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Old 01-27-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Wall Mounted Table Install Guidance Help

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I was hoping someone has a little expertise in wall mounting in an RV. I am helping a friend mount a table very close to this one in his 2008 Itasca Meridian (exterior wall non pop out). My question is what kind of fasteners should I use to secure it to the wall given that they are obviously thinner than conventional fasteners allow?

I read through all the stuff and watched the videos on this article RV Fastener Guide, but I am concerned about the weight of the table which is close to 15 lbs. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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There are studs in the wall, are there not? Won't they be 2" X 2"? So, find a couple of them with a stud finder. Then add a couple Molly's where you can't grab a stud. Then, what did the manufacturer use to mount the dinette table? Match that. In my rig, the walls are filled with insulating sheets of foam. So it's a challenge to work a Molly screw in there and have it compress the foam out of the way so I try to be careful and get the hole just right and the screw nice and straight before I tighten it.

Your friends walls might be made differently then mine so...
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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When Winnebago mounts a table on the wall they put a steel plate in a routed section of the foam in the wall before it is laminated together. The mounting screws go into the steel.

I would not be comfortable trying to mount one using any type of fastener into the 1/8 inch (if that much) thick luan covering the foam in the wall.
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Thanks for your thoughts everyone. I guess I need to do some research on the wall construction. I didnt realize there may be a steel plate there.
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