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    Posted: 25 Jul 2020 at 10:43am
Hello fellow rpodders!
Question - I just bought a 196. Can I put holes in the walls? Or do I need to use the 3M sticky things?

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Its your trailer, you can put holes in the walls if you want. The walls are thin lauan plywood, don't expect them to hold anything very heavy, and the walls are only 1 inch thick so don't use fasteners longer than that. There is only foam in there so no benefit for the screws to engage more than the quarter inch lauan anyway. The sticky things will probably fall off qucikly, trailers are more subject to temp and humidity changes that houses so the adhesive will be more likely to have problems. Also, consider that anything you hang on the wall will effectively be twice as heavy as the same item will be at home, due to roadway bump loads. 

If you want to try to hit the aluminum wall structure that would make for a stronger attachment. There are videos showing rpod construction you can google showing roughly where that is. My internet connection is bad today or I'd post the link. 


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Thank you SO much
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I am using, successfully, 3m Command hooks all through my 'Pod.  But, I don't leave anything on the hooks when moving. 
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Thank you John!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EchoGale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2020 at 12:48pm
I have had some success with the super heavy duty command strips.  They are like a hard velcro. It took several of them but I got a cute mirror to stay up in my bathroom.
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We use the 3M Velcro hangers.  No need to take things down to tow the camper.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2020 at 7:11pm
We use the Velcro Command strip hangers for all our pictures (2 or 3 per picture) and we have a big fairly heavy cribbage board that we have hung with 4 of the heavy duty Velcro strips and the only time the board comes off the wall is when my wife wants to teach me a lesson in cribbage (then it goes back on the wall Ouch ) and we have never loss anything in our travels and we don't take anything down for travel.  Hope this helps.
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I have found that you can see the staples that the manufacturer used to attach the wall panels to the frame on the interior walls. So look close to find them and that shows where the interior wall frame is. In our 195 we needed hooks in the bathroom we installed a nice board with 4 towel/robe hooks on the wall behind the toilet and is very firmly attached to the wall. Be mindful of the path of plumbing and electrical that may reside inside any wall you attach things with screws and the length of your screws. For the light weight things the stick on hangers and Velcro hangers may be fine, I would be sure they are placed where you want them to stay as they may be hard to remove without doing damage to your wall coverings (in the 195 it is wall paper in some areas).
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If you can't find the aluminum frame for attaching your hooks or screws, then you can try using a combination of 3M  double sided VBH heavy duty foam mounting tape and a short screw.  We used that in our Pod and never had a problem with anything coming lose.  We mounted some IKEA metal boxes in the galley and towel racks in the head.  I even used the towel rack as a "grab bar" in the head with no signs of it working lose.  But if what you want to hang on the wall is heavy, take it down before you hit the road and put it back at your destination.
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