Hanging Things From Ceiling

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  1. zinger60

    zinger60 New Member

    Sep 7, 2008
    Northern IN
    Hi Everyone!
    We just brought home our first PUP. I am trying to figure out ways to store things and have seen that some people hang storage items from the ceiling on hooks. What kind of things would you use to attach to the ceiling? It would have to be something that could hold some weight without damaging the ceiling. I'm not sure how the ceiling is made so I don't want to go putting holes in it and cause a problem.
  2. LynnAllen02

    LynnAllen02 Active Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Long Island, New York
    Welcome to the portal.

    I use 3M hooks made for rented apartments/dorm rooms (you can remove with no damage to the wall)

    I keep very light items/gadgets in these, kitchen towels, sponges, napkins, thermometer for frig etc. in these.


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  3. tnchuck100

    tnchuck100 New Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    I used plain cup hooks. See the photos by selecting the camera at the left. The shelves were from Wal-Mart. I use them to hold potato chips, bread, popcorn. Light stuff.

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  4. campfixer

    campfixer New Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    You probably won't find much to attach to. Most are paneling or paper board on the inside ceiling covered with vinyl "wallpaper". Sheet foam insulation and the absolute minimum in the way of framing strips needed to catch the staples are next. With aluminum sheet on the outside. If you fasten something with screws, be sure they are not too long or you will be fixing water damage. To find the ceiling thickness, measure the inside depth of the top and subtract it from the outside top box height. The stuff is typically glued together. You would find more strength in the sides of the top box. This is typically plywood. Watch your mounting locations so you don't wear a hole in the canvas.
  5. sd102

    sd102 New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    For our privacy curtain for the potty, I used sticky hooks. There was a flat part that stuck to the ceiling really well, and a loop hook that came down off the flat part. They seem to stick great for our curtain, but I'm not sure how much weight they would hold.

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  6. mostlyok

    mostlyok We're Mostly OK!

    Jun 5, 2005
    Sarasota, Florida
    It seems best to keep it light. Our Starcraft was basically a thin plastic sheet, a bunch of insulating foam, and the actual rooftop. Not much to screw into. But you might be able to inject some epoxy past the plastic roof to help hold a little better. But I would never try more than 20-30 lbs even with epoxy. Towels and Doritos seem to be the best option.
    If the manufacturer has added a way to connect other stuff (hanging canvas 'closet', etc) then I would trust those connections for up to 40 lbs. The Mfg should have some kind of reinforcements, like they do for door supports, etc.

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  7. CampingFamily1

    CampingFamily1 New Member

    May 12, 2007
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
    We stick 3M removable hooks to the cross beams on the ceiling. We hang washcloths. Everybody has their own washcloth.
  8. zinger60

    zinger60 New Member

    Sep 7, 2008
    Northern IN
    Thanks everyone for your help. I love this website and I don't know what we would have done if my husband had not stumbled onto it. We basically knew nothing about pop-ups when we started looking for one but with the help from this website, we are learning.
  9. haroldpe

    haroldpe Campin' Engineer

    Mar 21, 2004
    Adamsville, MI
    we have a palomino and the roof material was plenty stout to use the below items nicely. used them to attach hanging galley shelf (LED light, pots, plates) and a privacy curtain. All parts, aloing with the plastic molly is from ACE hardware. I used two of them per D-ring. Very solid.

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    Edited by - haroldpe on September 14 2008 11:34:38

    Edited by - haroldpe on September 14 2008 11:35:23

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