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Old 05-30-2020, 07:41 PM   #1
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I have question about putting Screw in the floor

Okay, guys, I have been thinking about installing a box with four screws and I want to install this box either under the bed or in my closet space, I would like to install it under the bed but if not I'm alright installing in one corner of my closet in the bedroom. Will I be alright on not hitting no wires or holes? These screws want be long, probably about a 1" or 1 1/4".
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Are you wanting to screw this box to the floor?
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You will be ok as the floor on an Eagle is 3/4Ē plywood. Just make sure your screws are not to long as you donít want to go through the plywood. You mentioned under the bed, that is on a slide so I would not mount anything under the bed.
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Are you wanting to screw this box to the floor?
Yes, I do, is the floor of these 5th wheels had wood floor?
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You will be ok as the floor on an Eagle is 3/4Ē plywood. Just make sure your screws are not to long as you donít want to go through the plywood. You mentioned under the bed, that is on a slide so I would not mount anything under the bed.
Okay, that's not a problem I will mount it inside my closet.
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Thank you guys for your response.
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My 2011 Eagle had a small lockbox under the bed that came with the unit as a place to hide valuables and such.

I removed it for the additional storage space. It was just screwed to the floor of the slideout with short wood screws.

It's in my garage.
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My 2011 Eagle had a small lockbox under the bed that came with the unit as a place to hide valuables and such.

I removed it for the additional storage space. It was just screwed to the floor of the slideout with short wood screws.
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I'll look but I think the screws were the same as the plywood base.
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My 2011 Eagle had a small lockbox under the bed that came with the unit as a place to hide valuables and such.

I removed it for the additional storage space. It was just screwed to the floor of the slideout with short wood screws.

It's in my garage.
Okay, do you know the length of those screws? I will be ordering my lock box this week so it would be helpful if I knew the size.
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Okay, do you know the length of those screws? I will be ordering my lock box this week so it would be helpful if I knew the size.
I think the thickness of the bottom of the lock box will dictate the length of the screws you will need keeping in mind the 3/4" floor thickness.
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Okay, do you know the length of those screws? I will be ordering my lock box this week so it would be helpful if I knew the size.
Here is a picture: the screws are 7/8 in. The box was screwed thru the carpet under the bed. With the plywood, I’m sure it did not protrude out the bottom.
The box is thin metal
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I think the thickness of the bottom of the lock box will dictate the length of the screws you will need keeping in mind the 3/4" floor thickness.

Do you think that I can get away with a 1" screws?
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Here is a picture: the screws are 7/8 in. The box was screwed thru the carpet under the bed. With the plywood, Iím sure it did not protrude out the bottom.
The box is thin metal

Yes, yes and yes thank you so much for the pics.
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If you still have questions, find a screw in the floor near where you want to install the box and take it out to check length. Heater register, cabinetry, settee. One screw out for a little while, while the unit is not mobile will not hurt anything. when measuring be sure to discount length by what it is holding down. 1 1/2 inch screw holding 3/4 inch cabinet frame to floor is only 3/4 inch into the floor.

You can do this. If thru carpet, be sure to be careful with drill or you can pull a thread and create a runner in the carpet. Just cut a very small x in the carpet right where the point of the screw goes. No reason to ask why I know this.
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