In the RV Interior Ideas group I run on FB there is always, at least 1-2 times a week, the question of how to hang things in an RV. SO many people say command hooks! Well I am here to tell you that is NOT the only option. Many people don’t want to damage the walls or make any marks on them. The problems I have heard about the command strips or command hooks are that in really hot weather or really cold weather they have problems with them. 1st with condensation on the walls people complain that they don’t stay up. 2nd I have heard stories from members about how they put up the command products and then whatever they hung fell. And when it came crashing down it took some of the wall board with it. Which creates a much larger issue than filling and sanding down then painting over holes. Which is exactly what I do when I remove something from the wall. I also understand lots of people don’t like to have something HAVE to stay in it’s place and want to be able to change things up. I personally love putting things where they belong and leaving them there. At least decorations that go on the walls. When fall or Christmas comes around what I change out is basically just adding to what I already have up. I don’t change out the hanging items, but add stuff like changing out pillowcases, adding garland, putting up a tree, etc. Otherwise since we are semi-stationary and live in our rig full-time doing that seems like a reasonable idea. Like I said not everyone lives full-time in their rig and do go camping or don’t want to mess up the value of their investment. Anyways for those of you that are interested in hanging things on a more perminate basis in your rig here is how to do it. And FYI I’m not against command hooks because I definitely use them outside for hanging wreaths and lights at Christmas.
First of all there are these wonderful screws. Now I wouldn’t recommend putting long ones in your rig but the really short ones will work great on heavier items you want to hang. Say a shelf for example. Above is the picture demonstrating how they work.
Secondly, these are what I use for MOST of my projects in my rig, and to hang pretty much everything. Because the wall boards are thin these screws won’t have any ability to mess with anything that’s actually in the wall. Like wires or such, which is everyone’s biggest concern. They are also short enough that since the wall board is thin and they don’t go far they really grab onto that thin wood board really well and hold their own.