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Old 02-11-2015, 12:45 PM   #1
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What"s the best way to hang things on the wall?

We just purchased our first travel trailer and we are so excited about doing some mods and decorating inside to make it our own. What is the best way to hang things on the walls, such as a clock, spice rack, etc? I am thinking Command Strips instead of screws for things that aren't heavy. Would I need to remove the clock off the wall when we travel? What about something like hanging a toilet paper holder. Our trailer is a 2011 and in the bathroom it has a toothbrush holder, soap holder, towel ring and towel bar on the wall already but for some reason, the matching toilet paper holder was never installed but they left it in one of the drawers. I thought these would all have been installed at the factory but I can't see anywhere in the bathroom where this was installed at one time. There are no screws holes that I can find. What would be the best way to install it? I'm afraid if I screw it in the wall, it's going to come off at some time.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #2
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The wife is a firm believer in the 3M hooks. They seem to work pretty well with the lighter items.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:57 PM   #3
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I use the Command hooks for lightweight items (keys, clock, etc) but beware of hanging heavier items - especially if you have a textured wall. I put two 5# hooks in our bedroom to hold jackets and they were in the floor before I knew it. I do take our clock, and other decorative plaques off the wall before traveling. Our toilet paper holder was never installed either, but I opted for a standing floor holder. Congrats on your new travel trailer. You will love it.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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We have used the 3M command strips to good effect. They seem to hold things that are quite heavy even over rough roads. I have a decorative picture frame (made of resin, so it's got a good heft to it) on the wall that's been up for a full year and it's stuck on there good - it has never come loose at all. Just be sure that the wall is clean and dry and that you follow the directions when applying and you should be in great shape.

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #5
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Don't know much about your trailer, but I would hang the TP holder where I can reach without throwing my back out, or knocking it over while getting into position. perhaps it can mount on the vanity? Consider using a 1 x 1 block inside the vanity for additional support to screw into.

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Another vote for the 3m hooks, work very well for the stuff we have hanging.

We used some Command Velcro strips to hang some framed pictures.
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Command strips and hooks work great when matched to the purpose properly. Things that are of greater heft or just need support like that TP holder - well, hollow wall anchors are your friend! I personally do not like most plastic insert styles (they are a couple well-designed though), so I tend to go with the time-proven Molly bolt.
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We used heavy duty Velcro to hold the clock. It stays on the wall constantly.
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Command strips and hooks work great when matched to the purpose properly. Things that are of greater heft or just need support like that TP holder - well, hollow wall anchors are your friend! I personally do not like most plastic insert styles (they are a couple well-designed though), so I tend to go with the time-proven Molly bolt.

Good advice here! To expand on this a little, you will most likely need some extra short ones (molly bolts that is), as the ones for your home are too long (in more ways than one). I use "20x1/8" XS". If space permits, you can use a rivet gun to set them so you don't have to try and press the spikes into the Luan. And on that note...Pop Rivets can be very useful for hanging things too...depending on your circumstances.
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