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Old 04-20-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Screws or bolts?

Recently purchased a new Coachman Catalina 243 RBS. I want to install a rail in the kitchen (IKEA style-see below) however, unsure as to watch type of Molly bolt etc to use to affix to wall. Hubby pretty nervous about drilling into TT wall. One suggestion is to use rivets. Any ideas?


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Old 04-21-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with pop toggles like these:

Amazon.com: Hillman 5106 Pop Toggle Wall Anchors With Screws, Large, 5/8" (Pack of 6): Home Improvement

Both in sheetrock in my home and also in the thinner walls of the trailer.



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How do the pop toggles work? The shower wall in my unit is loose. It is as if they forgot to put these in. They are in the other shower walls.
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Yep. Pop rivets would work well for you. They sell different sizes for different projects.
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I would hunt for studs and make a backer board and mount the bar on the board.
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Molly Bolts are a good choice among others. If you choose to use Molly Bolts, the ones you most likely want are "1/8" XS". The XS meaning extra short...needed due to the very thin luan walls.

I like the Molly's, as I feel they get a bigger/better bite on the backside of the wall than rivets do.
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How do the pop toggles work? The shower wall in my unit is loose. It is as if they forgot to put these in. They are in the other shower walls.
Take a look at this document http://www.powers.com/pdfs/plastic/04062.pdf

Has all the load details as well as installation pictures.

I have used these both in sheetrock in home and the thin luan walls of my travel trailer.

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Take a look at this document.
Has all the load details as well as installation pictures.

I have used these both in sheetrock in home and the thin luan walls of my travel trailer.

Hope this helps.

Allen
I know it is put out by the mfgr, but I question the fact that the shear load in 1/2" plywood is 125# and in 1/2" wall board it is 165#.
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