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Old 01-17-2020, 08:02 PM   #1
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Hanging stuff on camper walls

Wondering how people hang stuff securely to the walls of their campers. Weíd like to start personalizing with some picture frames and such but want it to be solid. We do travel with our unit. All feedback appreciated.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:16 PM   #2
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The interior walls in my camper are very thin panels - 1/8 inch thick. For something like a towel ring that canít be screwed into backing, I use a short hollow wall expansion anchor, commonly called a molly. These are quite permanent, and if you canít access the backside, you canít remove them without cutting the outer flange off and pushing the anchor into the wall. If you have access to the backside of the panel, like from inside a cabinet, you could add some backing behind the screw fastener. For lightweight items I can get by with a sheet metal screw, but then I attach Velcro to the bottom corners of the item to keep it from swinging. ďStudsĒ are generally 1x2s, so donít expect much strength there.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:22 PM   #3
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Command strips work well. ....................

But I am lucky the DW hangs no pictures and does little to no decorating.


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Old 01-17-2020, 10:59 PM   #4
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Command strips...

They make some for picture hanging and some for use outdoors.

I like the outdoor kind because it holds up to our humidity. I just cut off the tabs to make them like the picture hanger ones when hanging pictures. Make certain you clean the wall with alcohol first and let them alone for 24 hours before putting up the pictures Buy ones that are rated higher than the weight you want to hang.
We've traveled thousands of miles with them hanging stuff on the walls and they still hold.
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:10 AM   #5
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We don’t have a room we haven’t made changes to.

Command Hooks, screws, screws + anchors, Velcro, backer board (held on with screws). All the things!

Just depends on what you’re hanging, what studs are available, and where you’re hanging it.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:21 AM   #6
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Check out 3M Scotch Extreme. I keep a roll of it in my camper supplies. It will work well on wall hangings, or to keep things from slipping around on tables.
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We donít have a room we havenít made changes to.

Command Hooks, screws, screws + anchors, Velcro, backer board (held on with screws). All the things!

Just depends on what youíre hanging, what studs are available, and where youíre hanging it.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:13 PM   #8
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Command strips, Command hooks, wall anchors. It depends on what We want to hang and if it will be removed at some point. Wife hung metal signs with the Velcro style Command strips and they have stayed in place for years.
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3M's Command Strips, Velcro, and screws where appropriate.

All work well depending on what is being mounted.

For adhesives, clean both surfaces well with alcohol first.

If drilling a pilot hole for a screw, use a drill stop to prevent hitting wires or drilling to deep.

An electronic stud finder can help locate wood or metal structures in the wall to mount to.

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We purchased our 5th wheel used. the previous owners added some very nice shades to the windows, but left numerous holes from their trying to find good mounts. Any suggestions on filling the holes??
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:47 PM   #12
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Command strips, also photo shops will print photos on aluminum. We have our kids and grandchildrenís photos Command striped directly to our walls.
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We donít have a room we havenít made changes to.

Command Hooks, screws, screws + anchors, Velcro, backer board (held on with screws). All the things!

Just depends on what youíre hanging, what studs are available, and where youíre hanging it.
Ohh, I also missed ďVery High BondĒ tape!
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:10 PM   #14
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My other half uses the Command Hooks for hanging pictures, etc.
Go to Amazon.com search Command Hooks

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=command+h...f=nb_sb_noss_2
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We purchased our 5th wheel used. the previous owners added some very nice shades to the windows, but left numerous holes from their trying to find good mounts. Any suggestions on filling the holes??
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:06 PM   #16
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Check out 3M Scotch Extreme. I keep a roll of it in my camper supplies. It will work well on wall hangings, or to keep things from slipping around on tables.


That stuff is great! Being in in a hot climate, I use adhesive promoter before installing and it stick at 110+. Including my brake controller.
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Used to use double sided tape, now command strips. Most times I use the ones with Velcro built in
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Command strips for pictures, over the door towel and clothes hooks, toggle bolts for paper towell holder, and screw for leash holders on outside wall by door.
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Will echo recommendations for Command products.
The ability to take down and securely stow items that have frames with protective glass is one good reason.

We typically travel 11 miles into a lakeside site on a very rough, washboarded, potholed gravel road. Screws fall out of places like losing fillings in teeth. Given the tissue paper thickness of interior panels, screwing things to walls is just asking for trouble unless you can restrict yourself to studs or aluminum framing. But command products attach nicely to paneling...and the backs of frames. Before rolling out, take down the decorations and store them safely. Put them up on site.
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Has anyone tried the stickup picture tiles? Any idea how well they work in an RV as far as staying on the walls?
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