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Old 05-03-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Epic Fail - Banana hammock.

I bought a banana hammock and couldn't get it up.

Really.

At the Atlanta RV Show I bought a "Fruit and Veggie Hammock" for our 5th wheel. Sweet Wife likes to take her "Magic Bullet" juicer machine along and takes an ample supply of all sorts of veggies and stuff to run through the thing. Including bananas. All of which take up space on the counter.

And here is the epic fail: The hammock mounts with two fairly substantial screw hooks that are to be screwed into the bottom of cabinetry. This works great in a house where the bottom of the cabinet is 1/2" real wood. In my trailer the bottom of the cabinet is a thin veneer. The veneer creates a space for the wiring for lights and such that attach under the cabinet, on the inside is a real wood bottom, but the outside is a thin panel to hide wiring under the cabinet.

In my humble opinion, the veneer is not substantial enough to support the weight of the loaded hammock without the screws pulling out. Therefore there is no suitable place in the trailer to mount the thing.

Nothing wrong with the hammock, just no place to put it.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
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A solution has been proposed...if the correct hardware is available from Home Depot.

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Old 05-04-2014, 04:39 AM   #3
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Yup, longer hooks, will reach up through the channel and dig into the good solid wood.

Also, you may be able to adjust the spacing of the hooks a couple inches and impact solid wood, It it in there, finding it is the problem.
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I bought a banana hammock and couldn't get it up.
Have you consulted your physician?
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There exist long-necked screw eyes that could extend through the veneer, across the space between, and into the substantial wood bottom of the cabinet.
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There exist long-necked screw eyes that could extend through the veneer, across the space between, and into the substantial wood bottom of the cabinet.
Yeah that's the plan. Took me a while to think of that. What stumped me is that I bought this thing at an RV show, and thus assumed the installation kit would be "RV ready"

But it wasn't.
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