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Old 07-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Installing towel racks

We are newbies and are not sure how others mount towel rings and bars. At present we have no towel bars in shower or bathroom...We want to avoid drillling holes in the wall. We tried the 3m hooks on our shower wall and found that the weight of a damp towel pulled the vinyl paper away from the wall... We wondered how other rv'ers do it.
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All sorts of towel racks that will fit over your bathroom door at Amazon, for example
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Our rig has indents in the shower stall that will allow a towel bar to rest in. Not sure about the newer models. Have fun in your travels!
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We are newbies and are not sure how others mount towel rings and bars. At present we have no towel bars in shower or bathroom...We want to avoid drillling holes in the wall. We tried the 3m hooks on our shower wall and found that the weight of a damp towel pulled the vinyl paper away from the wall... We wondered how other rv'ers do it.
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Depends on the room you have available. We have a 5th wheel and use 2 of those expandable (spring loaded) clothes bars (metal or plastic) in the bathroom wall or in the shower. Can expand them by turning clockwise or counter clockwise till they fit. No holes to drill. Can be moved to where you want, etc.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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We put some of the 3M removal hooks on the ourside glass wall for the shower. If I remember right you can get those in different holding weights. We purchased the large forever classic large metal decorative hook, and we hang up our damp towels and so far after almost 3 years they are working fine.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions and advice.
I don't have a glass shower door to place the 3m stick type hooks so I think I will take Cutrell01 suggestion and try the spring loaded expandable bars. I like the portability and no holes in the walls

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Hi Dale - we also needed more or better towel racks. Our Monaco came with round towel rings, which don't allow the towel to air dry. It also had a white wire rack over the door, which looked cheap compared with the rest of the bathroom. We tried the 3M hooks on the wall, and they pulled off the vinyl wall paper, so we went ahead and installed short towel bars (18") in a brushed nickel finish on one wall and also on the bathroom door. They make the bathroom look much more "finished" and it's certainly more useable than before.

You say you're afraid to drill, but that's what I did. I found "molly bolts" (I think that's what they're called) designed for shallow, thin walls, as our walls are very thin but very hard masonite. I used a stud finder to see if there were any electric or pipes in the wall (much as you can tell), then drilled in just the first layer. The bars have held for three years now so I guess it's a sturdy job. I admit that when I drilled into the door, I accidentally went out the other side on my first hole - the door is a thin wood with molding on the surface and I thought I was drilling into a solid wood cross bar and missed. You can't really notice the little hole but I see it every time as a reminder of my poor DIY skills!

Overall, we're glad we added the towel bars and think it makes the bathroom nicer and more "homelike."
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You can easily use wall anchors and drill holes in the wall. Just make sure that there are no water lines in that wall that you could puncture.

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