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Old 05-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Fitness Pole

I hope no one is offend by this but my wife (fitness nut) wants me to mount a Fitness (stripper) Pole in the Class A RV we are getting ready buy and move into.

Has anyone done this or have any advice?

We will have the room, but guessing I will need to support it all from the bottom. I don't think the roof can take to much of the weight leveraged against it.

Thanks in advance for any help


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My friends have suggested I install a stripper pole in the coach but it hasn't happened. They're all saving their dollars just in case
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Sorry I'm really not trying to disrupt the forum.

Seriously will be installing a fitness pole in the RV for my wife who says it provides the best work out for her.
Guessing I'm on my own to figure it out.

She just quit her job for the state and we are moving into an RV full time and as I have stated in other post we will drive from my job to my job.


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A lot of force can be applied to such a pole. Maybe going all the way through the roof to anchor it - of course, well sealing the roof penetration.
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Mike, first off, I have had fitness clients say that the pole is a great exercise tool, so I understand your wife's request. Just thinking of the layout of many RV's I'm trying to figure out where in the rig you would mount the pole to allow for movement around the pole and not have the pole be in the way of normal RVing.

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The pole studio she works out at allows 5 feet. If the slide is out and we don't have a couch it should work.

We figure that if we just have a couple of chairs that can be pushed out to the way.

Also she is 5,2" and doesn't use much room
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Make it removable. Pin at the bottom into a receptacle in the floor, some kind of easy to close bracket at the top.
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A cup in the floor would be better than a cup that projects upward. Seems we had something like that in our P30 Winnie where the table leg sat. Might have to bush down to pole diameter, IIRC the table leg pole was maybe 2.5-3" but that was a while ago so memory is faded for sure. You could try a decent trailer supply joint for the part (not a welding shop but the sort that sells all things RV; don't think CW would be a good bet).
For the top you could mount a piece of plywood w/several fasteners into the ceiling framing and a cup w/the side cut out, holes for a pin. That way you mount the pole down into the cup then push sideways at the top into the cup.

Poles are great exercise. All sorts of movement you can do. No really, all sorts.
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Stick the pole in the top, pull release handle and swivel into position to drop in floor hole. Probably a good idea to use a backing plate on the roof, connect with 5200 and caulk extremely well, possibly often.
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Make it removable. Pin at the bottom into a receptacle in the floor, some kind of easy to close bracket at the top.
That would work. And, the top could be supported by a horizontal "T" which could be anchored, and removable, to each side, perhaps to the cabinetry when slides are out.

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Some coach's have metal ceiling rafters 16" on center a mounting board attached to the rafters should support your pole with pins at floor level and ceiling brackets to hold the pole.
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Put the pole outside. Far better for her to work out in the fresh air and sunshine. Maybe anchor it to the awning?
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