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campbikemom

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Posted: 10/08/19 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was wondering if anyone has used the Organized Obie products? For some reason it makes me nervous to screw things into the walls of the camper for the bunks and bed. Some of their products attach with 3M adhesive "snaps" and I am intrigued.

As an aside, if I decide not to use the adhesive products, would the small screws that come with these products be a bad idea? How careful do I need to be to where I am screwing? Does a stud need to be involved?

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Posted: 10/08/19 07:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you sure you need these expensive products? Why not camp for a while and then decide?


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Posted: 10/09/19 05:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never understood why people have to be condescending even with the most basic questions on forums.

Yes, I am sure I want these (really not that expensive in the grand scheme of owning a travel trailer) products. Or similar. We have had a trailer for 6 years, and we are on our 3rd season with this particular one.

If you have a suggestion for a similar "less expensive" cargo net for books, small stuffed animals, etc. for bedside feel free to suggest them. Based on your response you would have thought I was suggesting some outlandish $5000 change to the trailer.

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Using adhesive to attach something to a wall may not work for you. I attached a command hook to my wall to hang an umbrella by the door. It pulled the wallpaper off the wall. So the fact is that anything you "stick" to the wall is only as strong as the adhesive attaching the wall covering. A better idea might be to just use short screws into the wall. Here is an example from my camper.

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This is a magazine rack I made and attached with small screws. It's been loaded (sometimes overloaded) with magazines , maps, etc. during travel and in eight years has stayed fast.

For maximum holding power, you could use "molly" bolts available at any hardware store. Use one designed for thin walls. But understand that a molly bolt is forever. Once installed you cannot remove it.

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Posted: 10/09/19 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used #8 screws to attach a variety of things in our camper. Clothes hooks, towel bars, magazine rack, paper towel holder, etc. The trick is to not spin the screw when tight to the wall.
I tried a command strip hook once and it did not last but a few days on the wall trying to support an oven mitt.
If you are really concerned about it staying put, you can always use an anchor made for thin wall coverings.


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Posted: 10/09/19 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use Command strips to hold several things. They hold well, so well, that they tear the wall paper type covering off the wall or cause it to slip and buckle on whatever the wall material is made of. We used them for small mirrors, thermometers, broom hooks plus an array of other items.

I use a Command hook that is rated for the load and add a small 3/8" long nail through it, to keep it from moving or tearing the wallpaper. This has worked well for thousands of towing miles.


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I've used small screws all over the place in my trailer. In the 15 years I've had it, one or two screw holes are now showing because the product that lived there is history. There are fillers available that are very close to the same color as most trailer interiors. You couldn't even see the screw holes in mine unless you knew where to look.

I'm a recent convert to the cargo net form of storage too. LOVE IT!


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Thanks for the awesome replies! The issues about tearing the walls is a new one! I have some strong "outdoor rated" command hooks mounted around the camper, but they are all on the side of cabinetry so tearing the wall isn't an issue.

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Posted: 10/10/19 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had excellent luck using the small screw anchors that you push or pound into a drilled hole like these(white or yellow ones).
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Posted: 10/10/19 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used screws, screws with anchors, command strips, and sticky-backed velcro to hang a variety of things. Each situation seems to end up being a little different than the one before.

The 2 tricks to screws:

#1. Make sure the screw is shorter than your wall is thick! (And be careful if you're pre-drilling the hole.)
#2. Make sure you hand tighten it to tight but not stripped.


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