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Old 01-21-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Help Hanging Clock Safely

Newbie, on the road for a month and have really enjoyed the forums. Appreciate all the good answers and experience. We want to hang a fairly small clock, weight of maybe 1-2 pounds, above the TV in our 2014 27 FB International. The surface seems to be some sort of shiny faux wood. Behind it seems to be wood and the freezer. Would appreciate any ideas, particularly curious if I can put a small wood screw in there. Any help appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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You might want to use a belt and suspenders approach.

A screw in the wall to hang the clock and a bit of Velco to keep it on the wall during travel.

You can pick up both at the hardware store.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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Newbie, on the road for a month and have really enjoyed the forums. Appreciate all the good answers and experience. We want to hang a fairly small clock, weight of maybe 1-2 pounds, above the TV in our 2014 27 FB International. The surface seems to be some sort of shiny faux wood. Behind it seems to be wood and the freezer. Would appreciate any ideas, particularly curious if I can put a small wood screw in there. Any help appreciated.
We use commercial strength locking Velcro to hang everything. Works wonderfully. No nail holes and comes off without any problem. You cannot go wrong with this product! Stay away from nails!
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #4
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I just put up a Command Hook removable stick-on, take it off the wall for travel along with stowing the usual, and put it in the bed along with the laptops.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:56 PM   #5
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Commercial strength Velcro is the way to go! We used the 25 pound per inch super strength velcro to mount a rather heavy brass ship's clock in the bedroom (sailors you know!) - hasn't moved at all and we've done lots of tow miles. Can always take things down, clean the wall and you'd never know you had hung anything at all. Great way to do it.
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I second the use of the Command hooks. I have become a huge fan, and they have many different sizes.


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Old 01-21-2015, 08:53 PM   #7
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The problem here is, although I love command strips, is 1) the 1 - 2 lb weight; and 2) the "shiny faux wood" comment. If the faux wood is a vinyl applique, I have found that much weight pulls the applique away from the wood. The Command strips/Velco holds, but the glue on the vinyl doesn't.
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Velcro- the space-age fastener-
If you are concerned about the clock falling off the wall in transit, remove it while underway.
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The fake wood panels in newer Airstreams are just like your laminate kitchen counter-tops (fully glued to the underlying plywood or OSB) and the "fake wood part" will not pull off if you Velcro a 2 pound clock to it.

I second the Velcro approach, I'm not sure if the Command Hooks will be strong enough for a 2 pound clock (remember, you'll be bouncing down the road so take any weight ratings intended for a fixed application with a grain of salt.)
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What material is the fake wood? The whitish wall covering on the dividing walls (bathroom, etc) does pull away from the wood it is glued to with a bit of weight on command strips. I had a light tin coat rack on my bedroom pocket door wall with a couple of hoodies on it. Over time the wall covering started to peel away from the wood. That is the only place in the AS where I used screws.....except Co detector, TV mount.
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What material is the fake wood? The whitish wall covering on the dividing walls (bathroom, etc) does pull away from the wood it is glued to with a bit of weight on command strips. I had a light tin coat rack on my bedroom pocket door wall with a couple of hoodies on it. Over time the wall covering started to peel away from the wood. That is the only place in the AS where I used screws.....except Co detector, TV mount.
In this case the OP was referring to the area above his TV in the living area. In his model Airstream, that part of the interior is made of Wilsonart laminate on plywood or OSB backing. The material should perform just as a typical laminated kitchen counter top. I'm not sure about the construction of the white panels in the toilet room. It also looks like laminate to me but I really haven't looked into it. We have some Command Hooks in use in the toilet room on the white walls and have not had any problems yet.
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Bob, in that case, I'd bet that command strips (proper weight rating ones) or industrial Velcro would work fine without even taking the clock down during travel. I have framed pics velcroed to the mouse fur and they never move.

Lighter stuff on the white vinyl are fine in my unit....the coat hook and sweatshirts are probably maybe 2 pounds combined, and the vinyl pulled away.
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As a fine clock could be seen as an upgrade why not inset the clock into the wall. Silver Streak did this for years. I'm looking at the 25-yr old one in mine now.
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Our Airstream came with a factory clock that is mounted on the same wall as the thermostat. It is secured with a small screw (that the clock hangs on). What carries the bulk of the weight are two velcro strips on the wall and the clock. The clock uses the screw to allow you to hang the clock. Once it is hanging, I push the clock against the wall. That locks the velcro strips together. The clock is rock solid and it is very secure. When I have to replace the batteries, I have to provide some serious pull to get the velcro to let go.

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