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Old 06-17-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hanging a Clock

I want to put a wall clock above the television in the trailer.
What's the best way to mount it to the wooden wall?
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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Velcro Dots

I just moved my wall clock and also mounted an anolog weather station on my wall.

I used a small screw to fit in the predetermined place in the back of the clock and the weather station.

I applied 4 velcro dots to the backs of both units.

Next, I applied the corresponding side of the velcro to the dots I already stuck on the back of both units and removed the film to expose the adhesive.

Then I held them at an angle to make sure the place for the screw was a good fit and then gently pulled downward as I pushed inward to get the velcro adhesive stuck in the correct place.

Neither has budged at all.

I purchased the velcro dots at Walmart in the craft section.

Hope this Helps.

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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I want to put a wall clock above the television in the trailer.
What's the best way to mount it to the wooden wall?
DON'T that is the best way. While in your Airstream time should be an abstract thing. I suggest having no clock at all. You know when the sun rises and the sun sets. You know when your tired and hungry. Why let a clock tell you those things. Let yourself be on Airstream time.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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62overlander,
I know that you are absolutely right, but you see, I got this free clock, and I hasta use it.
I'll probably do what fr8tshaker suggested. That sounds like it would hold it in place pretty good.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:22 AM   #5
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didn't your classic COME with a wall clock?

perhaps the DEcontenting continues.

clocks have LONG been a tradition inside streams,

first they were winders and later battery powered.

new units came WITH a wall clock from at least the mid 70s till 2005.

but i suspect the tradition started much earlier.

my unit had a 'seth thomas' or some other traditional brand wall clock,

hung basically as shaker describes, a single screw and velcro tabs.

it was promptly replaced with one of these...

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Old 06-18-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
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Mine did not come with a clock.

I searched for quite a while before finding a smaller wall clock with an aluminum motif. I can't find the link at the moment but I can dig it up if there is interest.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:25 AM   #7
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WalMart has a great brushed aluminum "look" (it's plastic) digital clock with inside/outside thermometer and humidity sensor. The outside sensor is wireless and could be mounted under the AS. It was not a lot of $. I have not bought one as my AS has the AS store clock which is a round analog aluminum finish plastic clock already in it.

Pre drill the formica on the wood cabinets to keep from cracking or spalding a chunk off.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:28 AM   #8
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Ours did not come with a clock, and we couldn't find anything small enough to suit our little Interstate.

Until we found small, stick-on, battery operated clocks from a marine supply place online. They are about 1 1/2" across, stainless steel case but also come in colors. We got two, put one near the front door and one in the rear near the radio/cd player.

X-tremeGeek.com - Formation Design Spotons Clock White Water Resistant SC-004-116

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Old 06-18-2010, 10:36 AM   #9
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2 Air,
Now that's a cool clock!

No clocks provided with the 2010 model.
Another question:
Is there supposed to be a door on the entrance of the trailer, or is this sheet of plastic covering the opening all we get? Ha, ha!

Jammer,
Ya, post a pic. I'd like to see what you found.
At first I was going to get one that looked like a port hole, then when I ordered some stuff from Omaha Steaks a while back, they sent me a free clock with a barometer and temp gauge on it and it is aluminum in color and plastic, so it's super light weight and a neat design for inside the trailer. I have it sitting on the counter in the trailer now, so I'll take a pic of it and post it here this weekend after I mount it.


Maggie,
I like those, that's a good site and prices are not bad either.
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didn't your classic COME with a wall clock?

perhaps the DEcontenting continues.

clocks have LONG been a tradition inside streams,

first they were winders and later battery powered.

new units came WITH a wall clock from at least the mid 70s till 2005.

but i suspect the tradition started much earlier.

my unit had a 'seth thomas' or some other traditional brand wall clock,

hung basically as shaker describes, a single screw and velcro tabs.

it was promptly replaced with one of these...

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I have a small collection of old AC powered Kit-Kat clocks. They were originally made in my home town of Seattle. They started in the mid 1930s.

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Dang, that cat clock reminded me that Grandma had one of those in her kitchen when I was little, and I found it absolutely hypnotic!

I have a round aluminum framed clock I found and fell in love with. I went through a great deal of trouble to take it apart and install a couple of bolts sticking out the back of it, then drilled two small matching holes in the wall. The studs go through the wall and I have wingnuts on the backside (which comes out in the closet). It had to be easy to remove to replace the batteries in it.

Although I would love to go without a clock, I often find myself needing to know what time the potluck is, or cooking things that require having some concept of how much time has passed, and my husband will assure you I have no concept of time on my own
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fr8tshaker: you said that you hung a weather station; if you mounted a remote sensor outside, where did you put it? I am trying to fiqure out a good external location that would pick-up the ambient air temps and not be too influenced by the direct sun, yet also protected from the road elements. I was thinking attached to the LP tank cover, facing towards the trailer.

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Old 06-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #13
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We found this aluminum clock at IKEA, and I put several strips of just the hook side of Velcro on the back. It grabs the mouse fur on the wall, and stays put. We've been down some bumpy roads that had things flying out of some cabinets, but the clock stayed right where it was (I made the slipcovers, too - IKEA fabrics).
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...I found it absolutely hypnotic...
i agree!

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these are available now in a rainbow of colors

and the company even has some new/old stock dating back to the 30s...

for sale.

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