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Old 01-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Mounting a folding grab handle

We just purchased a folding grab handle for our 264BH and could use some experienced advice. Does anyone have any suggestions on how high to mount it? If we butt it up against the door jamb, is there something solid for the screws to bite into? Is there any problem with the type of skin on this trailer (not smooth) making it more difficult? I did a search but found very little help.

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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nothing?
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #3
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There should be a double stud next to the door frame for you to mount it to. Typically mounted between 28 and 30 inches up from the bottom of the door for the small handle, and you would increase the distance for you (the bottom is 28, divide in half for the larger handle) Make sure you put buytal tape behind the handle, next to the skin to prevent water entry in the screw holes, and seal up the screw holes from the small grab handle.
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Thank you!
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Thinking about adding one to my TT
Did you install it yet? If so, how did it go?
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Well, it's been 0 to -13 here so, nope, haven't installed it yet. I'll post a picture when it warms up.
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Well I guess I could understand that...
Thanks for the update
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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Shouldn't be a problem mounting it. I mounted the top of the new handle in the same position the original grab handle top was mounted, the height was perfect. Instructions stated no sealant was needed but I installed butyl tape behind the caps as a precaution and put a screw with sealant in the exposed holes from the old grab handle
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