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Old 10-01-2023, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hand rail

Looking to match the hand rails inside my Montana. Need one for the wall going from kitchen into bedroom. Anyone know where I might start looking for one.
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Old 10-02-2023, 07:53 AM   #2
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Old 10-02-2023, 08:55 AM   #3
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I just answered your post on Keystone Owners Forum - so this is a repeat of sorts...

I can't figure out the rhyme or reason some why Montanas come with a handrail and others don't. Mine had no handrail. I researched Montana handrail types and it varies by year and model...some models used a wood rail, some used metal rails. I installed a 18" long "black" or dark bronze rail a few months ago that we found at Lowes. We just picked one that we both liked (screen shot below). It looks and works great.

DW had wanted the rail since it was new. I had taken a photo of the studs as they show up on a cool dewey morning (sketch below) and made some measurements. Ultimately I used a stud finder to locate the studs on the inside wall and used painters tape to define both sides of the stud rather than pencil marks. I briefly considered researching code required mounting heights (I mean who cares ???) - so I held it up to the wall and had DW tell me when the mounting height on the low side felt right when she approached the steps. The rail I chose had included a mounting template which made layout easy. I used self tapping screws to attach the mounting plates to the wall and attached the rail to the plates. It took an hour or so.

At the moment I am having trouble finding photo of the finished rail. I will post it when I find it.

I did find a sketch I did showing the mounting height dimensions for my rail - but again - I arrived at those locations by letting DW determine what felt right.
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