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Old 01-17-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
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Interior Stairway Handrail

Has anyone installed an interior handrail leading up to the bedroom area on their fifth wheel? It seems ripe for someone to fall - especially in the dark morning time coming downstairs with nothing to hold on to. I was thinking of putting one on the outside wall. But how do you locate studs to anchor it to? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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Has anyone installed an interior handrail leading up to the bedroom area on their fifth wheel? It seems ripe for someone to fall - especially in the dark morning time coming downstairs with nothing to hold on to. I was thinking of putting one on the outside wall. But how do you locate studs to anchor it to? Thanks in advance for your help.



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I thought about installing one too. I put a Mr. Beams motion sensor light by the stairs for when it’s dark, keeps me out of trouble lol.

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About 10 miles South of Saratoga,


That rail - again, I used a Whitecap teak 3 loop marine rail, mounted on a separate board between the entry door and the stairwell window to ensure that I caught the aluminum studs. I used the same part for a chort handrail in the S&B on a 2 step between house sections. Gotta take photos and post one of these days
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You can use a stud finder just like we do in a S\B house!
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You can use a stud finder just like we do in a S\B house!

I had to use one just for metal/aluminum studs as my elderly usual one for the S&B wood studs wouldn't work on the 5er (though a newer one may).
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We used a stud finder in our old rig, new rig came with one.
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