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Old 02-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #1
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How solid are cabinets attached to the wall ?

I am designing a bunk sofa bed in the living area. The top bed will have a tube framing of my design and will be attached to the side wall via small subframe assembly...the whole assembly folds and goes under the sofa.

My question is I discovered that I could also attached my framing to cabinets over the sofa. Then the question is how solid these are?

They seem to be more than very solid, I was not able to find any screws to remove them, they are either glued to the side wall or bolted from the exterior or both at the same time.

Is it possible that a MH cabinets are bolted from the outside?

The idea here is if they are that solid I would install steel plates inside the cabinets (bottom and side) for reinforcement.

My coach is a Triple E Commander and I know this comapany made huge efforts in build quality (could explain why I do not have a single rattle)

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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Hi C350AMG,
For your coach, I do not know. For my coach, I can hang off the cabinets and they do not notice. Many cabinets are attached at the ceiling and wall.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:54 PM   #3
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When you consider the weight some people put in cabinets, and the shock jolting action of your MH going down the road. They are very secure. I have never heard of one falling off the wall. I'm sure you can't put huge weights in them, but they are very sturdy.
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I don't know and frankly, I don't know how you'll be able to get anything more than opinions on this one. I'm sure the manufacturer won't tell you it's OK due to potential liability.

I'll have to take an opposing opinion here and say that I would not mount a bed from the cabinets in my coach for fear of having structural issues.

Best of luck.

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often cabinets have a false bottom inside the cabinet that they run wires through. Perhaps some attachment points are under that???
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