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Old 02-22-2020, 07:57 AM   #1
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Wall Planking

First off, nice forum from what I've seen so far. People here think outside the box instead of acting like a manufacturer and or dealer service department. Creative bunch.


OK I bought a 5th wheel a few years ago after a 3 years test run with a used one.
Its permanent, its on blocks, it will not move, its our lake house.


We bought what would suffice, but it is just entry to mid line model. We have been doing modification to suit or needs.


Now I have a new idea to quiet the other half. Like all campers, the decor is ok, nothing special. Looking to do a few walls in peel and stick actual
wood planking.



Its made by Timberchic, its 1/8 thick with a 3M double stick automotive tape.


My only drawback so far with it is doing behind the bed on a curved wall. The rest if flat walls, no worry there. I was thinking that the curve might add some extra pull making it come off and that's the side that see the direct sun 4-5 hours a day adding to this problem.


Don't know if anyone else out there has tried similar. Thinking that once its applied I could small thin staples put in at a slight angle to add stability.


Thoughts?
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:15 AM   #2
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Not sure staples will do much good since the wall construction uses thin veneers.



Normally you see the planking installed horizontally. What if you do this section vertically, maybe adding extra pieces of double sided tape in the center to account for the curvature of the wall.
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:50 PM   #3
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This has 3 strips of 3m double stick.
One top and bottom, one in the middle.
This will be going on horizontal and I know its going on a luan type product, hence driving the staples at a angle up to 45 degrees probably just along the center to help it hold the curved shape.


I've done peel and stick backsplashes in this, but that not curved nor on a wall facing the sun.
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If this is the Timberchic product made from reclaimed wood planking, you could make a small jig to approximate the curve, and then steam the planks into submission. Once it takes a set from that, it ought to stay curved.


(This would be easier if it came with the adhesive tape separate instead of pre-applied, but it ought to work either way. If it is pre-applied, just steam the plank from the other side only.)
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+1 on steaming. That's how we plank a boat hull.
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You could also run a bead of construction adhesive inbetween the tape strips. Press good enough to smear the adhesive to the wall. I would do this anyway. Tape always gets loose in time as it drys out. But it would be a mess to remove (good tape too).
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You could also run a bead of construction adhesive inbetween the tape strips. Press good enough to smear the adhesive to the wall. I would do this anyway. Tape always gets loose in time as it drys out. But it would be a mess to remove (good tape too).

Thanks, I have thought about adding such to aid in holding.
But I tend to overthink things at times.
Being all camper walls for the most part and in my case it is, the walls are papered allready. So that is why staples and or brads is the way I was leaning, not only to hold shape, but to aid in keeping it in place and not pulling away.
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I specifically hate stapled RV walls as the staples pull out far too frequently. I would find a different way of attaching.
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The only issues I have had with 3m tape coming lose is when the camper was closed up in the summer. It get pretty hot in there. Expansion and contraction of the wood would pop any attempts at stapling IMO unless it is climate controlled full time.
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The only issues I have had with 3m tape coming lose is when the camper was closed up in the summer. It get pretty hot in there. Expansion and contraction of the wood would pop any attempts at stapling IMO unless it is climate controlled full time.

Thank you, thats the kind of feedback I was looking for.
I've had command strips melt off the wall and thought 3M tape might do the same thing. Hence the staple idea, staples in the wall paneling should offer some decent support I thought.
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If this is the Timberchic product made from reclaimed wood planking, you could make a small jig to approximate the curve, and then steam the planks into submission. Once it takes a set from that, it ought to stay curved.


(This would be easier if it came with the adhesive tape separate instead of pre-applied, but it ought to work either way. If it is pre-applied, just steam the plank from the other side only.)
More work to do, result will be a better job that stays where placed. If that is what conesus1 wants.
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