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Old 02-24-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Question How to hang pictures on the walls of my camper?

I want to add some touches of home in our camper. I want to put 2 5x7 frames on the wall with family photos. What can I use to hang them where they won't fall off while we're driving down the freeway? I don't want to damage the walls either. Thank you!
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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We use the 3M removable hooks. I don't leave anything real heavy on them while moving, but my kids have small (4x6) pictures and they haven't fallen off. Luckily, if they do, they will fall on their bunks.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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i drilled 1/16" holes and used 1/8" small wood screws, and piece of velcor on the lower edges so it doesnt shift when we are parked
underway ALL pictures get taken down and stored so they dont do an uncommaned room change.
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3M makes those hooks in picture hanger style. They remove with no traces.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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I use a nail or screw (sized to hold the weight of the object being hung) to hold the picture in place, similar to what you would do at home. Then at the bottom of the picture I add velcro to hold the picture from swinging side to side up and down. My Cat has many pictures hanging in it like this since day one.

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Old 04-07-2008, 07:49 PM   #6
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last weekend was our first time in this new trailer so we spent time trying to put up shower and towel racks, hangers in the closets, etc. we used the adhesive backed hooks, let them dry for the recommended time and then tried them and most of them just fell off the wall. i think we are going to have to use small screws, although this will be a last resort, didnt really want to drill the walls if it wasnt necessary
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:29 PM   #7
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I've always mounted those type racks...as long as they were something we needed. (with screws and nice hollow wall anchors)
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:56 PM   #8
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I did not want to be worried about my pictures falling and did not want to be taking them down while in transit so on my previous trailer I attached my large pictures to the wall by a single screw and applied a bead of silicone around under the edge. Pictures stayed put. When removing the pictures to sell the trailer I used the flat blade of an exacto knife to carefully separate the picture from the wall. I than rubbed the remaining silicone off of the wall and used a bit of white Dap caulking to fill the screw hole. You could not tell that I had hung a picture on the wall when I was selling the trailer.

One bit of caution. I accidentally used liquid nails caulking on one of the pictures instead of silicone caulking. After many hours I did manage to get the picture removed and the remaining liquid nails off the wall without any damage. It was a horrible ordeal.

I am going to soon hang pictures in my new trailer using a single screw and small bead of clear 100% silicone just under the picture frame edge but inside enough so that it does not squeeze out when the picture is pressed against the wall.

Good luck with whatever you decide to use.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:07 PM   #9
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Thanks, i will need to use a screw, good idea with the silicone
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:54 PM   #10
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Screws I think work the best, but be careful use short ones. Check the thickness of your wall at your door frame by opening the door and get a rough measurement, you will penetrate the exterior wall if they are too long.
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