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    Handrail For Stairs

    I'm not sure if this has been addressed before, but here goes. I have a Solitude 320X and I plan on installing a handrail to the stairs, on of those teak marine handrails. Has anyone had any experience trying this? the side wall seems to be solid. Any recommendations for depth or size of screw. If anyone from GD is listening, their advice is always welcome.
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    Several of us have installed a handrail. Use a stud finder and you'll have it tightly secured. I used the screws that came with the common brackets used for handrails. I posted a picture previously but have since changed computers. This may do it; http://www.mygrandrv.com/for...1&d=1439082743
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    Curious that Reflections come with handrails but Solitudes don't . . .

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    How are the walls constructed? Are there aluminum studs every 16" to 24" with like a foam core in-between?

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    TNF what is the length and where did you purchase handrail?


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    jdmuth; yes the walls are the aluminum studs, unknown if they're 16" or 24", hence the stud finder. I placed the first bracket into the stud just to the left of the door and used the stud finder moving left from there. tntyard; mine is a common handrail available at the big box lumber of your choice. I don't remember the length, it was measured to fit to the top of the stairs and cut accordingly. I sanded it smooth and stained a color my wife chose. Finally a coating of shellac.
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    Tony and Judy as an owner of a 320x also, what did you come up with to hang towels on in bathroom?
    Thanks! New 320x owner
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    I put a single rack above the toilet and a hook to the right of the sink for a hand towel. I've seen seen double racks, which I plan on replacing the single one with. A lot of possible space is gone because of the pocket doors, but I love the ability to enter the bathroom from the bedroom.
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    So we finally put handrail in the stairwell.


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    Tony, were you able to hit studs for towel racks in both locations, or did you use anchors??

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