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Old 02-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Outside wall thickness?

Does anyone know how thick the outside walls are on an x17z?
I am thinking about getting a medicine type cabinet to replace the mirror in the bathroom. Are the walls thick enough to use the standard plastic type screw anchors or toggle bolts?

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Check one of the following, window frame, door or hatch. Somewhere you can get you fingers on the inside and outside wall and pinch it.

I would be verrrryyy carful though. Maybe silicon or several strips of double sided tape may be a better option than screws. Toggles are out of the question there.
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Why didn't I think of that??

It looks like the outside wall is about 1.5 inches thick. Doesn't leave much room does it? The plastic anchors I have are 1 inch long so maybe by using sheet metal screws with the anchors and 3m tape I could get a medicine cabinet to stick. Other option is to mount it on an inside wall. Here is the cabinet I'm looking at:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_108718-444-3...7C0&facetInfo=

What do you all think?
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I know the look you're going for but I think the weight is going to be an issue unless you can confirm you hit a stud/beam. I would not use any screw longer than 1" because you might hit the outer skin. The inside wall leaves more options and better mounting capabilities for sure.

Maybe one of the light weight plastic recessed units would be more appropriate in this situation. That oak one has to weigh a good 10#'s and while going down the road is going to be looking to come down.
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You can use an electronic stud finder to locate the studs, then drill a mounting hole inside the cabinet to anchor it in several places on that stud.

Not sure about the thickness of you rig but if you stay under 1 inch screws you should ok. Go slow, I picked up the wrong length screw once and ran 6 screws in a straight line thru the outside fiberglass.
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I wonder how well the Zip-It wall anchors would work. They are the plastic ones that auger themselves into sheetrock. I'll bet they'd work on the RV walls with the foam in between like the 23B. I have a slug of wall leftover from my shore power install that I'll make a test installation on and post pics if it works.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm not going to make any rash decisions until I've scoped things out some more! The zip-it wall anchors do look promising:

http://www.powers.com/product_02345.php
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Thanks for the replies. I'm not going to make any rash decisions until I've scoped things out some more! The zip-it wall anchors do look promising:

http://www.powers.com/product_02345.php
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I installed some wire shelving in the ward in our bathroom on a 22FB that came with these fasteners and they worked out real nice. I drilled the hole until I just felt it go through, then pressed the clip into place. Finally, there is a nail looking thing that pushes into it. Seems to be sturdy and it's removable if you ever decide to take them out.

Since you're installing a medicine cabinet vs. shelving, I just wanted to point out that there was sufficient space in the wall not to interfere with the outside shell at all. These were an inch long if I remember correctly.
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Thanks Mike. That's another good possibility. I am beginning to think that a wooden cabinet is going to be too heavy. I may look around for a plastic one although I don't want it to look to cheap!
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Thanks Mike. That's another good possibility. I am beginning to think that a wooden cabinet is going to be too heavy. I may look around for a plastic one although I don't want it to look to cheap!
We have a medicine cabinet in our 22FB. I do know it's screwed into the stud. Maybe Jayco will sell you one. You can also write them and request the stud layout of your trailer... that would help when deciding on a best location for mounting.
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