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    Default How to add new hooks to a trailer dressing room

    Is there a right way and a wrong way?

    Should you not drill into the ribs?

    The frame of my trailer is steel and the skin is aluminum so both materials are very well coated. I'm not planning on putting holes in the skin, but wondered about welding vs. drilling over the thick painted coat.

    I want to add a few hooks for pads, extra halters, etc. Nothing very heavy.
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    Since you don't need the hooks to hold a lot of weight, why not use those 3M stick on ones?

    They come off easily w/o leaving any residue & IIRC there are some designed to support heavy-ish objects
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    How is all the other hardware installed?



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    I don't know if you've perused these, but I just put new saddle racks in my trailer using the rack systems at Organized Barn and Trailer (you can google it). They are totally and completely awesome and once you have the back panel up, you can add and rearrange however you want. Four hooves up!



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    Quote Originally Posted by airhorse View Post
    How is all the other hardware installed?
    On the bulkhead wall, there are welded hooks up high and other hooks bolted into the horizontal crossmember.

    I want hooks on the far wall up high. It is a crossmember that is at the hight where the roof comes into the sidewall.
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    I used the 3M stick-on hooks of various sizes for my tack room and they are working well. I even used the 3M picture hanger strips to hang a small mirror on a wall. Obviously doesn't work if you need to place hooks on a carpeted wall, but great for everywhere else. I use them to hang helmets, show coats on hangers, spurs, etc.



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