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Old 07-20-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Structure /attaching things to the walls

I know it's probably been covered a in a million threads, but darned if i can find a single reference to such a simple question. Is there any kind of framwork to the walls? What is the best way to afix something (like a cabinet etc) to the wall?

When screwing something... again structurally.. like a dinette frame etc to the floor, how deep can you go without hitting the water tanks? Even though i purchased the service manaual, it's still not reallys showing me exactly where my model's tanks are..

pretty basic stuff, but oh so important!

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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Yes and no. there are vertical ribs much like a covered wagon of bygone days. These are spaced along the unit at regular intervals. The skin, both the inside and the outside, is riveted to them. You will see the vertical rows of rivets on the inside and the outside at the same location which defines the rib location.

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Old 07-20-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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Your tanks are probably right under the floor. So be carful to you know where they are...
Your walls are aluminum so a coarse thread screw or sheet metal screw works great for putting stuff on the wall...

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