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    Mobil home hang?

    Well I just bought got a used dbl wide mobile home
    Anyone try to hang in one using wall brackets of some sort
    Have a stud finder would prefer to do it this way vs stand
    Last edited by West michigan; 06-17-2017 at 18:24.

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    Pretty sure that mobile home would have thinner studs in the wall. You'd need to span several of them with something to tie them together. 2x6 could work. Make sure your hammock hanger hits stud and the stretcher. Distribute the load. Investigate the walls first to be sure they can even hold a lateral distributed load. May not be able to safely.
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    ^^^^^That's your only chance but I wouldn't risk it. My family owns a "manufactured home community" (today's preferred name for what we all know as a mobile home park...lol) and while they make nice homes, there's not much extra strength built into them for things like a hammock. I strongly suggest reconsidering a stand or in the interest of space savings, two 4x4's placed vertically against opposite walls with a 2x4 (pipe, etc) against the ceiling between the uprights to act as a spreader. Anchor the 4x4's to the walls and floor for stability and anchor the spreader a couple of times to the ceiling to prevent bowing. Attach the hammock anchors to the the 4x4's. The whole thing can be painted, covered with rough sawed wood, etc for appearance.
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    I have a trailer, in what was called trailer park in my day, and having redone the inside I would tell you...nope...don't do it Depending on the year and manufacturer your walls will most like be hung using cheap metal "studs" which can barely hold up dry wall.

    If you want to hang in a mobile home/trailer you might want to consider some sort of free standing hammock stand like the TATO stand, or DIY one. Lots of discussion and types to DIY here. Check out the DIY area.

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    Thanks guys I'm gonna do the turtle dog stands
    I like the price and ease and they fold up out of the way when not in use

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    I work in a mobile home factory as a draftsman. Don't hang from ANY interior walls. Ever.

    Some mobile homes are built with 2x6 exterior walls, and you might be able to get away with hanging on the diagonal between an endwall and a sidewall, but most interior walls are 2x3 studs @ 24" o.c. We have to add special bracing to the walls if we know the homeowner will be mounting a TV to the wall...
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    Depending on how often you'll be hanging/breaking them down, Derek Hansen's pipe stand takes up less floor space at the price of increased initial cost.

    https://theultimatehang.com/2012/07/...ck-pipe-stand/

    I have two sets of TurtleDog stands and really like them. Setting them up indoors, however, takes some furniture relocation. Also, the total length is longer due to the rear leg of the TurtleDog stand.
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    Well finally made some decent turtledog stands
    Sleeping super deep lol dream come true
    Had the ridge pole under my deck perfect 10 foot

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    That looks great! Congrats.

    You might want to run some cord through the legs to hobble the legs to keep them from spreading too far. I know you have it on carpet and that will minimize slippage, but better safe than sorry.
    Last edited by DannyII; 06-30-2017 at 17:15.

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