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In my post How to: Hanging items up in your RV, I explained that I basically use screws of many different sizes for basically everything. I wrote about how I know many people are against putting holes in their RV’s. Worried either that they screws won’t hold or they don’t want holes due to it “damaging” their rig.
In my group RV Interior Ideas on FB most people recommend command hooks when hanging things to prevent damage to your RV walls. Well a long time back we had a thread on this topic and I saved a photo someone posted as a comment. They had used command hooks and this was the damage that resulted.
On top of this I have also read from other members in the group that command hooks either don’t stay up for very long or come off in extreme temperatures such as experienced in AZ. I myself tried command strips to help secure my items against my walls so I wouldn’t have to take it all down when we moved. Although it stayed it did leave half the strip on the wall when I went to remove it. I had to heat it up with my hairdryer and scrape it off with an exacto knife. It all eventually came off but it was a real pain. Here is what I was using below.
I still wanted a way to secure my items against the wall using the screws and some type of adhesive. I also wanted some way to hold things in place that were sitting on shelves, or above the kitchen cabinets. I had heard of Museum Putty before. I had seen posts in my FB group from people stating it was the best stuff on earth. Secured items but would come off with no residue left behind. I couldn’t find it at Home Depot and didn’t want to order it so I wound up grabbing this stuff. Scotch mounting tape which can also be purchased on Amazon.
I didn’t completely realize what I had picked up at that point. I figured I would try it. Well guess what? It worked! And not just for the securing the stuff on my walls. But for the general decorations I had up around the rig. We moved recently from a park we were at temporarily to our permanent RV park and nothing moved! Not even one inch! Everything in these pictures below stayed in place during our move. This stuff is apparently Acrylic Mounting Tape which I had heard of previously mentioned many times by another RV blogger I know.
I’m not sure why I hadn’t listened to my fellow RV blogger, Ashley from RV Inspiration, way before now on using this stuff cause now I’m addicted! Especially because it held up so well on our most recent move. You can of course get it in a big box store like Home Depot but also off Amazon.
Another set of friends, Mountain Modern Life, who full-time in their Class A, also recommend industrial strength velcro as a way to adhere things to the wall. That way for instance if you have a picture frame that you want to switch out the insert for during the holidays you can take it down, switch it out and put it back up. They swear by that stuff and use it all over their rig. I’m gonna take some lessons from them as well.
I hope you found this second installment helpful! Make sure to comment below!