Your RV should feel like home. One of the best ways to make it feel that way is by hanging up pictures of your friends and family or hanging up the artwork you like.
Hanging up a picture that you like is a little different in your RV than it is in a typical home. In many homes, it’s just a matter of hammering a nail at the correct spot in the wall. Well, in an RV, it’s not that easy. You need to make sure you’re not going to do any damage to your unit. Here’s what you need to know.
Don’t Start Nailing or Screwing Into Your RV’s Walls
Nails and screws can be used in RVs in some instances, but nine times out of 10 I would say to leave these kinds of fasteners and hangers to typical house walls. Avoid using them in your RV.
Why? Well, your RV walls are not built like a typical house wall. They’re made of different material that’s usually slimmer. Also, there are all kinds of wiring and plumbing behind your RV’s walls. If you screw or nail into them, you run the risk of puncturing something you don’t want to. Also, holes in RV walls can be tougher to patch than in a home. Instead of hammering or screwing into a wall, consider using something that doesn’t damage your RV’s wall.
Use Adhesive Hooks and Hangers
In an RV, adhesive hangers and hooks are your friends. They can make organizing things easier, but they also work wonders for hanging pictures or wall art. There are all sorts of different hangers and hooks available out there. 3M is one of the best companies for these. The hooks are sturdy and the adhesive strong.
The best part about using adhesive hooks and hangers is that if you change your mind as to where on the wall you want something, you can remove the hanger or hook and not have damaged the wall at all.
Consider Velcro or Similar Products
Yep, Velcro. It might seem like an odd choice, but you can use Velcro to secure your pictures to your wall. The best part about this is that you can anchor your pictures in multiple spots on the frame so that they don’t shift around during travel.
This is something that Velcro or similar products have over typical adhesive hooks. I’d look for Velcro strips that have a sticky adhesive on the back. You can then cut these strips to the perfect size and put your pictures wherever you want them. Just make sure you have enough to support the picture or piece of wall art.
How do you secure pictures and art to your RV’s walls? Leave a comment below!