Installing Anchor or Cargo Tie Down Points Inside - Screw Length? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-01-2020, 06:39 PM   #1
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Installing Anchor or Cargo Tie Down Points Inside - Screw Length?

I purchased these anchor/cargo tie down points . Will be installing them in inside my 2004 Bigfoot 17CB to hold various items in place while traveling. I have had similar items in a past trailer and they worked well.

Is there a suggested screw length I should use when installing them on the floor? They didn't come with any screws and while I have plenty of screws loose I need to know about what length I should use. Assuming there is a wood subfloor before the fiberglass?
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:22 PM   #2
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Couple points to consider.
1) if the hole and hanger are for light weight materials like a cargo net to hold a clothing bag, then find the largest diameter screw that doesn't pierce through the plywood. Maybe a 3/4 in long #10 or #12 hex head or Phillips button head wood screw.

2) if you want to hold down a generator or ice chest, then make sure you are using something like a 1/4-20 bolt and nut with a good sized fender washer backing it up. Be careful when drilling, as there can be plumbing, wiring, or metal structural members under the plywood you don't want to drill into.
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Thank you for the ideas. I think the washer idea is a good one if I can find safe locations to drill. I will crawl under and check out my options.
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Is there a suggested screw length I should use when installing them on the floor? They didn't come with any screws and while I have plenty of screws loose I need to know about what length I should use. Assuming there is a wood subfloor before the fiberglass?
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Come on Eric, don't we all have a few loose screws, i certainly do.
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