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Old 04-23-2015, 08:34 AM   #15
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I agree that the suction bars in bathrooms are not ideal as the tile surface is not flat due to the grout. However I used one successfully on the exterior of my EggCamper for a year as a grab bar since the Egg did not have one installed on the exterior wall. Perhaps fiberglass is better suited to the suction bars, try one on the outside and see if it holds, it definitely is better than nothing.

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Old 04-23-2015, 09:01 AM   #16
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As mentioned, they work great as a "Touch Point" to maintain balance, but they are not safe to depend on to prevent falls or, as was discussed earlier, as a grab handle to use to pull oneself into an entry door with. And, on some surfaces, the suction cup grab handle can slide.

Something unsafe is really not better than nothing when it imbues a false sense of security. Especially when there is a better & safer way, and your health, safety and even life may depend on it doing its job.

I have two grab handles at the entrance to my Hunter, one above the other, and both are securely attached with 2 1/2" screws into both the metal door frame and the wood substructure. Took all of 15 minutes to install them.

But again, they have been discontinued and I guess it doesn't bother Home Depot to sell off remaining stock.

BTW: Has anyone noticed that safety is a sensitive topic for Moi ???

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Old 04-23-2015, 09:26 AM   #17
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Here's a better idea, provided that the wall to which it is attached is properly reinforced.

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