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Old 07-09-2016, 08:17 AM   #1
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Mounting objects to walls

We are looking to mount a non-light object (a Dyson stick vac) to the wall in the bathroom of our coach. The wall is obviously thin (and hollow?). A simple screw I suspect will not cut it. What kind of approach (anchor or other support) do you recommend we use??
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I'm not seeing what type of motorhome you have, but all are built with weight in mind. Thin materials and hollow. Hanging heavy things on walls and then bouncing down the road usually doesn't end well.

If you can through bolt it, and have its weight resting on the floor, so much the better.
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My non-structural interior walls have 3/4" x 3/4" hardwood strips around the edges, and in a wall like yours, I would also expect some horizontal pieces for stiffening and vibration damping. If you can locate one or more horizontal "boards" inside the wall, using a stud-finder, you should be able to drill pilot holes and attach some type of hanger with wood screws.

I also suspect that you would be better off in the long run using the floor to bear the weight of the vacuum, with something on the wall to stabilize it. A stick-on 3M Command gizmo may be enough for that.


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We are looking to mount a non-light object (a Dyson stick vac) to the wall in the bathroom of our coach. The wall is obviously thin (and hollow?). A simple screw I suspect will not cut it. What kind of approach (anchor or other support) do you recommend we use??

I used a pop rivet to fasten some small shelves to our RV wall. See RVGeeks video.
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I use these..........not actual size

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Yup. I use them on inside walls and Molly rivits on outside walls
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I mounted a pretty heavy glass shelf in my bedroom for a blue ray player and direct tv box. There was not a structural member behind where I wanted to put it. Just thin paneling with foam behind it. I used 3m vhb double sided adhesive on the shelf bracket and wall anchors like shown above. Hasn't moved in 5,000 miles. I have used that vhb adhesive tape to replace loose molding that was stapled on originally, mounted clocks, pictures etc. none have come off yet. Getting if off if you wanted to might be an issue idk haven't tried yet.
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Vhb tape will hold it... Like where you put it because it won't come off..FYI anything mentioned above should work... Maybe start with command strips and get more permanent if needed..
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Thank you all for the input and ideas. I think what I will try is a combination of all the above: expansion screws to secure the charging base to the wall, and command based anchors further down to restraint any "swinging" of the hanging vacuum extension (hopefully so as to prevent loosening of the expansion screws).

Thank you all again! 😎
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