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Old 03-01-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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Under my Diplomat when you open the double door pass through storage area there is an opaque cover that comes down from the ceiling of this compartment. If I want to attach items here to increase storage, what is behind this plastic cover???
How careful do I have to be, I don't want to drill a hole into a water tank by accident?
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Not positive where your water and holding tanks are, but mine are in the bay behind this compartment. My fuel tank runs crosswise so its not in there either. I've been wondering the same thing, but have not yet figured out the answer.
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Under my Diplomat when you open the double door pass through storage area there is an opaque cover that comes down from the ceiling of this compartment. If I want to attach items here to increase storage, what is behind this plastic cover???
How careful do I have to be, I don't want to drill a hole into a water tank by accident?
jeepsrule,

Behind that opaque cover is the frame. On one side of the coach I have a folding ladder stored by hangers and on the other side we store the telescoping squeegee and wash brush. There is an air space between the opaque cover and the frame and that plastic like cover is quite strong. What I did was to mill out some slots and used universal storage hooks like these:
Shop Gladiator Utility Hook at Lowes.com_

I am at work now so can't take any pictures but could later if you would like.

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Nodine, thats a great idea about the hooks and milling out a slot; I like that better than drilling holes since you could set your router depth to barely penetrate the plastic. I too am curious about what exactly is above the bay.
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I have put a variety of hooks up on this cover. I have used inch self-tapping sheet metal screws into the plastic and that holds quite well (all within reason). You just have to be careful not to over-tighten the screw as it goes in.

Initially I tried to glue the hooks on the plastic but regardsles of what I used the hooks would come off quite easily.
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Behind that opaque cover is the frame. On one side of the coach I have a folding ladder stored by hangers and on the other side we store the telescoping squeegee and wash brush. There is an air space between the opaque cover and the frame and that plastic like cover is quite strong. What I did was to mill out some slots and used universal storage hooks like these:
Shop Gladiator Utility Hook at Lowes.com_

I am at work now so can't take any pictures but could later if you would like.

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Great info. Thanks for the ideas.
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Small 1/2' screws seem to hold very well on wire shelf. Shelf is mounted upside down.
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Small 1/2' screws seem to hold very well on wire shelf. Shelf is mounted upside down.
I like the shelf I was thinking of hooks to put a fishing rod holder up here but it may go on a shelf with bungie cords to help. This looks pretty useful. I've been studying some pics of Diplomat Dons rig too for storage ideas. Thanks everyone.
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