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Old 01-16-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Hocks on walls of storage area

I see pictures of different remod work in storage area with hocks to hang hoses and electric lines....how are the hocks attached ?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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The panels in the bays are just some kind of composite material behind the carpet. You can use anything that you would use on a wood panel.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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The panels in the bays are just some kind of composite material behind the carpet. You can use anything that you would use on a wood panel.
Maybe so, but I would be cautious about how much weight you hang on those "walls."
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:54 AM   #4
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you could always "Back it" with a piece of plywood or other material to help distribute the weight and give your screws a better bite.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:06 AM   #5
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you could always "Back it" with a piece of plywood or other material to help distribute the weight and give your screws a better bite.
Good idea...another thing to think about is that one of the differences I have noticed about RV construction, by comparison to home construction, is that wires seem to pop out at you where least expected...would not want to drive screws into any of your wiring!
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:16 AM   #6
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To all who have not removed the aft walls in the storage hold to check out what's there, I make this observation;
You are way too trusting of Keystone.
You sleep better than those of us who have.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:40 AM   #7
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That will be my next slide-show.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:01 AM   #8
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As Mike says, check what is behind before going crazy with any type of long screws. Here is a hint why:




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I think it can be referred to as organized Chaos!!!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:31 AM   #9
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That will be my next slide-show.
Don't do it, Ozz! As Mike said, I won't be able to sleep at night!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #10
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That's scary Bingo.... My rig is nowhere near that bad and the only place I will not drill fasteners is into the floor because that's where the tanks are. The aft wall of the storage is a thin sheet of laminate that slides away to expose the WH, furnace ducting, the converter and some wiring, but the the sheets being too weak for anything I don't use any fasteners on that side. The foreward wall of the storage compartment is thicker plywood which is also the aft wall for the front storage area so I can measure where the fasteners will be coming. The only thing to worry about is the slideout motor and reservoir and a few wires but it's mostly clear. I have put fasteners in that wall for stuff to organize items in the main storage area.

I have also put wire shelving at the storage edges where there were drop downs and these shelves sit in place from gravity or items placed on top of them and extend the storage floor to the edges of the RV. I learned that trick from the MOC membership (specifically Glenn Adams, God Bless him).
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #11
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The wiring bundles are model specific and typically concentrated behind the fuse and breaker panels. They tend to disperse from there. On our 3400 and probably your 3500 the wiring tangle that is seen is isolated in the area behind the panels in the bathroom (atop the entry closet). Our breaker and fuse panel is immediately adjacent to the basement area (3750FL). MOCers should be aware that wherever their respective breaker and fuse panels are located is most likely in front of a concentrated wiring mass. It is no different than a house, always know what is behind a wall before becoming overly aggressive with nails, screws, and the like.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #12
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PAJoe, I purchased some hangers from Wally World and put them back to back on the front wall of the basement/rear wall of the front cargo space. Hang my power cords and hose in the cargo space and our carpet (rolled up of course) in the basement. I used 1/4-20 carriage bolts through the basement front bulkhead with the nuts fastening the opposite hanger in the storage space. Very rugged and will hold just about anything.
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