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Old 03-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Our Cruiser 325 CK Patriot/Provincial came without towel bar or toilet paper holder in the bathroom (where else would they be, right?). So we'll have to get one of each and install 'em

The glass shower door and walls are a little narrow to hang an over-the-shower towel bar, so we're left with either screwing something into the back of the bathroom door (a far stretch in reaching for the TP) or screwing something into the wall that is common between the bathroom and bedroom.

Question is, what's the best way to do this so that a couple of heavy, wet bath towels do not pull a flimsily attached bar out of the wall?

Do those interior walls have 16-inch-on-center studs like the exterior walls? Is screwing straight into those studs the way to go, assuming they exist at convenient places?

Or have you all found that plastic anchors in the wall are sufficient to hold the screws for a towel bar and wet towels?

Or would we be better off screwing the towel bar into the bathroom door?


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Old 03-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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We have a towel bar (from Wallyworld) on the back of the door and the wall above the toilet, both screwed directlyto the door and wall. We don't use giant towels, but the bars hold up well, even when traveling; no problems yet after 15,000 miles.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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Our new SS Trail 30RE has the same problem. You'd think things that simple would be standard on all rv's. We bought a free standing TP holder at Menards. as for the towel bar... no studs anywhere to be found. Also, there is no wall switch for the bathroom fan, only the button on the ceiling vent. My wife is rather vertically impaired (short) and with the higher ceilings, this creates a major problem. I found a 12"wood dowel as the only solution!
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On my new Zinger, the towel bar and TP holder were in the black bag with all the technicaldocumentation
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We just set the toilet paper on the ledge behind the toilet. Not enough room out in front. We put a couple of hooks along the side of the cabinet and also use the shower curtain rod for drying towels.
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We bought a tp holder and towel holder (just like a 6" diameter ring) from walmart too. found that the studs were inconveniently placed so I just screwed them to where it fit best. no issues yet.



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I hung a towel rack on the inside of the toilet room door and put a bungee cord on the bottom. Holds two rolls. Just flatten them before you put them on so they don't unroll. Also bought a Walmart towel rack/hook for over the door. Put a split swimming noodle over the top edge of the shower and put the rack over it. Both have been there three years and still doing well.
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Thanks much for all your suggestions. We went with an over-the-door towel rack on the bathroom door and also are putting a couple of smaller bars up using anchors in the wall.

I would like to know what a swimming noodle is, though.
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Personally I would like to know how we get a copy of the studding system in our units...in other words what's behind the walls and where are the studs...If we could get a detailed schematic that would certainly help a little.

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dbuster...swimming noodle is a closed cell foam tube about 2-1/2" diameter x 48-54" long that kids use for flotation in pools and to whack each other with. Make good bumpers for the corners of slides also.
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