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Old 10-28-2018, 08:24 PM   #1
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MH wall anchors 101


I need an education on wall anchors for a manufactured home. Previous owner used 2x4 to attach towel racks and TP holder. We are redoing the bathroom and want to use anchors. What kind should I use ?
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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Depends if there are young kids around. If yes, then I would use the metal collapsible anchors. Otherwise, the plastic anchors work fine. The metal ones seem to expand farther and hold better.

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Depends if there are young kids around. If yes, then I would use the metal collapsible anchors. Otherwise, the plastic anchors work fine. The metal ones seem to expand farther and hold better.

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No yongins in the house. So do you mean the metal toggle type.
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Old 10-29-2018, 04:42 AM   #4
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No this type. You can remove the screw and not lose the anchor.

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I'm not positive that type of anchor will work well in a mobile home. The drywall in a MH is typically only 1/4" thick.
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There are different lengths. Some will collapse down smaller than 1/4".

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I'm not positive that type of anchor will work well in a mobile home. The drywall in a MH is typically only 1/4" thick.

That's going to make just about any anchor difficult.


But if you are re-doing the bathroom anyways, you could cut a hole in the drywall, and put some 2 x 6 blocking behind drywall.
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I'm not positive that type of anchor will work well in a mobile home. The drywall in a MH is typically only 1/4" thick.
That was my fear. The drywall may be to thin for a regular anchor. Do they make a thin wall anchors?
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I would be prepared to find a hole behind that 1x. Possible that that tp holder was originally mounted to the wall the way you want to do it and was ripped off, hence the 1x mounting solution.
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The metal toggle type has far more holding power than post 4 pic (hollow wall anchor).


It may not be an option in a MH. Even without children the constant pulling motion makes a TP holder a tough install unless you hit wood. A more attractive version of what you have or open the wall and add some wood is your permanent solution.
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