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Old 03-11-2021, 07:46 PM   #1
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Grab bar addition

We have a 2015 class c. Entry step has a vertical grab bar on the wall inside of the steps as you come in the door. Wife has a disability. Some days she is weak and could use a grab bar that goes farther in. Bath wall is on left, sofa is on right of entrance. I would like to add a horizontal that reached more inside to assist her. I have no idea where there are any supports in the wall and would not want to drill a hole through the shower for pete's sake. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2021, 07:54 PM   #2
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try this?
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:11 PM   #3
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Have one made, that bolts to the floor near the door and then farther in, with a support in the middle that attaches to the bathroom wall. That way, you can make it any size you want and the strength will be in the floor mounts and the bath wall will just be to keep it from wobbling.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:26 PM   #4
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Never use a suction cup grab bar. Anyone in the caregiving industry will tell you "no". It needs to be anchored.
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:00 AM   #5
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A grab bar needs to have some type of substantial support system that many RV walls do not have, so if it were me I would want to find a way to see what is inside of the wall where you want to put that grab bar before mounting it. You do not want it to pull loose from the wall while you wife is depending on it for support. You may want to consider some type of rain that attaches to the floor of the RV, rather than the wall.
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:58 PM   #6
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A good stud-finder can locate wall bracing, and accurate measuring should avoid the shower stall. I would rent a stud-finder unless I had further use for one.
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Old 03-12-2021, 10:14 PM   #7
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How about something like Mounted to the sidewall of the MH. near the vertical one or on the opposite side of the door.
There maybe other models available from a closer supplier. You do want to make sure that it is solidly mounted, just in case of a slip or extra tug, You don't want her to fall.

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We had the dealer add a grab bar to help my handicapped wife get in and out of the shower. They removed the wall and added a stud to mount the grab bar. In total we added 3 different assist bars. Two were installed around the bed. The cost was $800.00.

It may seem expensive to some, but one fall could cost way more.
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Call around. Make sure that it's done right and can support the weight. A fall is not to be taken lightly.

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Old 03-14-2021, 06:21 PM   #10
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Thank you for all the suggestions. Going for the stud finder. I did see a no drill grab bar that looked interesting, but to be safe going for stable for her sake.
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You may need a metals stud finder as all wont do the job if your 'C' has aluminum studding.

Grab bars can be custom made in almost any configuration and length. If you can find a contractor's building supplies company, they can either find a 'stock' configuration or have one custom made:
The only one I'm familiar with is Bobrick They are very high end though
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