secure these things? What are best practices when it comes to screwing into the walls and floor?
My washer/dryer combo was screwed into the floor with basic screws.
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