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Old 03-29-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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It's Time for Home Improvement

After three seasons of camping in our 2013 Solaire 201SS my wife wants to hang a couple of towel racks on the back wall in the bathroom (rear bathroom model) and a soap and shampoo holder in the shower. My question is are there wood or metal studs in the walls ? What is the distance between the studs and can a stud finder locate metal studs ? The shower has a flimsy plastic surround and I question if this will be an issue when mounting a soap and shampoo holder ? Lastly, can I install a molly bolt to hang the add on's without hitting a stud ? My fear is that I will run a screw thru the sidewall.



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Old 03-29-2016, 10:09 PM   #2
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The walls are under 2" thick and are sandwiched to the aluminum studs. (Luan to stud, Styrofoam, interior luan to stud) a molly bolt is tough because the interior of the wall is usually Styrofoam so a molly will not expand on an exterior wall. The easiest way to find a stud is to look outside in the morning when your heater is on, you will see the studs.
The best way is to use a drywall anchor behind your accessories. If you hit a stud, switch to a self tapping screw.
You can measure your door jamb to get wall thickness and use a screw shorter than that thickness.
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Ps. The interior walls are typically 2x2's and are hollow.
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